[CR]Bugatti Bicycle Frame

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From: <Gunngrafton@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 09:04:01 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Bugatti Bicycle Frame

Hi there, How many of you are Familar with the Multi tubed Bugatti Bicycle Frame design by Ettore Bugatti. This is just an idea at the moment, But I plan to make some Replica's of the frame from the copy of the original Drawing I have. This has been an objective of mine for a long time now. Ever since I made a replica of Carlo Bugatti's bicycle about 10 years ago. This is now in the Bugatti Museum at Prescott speed hill climb in the cotswolds/England. The now owner of the bicycle has Ettore's Original Chain Drive Hill Climb Bugatti that he used to drive to events such as Mont Ventoux ect ect( this is also in the Museum). This bicycle has also done a tour of Europe with an Excibition dedicated to the Bugatti Family. I know of at least 2 copys of the multi tubed frame here in England. And I bleive they were made by Art Stump. I have ridden one of these, and It was altogeter a real treat to ride. The Tubing Whistles to you as you ride. I beleive stump had to reinforce the frame with cross bracing to strengthen the frame, which helped, but was not to the original design. The reason for this email is just to see if there is any interest out there, if I were to make them, and also give me an idea of the quatity of materials required. Silver solder/ Tubing ect ect. Let me Know if this is of interest to you. All the best Tim Gunn The Old Bicycle Company.
Cut Elms Farm,
Aythorpe Roding,
Nr Dunmow,
Essex,CM6 1PQ.