[CR]Re: Uncommon ? "Spooned ends" Was: Ann's Mystery Frame


From: "Raoul Delmare" <R.Delmare@Charter.net>
To: "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>
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Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 16:53:46 -0600
Subject: [CR]Re: Uncommon ? "Spooned ends" Was: Ann's Mystery Frame

: ^ )

ANY collection with a Masi in it is UNCOMMON !

And a Marinoi also ? Not fair !

( yes , I'm envious )

And it just so happens , that I have just taken possession of a spectacular Richard Sachs frame ( built into a complete bicycle as a matter of fact ) , which features a fantastic pair of concave "top eyes" .

But , out of all of the "derailleur bicycles" sold in the U.S.A. , in the past 40 years , what percentage of them have this feature ?

( and I could count up my little collection , and talk about how common Sturmey Archer FG 4-Speed Dynohub rear wheels are . . . )

: ^ )

Cheers ,
Raoul


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Bilenkey"
To: "Raoul Delmare" ; "C.R. List"


<classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 4:43 PM Subject: Uncommon ? "Spooned ends" Was: Ann's Mystery Frame


> How common are spooned or concave ends one might ask? I'd say more common
> than Raoul thinks. I walked around the basement and I can find 7 pairs of
> concave stay ends on the some of the bikes in my meagre collection. That'd
> be about 30% of my bikes and not all of them are vintage or steel. The ones
> that have concave stay ends include:
>
> 71 Masi Special Pista (the prettiest stay ends I'd say)
> 76 Zeus (almost diamond shaped but concave)
> 76 Marinoni (very much like the Masi's, very fine)
> 81 Gardin (also fine and engraved)
> 81 Pro Miyata (short like Ann's)
> 82 Velosport Mirage (also short like Ann's)
> 84 Miele (Japanese frame, quite pretty)
>
> Seem pretty common to me... or do I have an odd sample of frames/bikes?
>
> David Bilenkey
> Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org
> > [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of Raoul
> > Delmare
> > Sent: March 2, 2003 3:29 PM
> > To: C.R. List
> > Subject: [CR]Ann's Mystery Frame , Miyata , Matsushita , Le Tour
> snip
> > Hey Ann !!
> >
> > Personally , I think one of the big identifying features will be the
> > upper ends of the seat stays , at the seat lug . In other words , I'm
> > talking about the "seat cluster" , or the "top eyes" . Those
> > "spooned" ends , which always instantly make me think of the
> > word MASI ,are certainly a not-too-common feature !!
> >
> > Raoul Delmare
> > Marysville Kansas