On Wed, 18 Jun 2003 01:05:49 +0100 "brucerobbins"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Can't we cut the philosophy bollocks here? The list is about old
> > bikes and not about what was in the minds of the men who put them
> > together. The framebuilders on this list are all great, talented
> > individuals but, and I say this with a lot of respect here, I don't
> > think they merit an in-depth discussion-or even a shallow one-about
> > their inspiration. If you want to get that anal, join the
> > framebuilders list.Bruce, who freely admits he shouldn't have had that third,
> > keyboard-loosening glass of red (Californian!) wine
are there more than 8 people that agree with this?
Not me, boy. I certainly don't agree. And I've got the biggest collection of California Red Wine you've probably ever seen.
John Dunn in Boise
> > Vince Connelly and Richard Rose should do the decent thing and have
> > a nice, wee off-list discussion about guitars, inspiration or
> > whatever and spare the rest of us the from their philosophising. The
> > idea that we should discuss what inspired Peter Weigle to pick a
> > particular paint scheme is one of the most ridiculous suggestions
> > I've read on this list. And as for Vince's query about the address
> > for the "Classic photos and discussion of my old neighbor Rebecca
> > Twigg" list, it's the email address of whoever else wants to discuss
> > it with you.
> > I get really pissed off when someone asks a pertinent question and
> > doesn't get an answer even though I suspect there are people out
> > there who could provide one and yet some airy-fairy thread about
> > guitars or the workings of some Masi guy's mind merit a
> > disproportionate amount of analysis.
> > If that's narrow-minded, as E-Ritchie suggested, then I'm in the
> > narrow-minded camp with Chuck-and glad to be there.
> > Dundee
> > Scotland