Re: [CR]Lug lining


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Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 14:16:25 -0800 (PST)
From: Joe Starck <josephbstarck@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Lug lining
To: chasds@mindspring.com
In-Reply-To: <BDD418F0.3009%fatticbicycles@qtm.net>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

> --- chasds@mindspring.com wrote:
> > ...and, also, the lug-lining on Swiss Condors, a
> seldom-seen
> > marque...the
> > lugs are flawlessly lined on the the *top* of the
> lugs,
> > rather than on
> > the tubes, or at the joint. Very elegant, as can
> be seen
> > here:
> > http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Switzerland/Condor_1.htm
> >
> > I'm lucky enough to be caretaker of this
> particular steed.

Charles, "Lucky" you are. I stared at the pics for quite a while, so I have some questions. First though, it's a stunning bike, the seat mast takes the cake, and the red-accented stem, it's a Phillipe, right? All the pinstriping is beautiful, and the top-style striping on the Nervex lugs, I may or may not have seen this style before, but now that I've seen yours, I can't imagine, from my point of view, wanting it the other way, in the braze. My questions: What year was this Condor made? What model is it called? Is the paint original? If not, who did the work, and when? And finally, what does it say on the oval near the seat lug? Thanks for the OOH! AAH! This and the belly laugh from Ted. E. Baer made for a very satisfying CR session
today.
Joe Starck
masidon, WI