Try not to pigeon hole the Murphy brothers based on just a few frames. The ones everyone equates with Columbine are just a small sample of what they do. I think they have only made 4 or 5 of the super fancy ones. The rest are relatively normal frames with just a frill here and there and are reasonably priced when you consider the work involved and what other stuff costs nowadays. Really, in my humble opinion, making basic frames becomes extremely boring in short order. Every once in a while you got to bust out and express yourself. I know something is really good when half the people hate it and the other half love it. That's all that Columbine is trying to do.
Dave Bohm Bohemian Bicycles ----- Original Message ----- From: Tony Zanussi To: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2001 7:31 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Art Bikes - articles
I remember seeing articles in early 80's on Columbines, and they seemed decent, really beautiful lugged frames back then. But their current art versions as depicted on their web site lack anything I would want to buy or ride, and to me seem just like a bike for the rich and/or those that want to just say they spent X amount on a bike. I will take my Merckx Corsa Extra anyday! Just my opinion though!
Tony Zanussi KCMO
----Original Message Follows---- From: Steve Kurt <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Classic Rendezvous <email@example.com> Subject: [CR]Art Bikes - articles Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 19:36:13 -0500
Hi gang, Interested in bike frames as artistic expression? Well, I just finished scanning a couple of articles from the late Bicycle Guide, and have posted them on ClubPhoto. Just wander over to: http://members5.clubphoto.com/steve337956/
The articles are in the folders titled "Art Bikes" and "Framed Art". These articles cover some well known builders, such as Erickson, Columbine, Della Santa, and R. Sachs. Wonderful stuff! Might even fall into the catagory of "bike porn"!
Steve Kurt Peoria, IL
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