Re: [CR]Master Framebuilders who's name was never on the bike


Example: Component Manufacturers

Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2003 11:59:39 -0700
Subject: Re: [CR]Master Framebuilders who's name was never on the bike
To: MSCTROSE@aol.com
From: Brandon Ives <monkeylad@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <140.1329f36d.2c136716@aol.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

On Saturday, June 7, 2003, at 09:04 AM, MSCTROSE@aol.com wrote:
> Got to thinking this morning: how about a list of master framebuilders
> whose
> work was graced by another downtube decal?

Pretty much every one of the folks whos names grace downtubes today worked for someone else yesterday. Also many builders do side work for other companies even after they've made a name for themselves. Curt G. builds both under his own name and Rivendell. Personally I'm more interested in people building under someone else's label or the early work before they hung out their own shingle. I'm more interested in an e-richie or JPW built Witcomb than something that has their name on the downtube. With that said I'd say less than 10% of the great framebuilders have ever built under their own name. Jack Taylors are built by Norman and Singers are built by Ernest Csuka. enjoy, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives SB, CA ++++++++++++++++++ "Sine coffea nihil sum."
        --Sarah Vowell-- ++++++++++++++++++