Re: [CR]Constructeurs/technical trials/drillium

Example: Framebuilding:Paint
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 10:01:22 -0400
From: "Scott Goldsmith" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Constructeurs/technical trials/drillium
In-Reply-To: <a05010402bb03028c2886@[]>

At 06:57 PM 6/3/2003 -0700, Jan Heine wrote: [snip]
>On a randonneur bike, there is so much more than just the frame. Custom
>racks, lighting, etc. all carry the signature of the builder. On my
>Rivendell, while the frame is Rivendell (more or less), the custom rack
>and other parts aren't. So it's a bit murky


In the Csuka interview made clear the artisanship involved with a constructeur bike. Like a set Nervex lugs, you can just braze them up untouched or you can spend hours filing and re-shaping them to a state of art. Esge fender and some Nitto racks make a functional bike, sort of like a good Ti bike, but the level of art involved is much less compared to Brian doing a million file strokes on a frame.

Scott Goldsmith