Re: [CR]Conversations on wheel building...are there greatwheelbuildersand why are they better than others?

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From: "Scott Sweeney" <goscotty@msn.com>
To: <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "J.Dunn" <bikehunter@msn.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Conversations on wheel building...are there greatwheelbuildersand why are they better than others?
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 15:25:43 -0700
Seal-Send-Time: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 15:25:43 -0700


Hi, I have a pair of Wheelsmith wheels that I had made up by them about 1974-5 while they were at their first building on Alma St. in Palo Alto, and they used Chrome double butted spokes and a set of high flange Campy hubs with Fiamme rims. They were stunning to ride in the sunlight. I've never seen chrome spokes since. Scott Sweeney Salinas, CA ----- Original Message ----- From: J.Dunn To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net ; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 5:11 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Conversations on wheel building...are there greatwheelbuildersand why are they better than others?

Sounds to me like what you're really asking is, "Why are some people famous and other equally talented people not?"

No. This was the question: "Are their wheels actually better than other good wheel builders and , if so, how?"

Nothing to do with fame or notoriety. Are their wheels betters than other good wheel builders or aren't they? If so, why? Nothing to "hash" out that I can see.

John Dunn in Boise

----- Original Message ----- From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 1:46 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Conversations on wheel building...are there great wheelbuildersand why are they better than others?

> Tom Sanders wrote: > > > (cut) > > What I'd like to know is just what is it that gives famous wheel builders such as Joe Young or Spence Wolf such a cache among the classic biking community. Are their wheels actually better than other good wheel builders and , if so, how? > > Please, don't just tell me they have "Mojo"! > > Sounds to me like what you're really asking is, "Why are some people > famous and other equally talented people not?" I don't think we need to > hash this one out, actually, but then again that's just my opinion. > Hash away if you must... > > Chuck Schmidt > L.A., SoCal where questions of fame, celebrity and talent are decided on > a daily basis. > > . > _______________________________________________ > Classicrendezvous mailing list > Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org > http://www.bikelist.org/mailman/listinfo/classicrendezvous

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