Re: [CR]K-bikes and artsiness


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From: RaleighPro531@aol.com
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 11:54:33 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]K-bikes and artsiness
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 1/16/2002 11:44:14 AM Eastern Standard Time, gp@rivendellbicycles.com writes:


> When I worked for Bstone, I had a chance to see a couple of races, and since
> Bstone had a team and one of the Bstone guys was a bigwig in the ranks of
> Keirin racing administration, I got to hang out in the locker & bike room
> before a match. All the bikes were there, and I had about 90 minutes to look
> over all the details (I'd also seen them being built in Bstone's handbuilt
> shop). Actually, since there were/are so many restrictions on what you CAN
> do with a K-bike (I'm always afraid I'll misspell it, like the beer, and get
> scolded, so this is easier), the riders seemed to take advantage of every
> opportunity to personalize and beautify their bikes, so long as it didn't
> make them illegal. Many used the same fork crown, but they were carved up
> differently. Same with lugs, dropouts, chroming, and paint.
>

Thanks Grant. I hadn't even considered Bridgestone's involement. Suppose I was assuming that market was catered to by independent frame builders. Don't have any pictures by any chance do you?

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, PA