That frame represents considerably more work than a typical Confente frame; even though Rich started with IC Cinelli lugs, BB shell, and crown. Very nice work.
BTW, the mitering inside the BB shell is typical of a nice frame built with IC fittings; at least from any builder who cares about what that work suggests about the rest of the frame. Technically, and within reason, the critical part of what is seen inside a BB shell is the junction between the seat tube and the down tube. Can't see that in this photo, but judging by the rest of the work, odds are it's spot on as well.
I'm not totally fond of the color combination; but it's not my bike. Chances are the original owner may have been female, based on the colors and the abundance of hearts. Nice frame. I especially like the three hearts fork tangs. Nice touch.
Hope you can make it to the show in Houston. Would like to meet you and you will see some of my favorite frames.
La Mesa, CA
Good Afternoon All,
A while back my brother bought a Richard Gangl frame, well I have posted photos at Wool Jersey. I consider it to be up there with the best of them. The frame reminds me a little of a Confente - some of it has to do with the graphics (I think) but also the level of finish. Hopefully I will make the frame builders event in Houston so I can take a look at the work of other modern masters like Brian Baylis and e-Richie.
To see the Gangl photos go to: