Re: [CR]Unknown frame & fork (ebay)


Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 10:38:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Robert Clair (DUSD)" <rclair@info.census.gov>
To: <RaleighPro531@aol.com>
Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Unknown frame & fork (ebay)
In-Reply-To: <144.cc45ca3.29e843d8@aol.com>


This appears to be a fairly early, and basic, 70's touring model from R & E. Frames were an integral part of the R & E Cycles shop in Seattle WA, up until about 1989 or so when the partnerhip disolved. The store is still there on the upper end of University Ave. in the U district I believe. Mark Petry and Bob Freeman know way more though if it isn't. The R side of the business was of course Angel Rodriguez, who really loved to build tandems, and the E side of the business was of course Glenn Erickson, whose gone on to build some really slick frames. If you look really close in one of the pics, you'll make out the image of the trillium flower that was their signature mark. A special lugged/lugless Erickson creation resulted from one Christmas visit back to the northwest ... those were the days.
Robert Clair
Alexandria, VA