Mark Poore said: Now if Mr.. Singer learned his trade in France or Mr. Confente picked his skills up in the U.S. maybe we could classify their works as being French and American. I guess the question would be if Richie picked up and moved to England would his bikes at that point be considered English and more importantly would the builder even like to have their work classified by nation.
If we couldn't classify them by nation, then what good would it be to have a French - British site!!?? And, how else would we end up with wonderful things like English, Italian and French threading to add to our woes. To me, where the builder operated his shop should dictate how we view the origin--therefore, to stir things up, I believe a Confente or American made Masi is an American frame. So, all those people saying we spend too much time discussing Italian frames will have to change their complaint. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL