In a message dated 1/6/2002 7:31:47 AM Eastern Standard Time, email@example.com writes:
<< Dear Sirs
I understand that you are the webmaster for http://www.classicrendezvous.com/main.htm
I refer to your web page on Stan Pike @ http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British/Pike_Stan.htm.
The details contained about my father are factually incorrect and insulting, I respectfully request that you either correct the script or remove it within seven days of the date of this 'e' mail.
Dear Mr. Pike: YIKES!!! I am shocked and upset by your response! I am sorry to have caused any consternation on your part... as all of us in the vintage bike hobby have great respect for your father and his work. Two of my friends currently own and love their Stan Pike bicycles!
I sold his frames in my store (cycles de ORO, Inc.) years ago and thought them to be the tops. I intended the words in that page to be respectful and not at all insulting, but obviously I was wrong, as witnessed by the inference you have taken!
As you can see by the attribution, the main info there was received from Hilary Stone, who is one of the editors of Cycling Plus magazine and considered one of the most expert lightweight vintage bike guys in the world!
So, my apologies for accidentally eliciting your negative response and now let's see what we can do to correct the situation. Here is my statement in the start of the British section of the Classic Rendezvous web site:
"There are literally hundreds of classic era British makers and perhaps someday we will have them all included here! Please contribute any information or illustrations you might have. Corrections are gratefully accepted!"
I would ask you to offer up all the corrections you see necessary in the Stan Pike page and then provide any additional materials you think might put the slant on your father's career that you would like. Articles, from the press or by you or other family, plus photos, catalogs, etc., all would be welcome.
Will these steps address your concerns? Please note that the purpose of my efforts in this web site is to inform and enhance the public about these fine hand crafted old bikes, in a not-for-profit format. Stan Pike certainly has a well earned spot in this "Hall of Fame!"
Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina Web master <A HREF="http://www.classicrendezvous.com/main.htm">Classic Rendezvous</A>