Re: [CR]Bugatti Bicycle Frame

(Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley)

From: "Raoul Delmare" <R.Delmare@Charter.net>
To: "classic list" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@ptd.net>, <Gunngrafton@aol.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Bugatti Bicycle Frame
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 09:02:27 -0600
cc: supercharging@bigpond.com

Thank You Tim Gunn !

Thank You Roy Drinkwater !

Thank You Greg Smith !

I've been reading about the "little thoroughbreds" from Molsheim , since I was perhaps 12 years old . The source of my early information was a large & colorful & expensive book , owned by my grandfather . That book had a few short sentences about Ettore Bugatti's bicycle .

But , I've never seen any drawings of the bicycle , nor any photographs , until now !

Wow !

I am enthusiastic ! I'm enthusiastic about the ideas of seeing , riding , owning one !!! But honestly , I'm probably not enthusiastic enough to pay the required price .

And $ 4,500.00 U.S. , for Greg's classically equipped all-Campagnolo example , in Australia , seems to be a very good price !

For such an extremely rare , and extremely labor intensive to build , sort of machine , it seems like a bargain !

Thanks !

Happy Just To See Pictures ! ,

( and I thought the front fork on my Humber bicycle was interesting ! )

Cheers ,
Raoul Delmare
Marysville Kansas
( close to the center of the )
U.S.A.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Roy H. Drinkwater"
To: "classic list"
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Bugatti Bicycle Frame



> >How many of you are Familar with the Multi tubed Bugatti Bicycle Frame design
> >by Ettore Bugatti.
>
> There's pictures at
> http://home.uni-one.nl/bugatti/bsale.htm halfway down the page.
>
> >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.
>
> BB [ Brian Bayless ] would be the man to build an EB bicycle ;^)
>
>
> Roy H. Drinkwater
> _______________________________________________


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Gunn"
To: C.R.List
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 8:04 AM
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.
> England