Re: [CR]Fiorelli track bike on eBay


From: "Richard Rose" <rmrose@toast.net>
To: <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Fiorelli track bike on eBay
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 21:30:59 -0500
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Two observations on this bike. One, it looks like the winning bidder got a pretty nice frame for the money. Two, those dropouts remind me of a balsa wood airplane from my youth. Insert tab A into slot B sort of thing. Richard Rose (Toledo, Ohio)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Schmidt"
Cc:
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Fiorelli track bike on eBay



> 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.

>

> .