Re: [CR]Fiorelli track bike on eBay


Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 14:04:43 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Fiorelli track bike on eBay
References: <AAD2E1FA-572F-11D7-846E-00039356BD92@mac.com>


Brandon Ives wrote:
>
> On Saturday, March 15, 2003, at 10:03 AM, Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> > < http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2716182724>
>
> People have asked quite a bit lately about how to tell quality
> workmanship from questionable. In my eyes this frame is of
> questionable workmanship and it only took me 3-4 seconds to come to
> that conclusion. "How?" you say, simple look at the dropouts. When I
> see dropouts that haven't seen a file and are put in without any
> modification that says to me that they didn't spend too much time on
> the rest of the bike either. I'm not saying it's a poorly constructed
> frame, but personally I question the attention put into the build.

Yeah, that is what struck me too. The track ends look huge as they were brazed onto the stays straight outta the box.

Photo of Fiorelli track ends: http://members.shaw.ca/vincerad/Img_0283.jpg

Chuck Schmidt L.A.

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