[CR]Re: [Frame] Strange Frame, Who Built It ?

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 10:21:07 -0600
To: Al Zimmer <acz@sympatico.ca>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Mark Stonich" <mark@bikesmithdesign.com>
In-Reply-To: <008a01c4e639$d3ffd660$ce885e41@main>
Subject: [CR]Re: [Frame] Strange Frame, Who Built It ?

At 12/19/2004 06:15 PM -0800, Al Zimmer wrote:
>Hello Fellow Frame Builders.
>Please do a search on eBay if you have the time to see this very
>interesting frame. My friend Peter in Quebec is seeking any information on it.

Al, I think we have a homebuilt, by either a pro or hobby machinist, possibly one without welding skills. Surprizingly, I know more machinists who can't weld than can. Non-traditional frame construction is not that uncommon in building HPVs but it's the 1st time I've seen it applied to an otherwise "Normal" bicycle.

http://mnhpva.org/Meetings/Aug_02/RF.html shows similar looking parts by a fellow who had a co-worker weld the frame.

http://mnhpva.org/Meetings/Nov_02/Chris.html shows home made brake arms that appeared to be the equal of high end production parts.

Mark Stonich;
Minneapolis Minnesota
BikeSmith Design & Fabrication LLC