RE: [CR]ebay outing: "traditional" Eisentraut Limited 55cm


Example: Racing:Beryl Burton

From: "Thomas R. Adams, Jr." <kctommy@msn.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]ebay outing: "traditional" Eisentraut Limited 55cm
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 23:58:27 +0000


The Eisentraut Limited was, as you could guess, a limited production model designed to offer a more affordable Eisentraut. However, I believe quality control took too much time for Albert and he folded the project. Many flame keepers got their start working for Albert, and the Limited project might have been the impetus. Bruce Gordon, for one I believe, started out brazing Limiteds for Eisentraut.

On this particular bike, I'd be concerned because I don't think the bikes came with Tange chrome forks. The ones I've seen had painted forks with semi sloping crowns matching the rest of the bike. Given that these forks are available as aftermarket replacements, I'd bid only as much as is appropriate for a bike with a replaced fork, unless the seller can give provenance. Of course I will be happy to stand corrected if in fact this could be the original fork.

Tom Adams, Shrewsbury NJ


>From: FedMaritime@aol.com
>To: chasds@mindspring.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: [CR]ebay outing: "traditional" Eisentraut Limited 55cm
>Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 18:29:22 EST
>
>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3658611523&category=22681
>
>Not the seller, not a bidder, just for eye candy. Were these part of a short
>lived expansion which wasn't to Mr. Eisentraut'a liking?
>
>Regards,
>
>Carlo Carr