Dear All: This thread reminded me of a favorite email message I saved a couple of years ago from Grant Young at Condor Cycles........Part of it is excerpted below my sign out. We were discussing the stunning Condor on the cover of Richards Bicycle Book....I'm sure you all have seen it. (I have a spare copy if someone is bereft). I still have a serious want for a Condor like this. Anyone interested in buying my Derosa Nuovo Classico frame so I can put a down payment on one.....?? Randy Nelson Seattle
"Dear Mr Nelson,
Yes, indeed the bicycle featured on the front cover of Richard's Book was made for Eric Clapton, which I understand he still has and rides. We do still make this type of frame. The lug work is very ornate and takes about 3 days to cut out, but they are works of art........