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)
> 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:
> Chuck Schmidt