Re: [CR]Modernizing a classic

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From: "David Feldman" <>
To: "Tom Sanders" <>, <>
References: <001501c25824$8ebe7a70$ead2f50c@C1921978A>
Subject: Re: [CR]Modernizing a classic
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 10:37:17 -0500

Why not? You could have the best of both. You could also have a frame built to emulate an older appearance by a currently-working builder and have some advantages of modern tubing, custom fit, etc. There are several builders on this list who could do just that.
David Feldman
Vancouver, WA

----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Sanders
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 12:15 PM
Subject: [CR]Modernizing a classic

One of the list members tells of meeting up with a rider on a Litespeed who liked the members' vintage bike better to ride than his own modern bike. I suppose this has been beaten to death some time before my arrival, but I am looking at a Masi frame that is already refinished beautifully and I'm thinking " I could re-do the spacing from 126mm to 130 and put new record stuff on this and I'd really have a sweet bike". I have two friends who closely advise me on such matters. One is horrified by the idea and the other thinks it is the way to go for a bike one intends to use. I'm more than a little curious to see what list members might have to say about this. I suppose I'll really take some lumps here.
Tom Sanders
Lansing, Mi