Re: [CR]WAS :Mercxk Corsa O1 is lugged NOW on topic:

Example: Production Builders

Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 10:19:29 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]WAS :Mercxk Corsa O1 is lugged NOW on topic:

In a message dated 4/6/2004 5:30:04 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes: I was under the impression that KOF status was bestowed more to a ........ Rivendell etc.

Despite owning two Rivendell's (and being a loyal acolyte of Grant and the marque), I must disagree that they're "on topic"! While they are certainly in the spirit of this list, I don't think they fall precisely into the KOF category. Richard Sachs, Brian Bayliss and other "one -off" lugged steel frames certainly qualify. Ironically, a Joe Stark or Curt Goodrich lugged steel frame under their own name would, in my opinion qualify, under the KOF 'exemption' -- but not when marketed as a RIV. Discussing KOF standards is an incredibly arbitrary and dangerous path to go down! I'm already sorry I've gotten into it>


Carlo Carr
New Orleans