RE: [CR]OT:Lyonsport bicycles...

(Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique)

From: "Mark Bulgier" <>
To: "''" <>,
Subject: RE: [CR]OT:Lyonsport bicycles...
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 10:22:12 -0800

Mike Wilkinson wrote:
> I was wondering if anybody had any opinions or first hand
> experience with Jeff Lyon frames, in particular that retro
> looking single speed frame with vibrant stays:

Jeff Lyon is a very good framebuilder, and honest and conscientious to boot. I never bought a frame from him, as he was a competitor during the time I was a framebuilder, but we were on friendly terms and I visited his shop a few times when he was based in Seattle.

A framebuilder can tell a lot about another framebuilder's work by seeing it before paint; even more when you see it in progress. I was very impressed with his skill and knowledge. His equipment was (still is I bet) minimal and archaic but well thought out. His techniques are quite traditional.

He seems to specialize in relatively plain bikes at a reasonable cost, though I'm sure he'd be happy to make you a real fancy frame too.

Mark Bulgier
Seattle, Wa