[CR]Italian perfectionism a myth (was re: "prime offender" thread)

(Example: Framebuilders:Tony Beek)

From: "C. Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 10:52:23 -0800
Subject: [CR]Italian perfectionism a myth (was re: "prime offender" thread)

Jerry Moos wrote:

"they visited the shops of the fabled Italian marques and were shocked at the lack of "art" in the construction of the frames. That is, the builders regarded it as just a job, not an artistic passion. Rather shattered their illusions.

Based on these accounts, I would conclude that the myth of meticulous detail work and obsession with perfect finish work on Italian bikes is for the most part just that - a myth. They did more filing 30 years ago only because they had only pressed lugs and couldn't avoid it. "


Nope. No artistic passion here. No sir. No meticulous detail work and no obsession with perfect finish here, no sir-ree. Step up and see the crappy Italian work here. It's obvious: no-one cared about this thing at all. Why, one of those exquisite1976 PX-10s makes this look like a piece of junk. You know, I'd take one PX-10 over 10 of these crude Italian things any day:


Charles Andrews