Re: [CR] Palo Alto frame info sought

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet)

Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 21:04:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: "David Feldman" <feldmanbike@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] Palo Alto frame info sought
To: Shannon Menkveld <shannon.menkveld@cox.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <DAACF792-A7A4-11D8-ACC4-0050E4FA0552@cox.net>


Shannon, If it has the chrome parts and Columbus doves on it, it was an Italian made frame and not a Ritchey--I don't know which Italian factory. David FEldman Vancouver, WA


--- Shannon Menkveld wrote:


> Perhaps a Bay Area CR'er will have the solution to a
> little mystery
> that's come up at the shop.
>
> We took in a bike for overhaul that no one knows
> anything about. The
> frame was built for Palo Alto Bicycles, sometime in
> the early to mid
> 1970's. Columbus tubing, the fork crown and seatstay
> caps have the
> Columbus dove stamped(?) into them, and the only
> decals are the head
> tube and downtube, both saying only "Palo Alto
> Bicycles". The bike has
> a full Nuovo Record group, with a "Pat. 72" rear
> derailleur. I'm not
> enough up on the variations in NR components to be
> able to date the
> bike that way.
>
> Obviously, this was the Palo Alto shop's "house
> brand" frameset, but
> does anybody know who built them? It's a nice
> looking frame, with a
> now-faded-to-burnt-orange red metallic paint job, a
> cream fills on the
> cutouts in the lugs. It's also got a pretty cool BB
> shell, with three
> oval-ended slots cut into the bottom of it.
>
> Anybody with info on this bike will be my official
> hero for the week.
>
> Shannon Menkveld
> San Diego, CA
>
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