Re: [CR]KOF builders

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli)

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Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 23:51:07 GMT
Subject: Re: [CR]KOF builders

snipped: wrote: e-RICHIE "Maybe I mispoke in my original question. Who are the Boutique builders? I don't hear of any builders like Glen Erickson, Peter Mooney, and yourself of course, in conjuntion with Europe. Are there any one man shops still running that have the same cache, or is this purely a North American idea?"

i would consider the lugged frames (if that's where you're going with this...) from dario p, grandis, a masi, tommasinni, nagasawa, and many others as peers to the work you are looking for. just because they are quite commercial does not mean the best "hand-work" from these guys is not on the same level as the guys you've mentioned. and since the frame is also its design and quality of manufacture, and not just the lug edges, i'd suggest these offshore marques are as good as any to be found anywhere.
chester, ct