Re: [CR]Dale Saso framebuilder info. requested

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Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 14:46:39 GMT
Subject: Re: [CR]Dale Saso framebuilder info. requested


I don't know a whole lot about Dale Saso, but I did meet and visit with him back in the 90's sometime. He is from San Jose, CA and was building a while before that time. He was not active as a framebuilder when we talked. He began to specialize in fillet brazed tandems eventually. I met him through a fellow framebuilder named Leo Castellon who worked for Tesch for a while. Leo learned the trade from Dale and himself was an excellent fillet brazer. That's about all I know about Dale Saso. He was talented and quite friendly.

Brian Baylis
La Mesa, CA

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I recently acquired an early '80s (I think - 123 mm rear spacing??) Dale Saso 531 frameset. See a few pics here:<blah> Can anyone tell me anything about Dale and /or his frames? The lugs look like pressed-steel, BB and fork crown are Cinelli IC, Suntour rear vertical dropouts, very short chainstays. (A 21 mm. tubie almost has to be deflated to fit the rear wheel onto the frame). Thanks, Greg Parker Ann Arbor, Michigan (regime-change headquarters)