snipped: "are you secretly trying to help this Richard Sachs fellow determine whether or not it's time to start using oversized tubing?
fred-issimo all my frames "do" have OS tubing and have been that way for about 10 years! e-RICHIE chester, ct
There's another guy in Chester, Connecticut - named Richard
Sachs - who often mentions that the bicycle industry is a
business and manufacturers have to defer to the desires of the
market place. Have you spoken with him about this?
Anyway, wasn't it last month that half the people on this
list expressed a desire that all the semi-retired Italian frame
brazers get a chance to build some real, steel framed bicycles?
So sort of frames were they expected to build?
OK - to be serious... you have to consider this: this frame
is clearly meant to evoke nostlgiac/romantic emotions while
simultaneously appealing to prospective customers who would
demand "modern" frame tubes. It's the bicycling analogue tothe
new Mini automobile. I think it's clear they're trying to lure
customers who would otherwise buy carbon-fiber frames or
perhaps Waterfords (which are already made with oversized steel
So all things considered, my opinion is that this DeRosa
looks pretty nice. Similarly, if Richard Schwinn were to
regain the rights to the "Paramount" label, what would a modern
Waterford Paramount look like? Actually, it strikes me that,
lately, Waterfords come with more "retro" looking markings.
Or are you secretly trying to help this Richard Sachs fellow
determine whether or not it's time to start using oversized
Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia
> does a modern OS pipe-ed frame with 04 braze-ons
> and all au courant detailing along with a 50 year
> old graphics package get anybody wet and sticky?
> speaking as cr listee and trying hard to seperate
> out the framebuilder in me, i am very not-with
> this concept.
> thanks for listening.
> chester, ct
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