[CR]at last! frankentaylor rises from the table!

Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 18:41:50 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "joel metz, ifbma/sfbma" <magpie@messengers.org>
Subject: [CR]at last! frankentaylor rises from the table!

and i discover that hey, that ding in the top tube which causes me to refer to this bike also as my "curved tube super tourist" (take a look at the pic of the top tube) doesnt really muck with the handling! rides straight as an arrow no hands...

not all cr-period stuff, but mostly. the frame is 1979, but ive made a few exceptions with some components, one of which might be regarded as heresy by some, but im not that some :)

anyhoo, im happy as a clam about it, so i figured id post here and blab about my joy.

heres pics and specs and whatnot:


and to think im almost finished with bike project #2, the 3rensho tt show bike:


anyone got a pair of (non-cr-period, but for a cr-relevant bike! thats ok, right?) shimano dura-ace bl-7400 aero brake levers?

how about a ta alloy "randonneur" bottle? please? :)



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