[CR]Framebuilding - Art or Engineering yet again...

Example: Bike Shops:R.E.W. Reynolds

From: "flying_scot" <flying_scot@btopenworld.com>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 08:47:05 +0100
Subject: [CR]Framebuilding - Art or Engineering yet again...

Funny how this discussion never gets concluded - there probably isn't a conclusion, but this is as contentious a subject on this list that it pops up with irregular frequency - or as Chuck would say - Check the Archives !

Anyway - to lighten up the thread. If anyone needs inspiration to restore their *** Flying Scot *** or any other classic machine for that matter, what better than these two ;

http://www.flying-scot.co.uk/frame_pages/frame_132n.html (mapped)

http://www.flying-scot.co.uk/frame_pages/frame_69h.html (mapped)

You guys must realise by drawing Brian into long wordy replies, you're preventing him from giving me a short speel on his Scot frame :-)

Here is an interesting question - The original "The Flying Scot" downtube transfers / decals were always fitted with the baseline of the lettering running above and along an imaginary centreline on the side of the tube - Brian is one of the few that put the replacement transfers back there (the object is to make the name easily readable from the side of the machine) whereas a lot of "refinishers" just centre the transfer on the tube. Was this by accident or by design - Brian ? Enquiring minds need to know !

Oh and can anyone put a name on the manufacturer of the dropouts on the first Scot (132 N)

Bob Reid