Well, all's well that end's well. I was tempted by that one myself, but, aside from the fact that all but five of my bikes are still in the self-storage from last July's move, I thought I would feel a bit silly riding a "Kathy Simonetti" monogramed frame. I agree about the virtues of our fearless leader Dale, but considering the mass of a Gran Tourismo, you could pelt an offender to death with just one.
> Congratulations to both you and your sister. I appreciate you checking
> into it and finding that it was of use to you. In so doing you have
> helped me help a friend ,and that works well all the way around. Your
> sister now owns a bike that I can tell you for sure got "the treatment"
> from all who were involved in its construction and finish, in addition
> to a 20 year old + bike with virtually no miles on it! And for a great
> price. It just doesn't get any better than this; and again all on
> account of one person who had a vision of bringing us all together for
> the common good and the love of vintage bicycles. Need I repeat his
> name? Anyone who doesn't have the name Dale Brown on their lips at this
> very moment (either can't read or) should be taken out and flogged with
> discarded Del Mundo tyres until comatose. We'll finish the job by
> pelting the offender with Gran Turismo rear derailliers until dead.
> Thanks to everyone on the list, just for being.
> Brian Baylis
> La Mesa, CA
> > Thanks to Brian's tip, my sister now owns a yellow Medici with the name
> > 'Kathy Simonetti' painted on the top tube!
> > Anyone know a sympathetic wrench or shop in the St Petersberg/Tampa Bay area
> > in case she needs any help?
> > Aaron Lipstadt
> > Hollywood