Re: [CR]Peter Kohler's remarks on American bike builder's quality being ajoke


Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Tom Sanders" <tsan7759142@comcast.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <009101c44b40$d229c740$aebe0b18@C1921978A>
Subject: Re: [CR]Peter Kohler's remarks on American bike builder's quality being ajoke
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 16:39:59 -0500


I would agree with Peter that until the 80's or maybe late 70's there were extremely few top quality high volume American road bikes except Schwinn Paramount. There were always a few custom builders around, and more of them beginning in the 70's, but it was hard to walk into a shop and buy a top quality American bike.

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Houston, TX


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From: "Tom Sanders"
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Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 4:05 PM
Subject: [CR]Peter Kohler's remarks on American bike builder's quality being


ajoke

I am wondering just what period Peter finds that American bikes were all a joke in. I have found that certainly since the '70s they lead the world in many ways in quality. Perhaps he was referring to an earlier period, in which case I plead a lack of knowledge. He did say when he was growing up. We he said that "If I collected Masi, sorry but I just would have to have an Italian one" I just had to think how strange this was, as I have sold Italian Masi bikes just because they were not American. I certainly am not chastising Peter here, and am glad that he is leaving the American ones alone so that I can buy them. I would welcome come clarifying remarks on his views of American bike quality, though. Tom Sanders Buyin' all those great American bikes I can afford (and then some), especially Masis, in Lansing, Mi