Re: [CR]north american handmade bicycle show-KOF builders

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Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 17:05:39 GMT
Subject: Re: [CR]north american handmade bicycle show-KOF builders


I can't tell you a whole lot about the event detail wise nor what to expect really. All I know is that I have been enlisted to deliver a talk and demo of lug cutting and finishing. My plans are to show how I go about modifying lugs and give some pointers on how to treat lugs once they're on the frame. I guess most of the "modern" builders have never known how to do it and many of the old dogs have forgotten how. Doubt if any old timers will change anything, but the young guns might find it interesting, or not!

Brian Baylis
La Mesa, CA

-- Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:

I must say, this takes me totally by surprise. As a Houston resident, I thought I had a pretty good idea what was going on in town in connection with vintage/handmade bicycles, but I had no idea anyone was planning anything like this. I don't remember anyone EVER staging anything like this in Houston, which frankly, isn't known as a very cycling-friendly city, even though we do have a velodrome.

Since Messrs. Sachs, Baylis and Boston are to be among the luminaries featured at this event, perhaps one of them can tell us more about how the event developed, what to expect at it, and some background on Don Walker, the organizer, who is evidently a framebuilder himself.


Jerry Moos Houston, TX

Roman Stankus <> wrote: For those interested in a more in-depth understanding of the work that goes into the creation of great bicycle frames, a show for the promotion of the builders of handmade bicycle frames has been recently organized and will take place in Houston on 1/15-16 and will feature seminars by some of the KOF greats in the business. This is the first show of its kind and I hope to attend as a student of the craft. I have no other connection with the show. I am guessing this will be a relatively small affair compared to the big trade shows and I hope it will be a unique opportunity to learn firsthand from some of the great builders of our time.

A more complete description of the show, its purpose, and the goings on can be found at

Roman Stankus

Atlanta, Ga.