(Example: Production Builders:LeJeune)

Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 08:16:53 +0900
From: "Dennis Young" <mail@woodworkingboy.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <ealbert@bellatlantic.net>, <richardsachs@juno.com>, <patrick-ajdb@sbcglobal.net>
In-Reply-To: <MONKEYFOODiJg52jvaZ0000042f@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Pela

Is there a less than the best connotation in being a contract builder? Speed and efficiency would seem to have to play a big part in making a go of it in this way. In a dog eared old Tommasini catalog I have, Irio speaks of Pela as an important inspiration and mentor for his own work, along the lines of Pela being his connection to the "old ways" of frame building.

Dennis Young Hotaka, Japan
> Snip.
> you've seen lots of "pela" frames in
> the form of masis.
> chester, ct
> Richard is exactly right. When we met Irico (?) tommasini at the Eroica he
> prodly pointed out a Pela he was displaying. He commented (through an
> interpreter, that this is the brand where Falliero Masi learned his trade.
> Edward Albert
> Chappaqua, NY