Re: Fight pickin' ... Re: [CR]Quiet again


Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

From: CYCLESTORE@aol.com
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 11:53:55 EDT
Subject: Re: Fight pickin' ... Re: [CR]Quiet again
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Cc: OROBOYZ@aol.com


A thing to remember,

The best work from custom work shops is commissioned by the buyer, not the builder. I would guess David Bohm and Richard Sachs best work came from their best customer (if you can define that) that was willing and able to pay for it.

It's hard o spend days and days filing lugs if you have to donate the effort to the old racers home when you were making less than minimum wage before you started.

My 2 cents will by you a cup of coffee in Afghanistan, I'll be the guy sitting there wearing the patch on his shirt for easy recognition.

Gilbert Anderson in cool and sunny Raleigh NC

In a message dated 5/23/01 3:26:53 PM, OROBOYZ@aol.com writes:

<< In a message dated 5/23/01 10:24:14 AM Eastern Daylight Time, velopista@hotmail.com writes:

<< Who is a better builder ... Ron Cooper or Mario Confente? >>

Hey gals & guys:

I am really liking this nice relatively quiet period with no one showing their anti-social behavior. Although I know all this is tongue-in-cheek, fighting is not what this whole deal is about and I hasten to remind you all it takes very little (and no particular genius) to really get folks upset...

So relax and enjoy!

Re: who is the best builder.. Truth is all these famous guys have probably had a bad day and an inspired day. It really is like saying what person is the most beautiful.. It's a lot in the eye of the beholder and the constant fretting over THE BEST causes some fine other people/bikes to get overlooked in the process.. Plus people constantly blowing off that their favorite bike/builder is better than the others is at least boring and tiresome! Give it a rest!

Diversity is what is most fun and interesting!!

Dale Brown
Greensboro, North Carolina >>