Re: [CR] VINER

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

From: "feldman" <feldmanbike@yahoo.com>
To: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <115.8aebd19.293bd12f@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] VINER
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 12:07:28 -0800


I assembled a new steel one for a customer last month; he bought the frame mail order and it's a modern, scary-light/stupid light oval downtube Columbus set, the one with creases on the outside of the chainstays. Yeah, not as pretty as the old ones with the star cutouts and probably won't last
as long!
DF


----- Original Message -----
From: OROBOYZ@aol.com
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: [CR] VINER



> In a message dated 12/2/01 10:18:39 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> DTSHIFTER@aol.com writes:
>
> <<
> Does anyone know the history of Viner? Who was/were the builder(s)? Any
> original decals still available? >>
>
> Not much history, but they were imported fairly vigorously by Gus Betat
> Imports in New Orleans, which at one time was an important source for all the
> cool stuff, Campagnolo, etc.
> There were a number of models at different price levels , with the top of the
> line model called the "Stella" with cool star cutouts in lugs etc.
> Seems like Viner may be still in biz with the usual boring, anonymous tig
> welded aluminum frames... Yes, here they are:
>
> http://www.viner.it
>
> They might respond to a polite request for replacement decals...
>
>
>
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, North Carolina
> _______________________________________________

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