snipped: "If these "racing" frames didn't require great attention to detail, then why both to regard them as special?"
because they were/are raced successfully.
very "enzo", no?
Richard Sachs Cycles
No.9, North Main Street
Chester, CT 06412 USA
On Thu, 08 Apr 2004 14:20:58 -0500 Todd Kuzma <tullio@TheRamp.net> writes: I don't get it. If these "racing" frames didn't require great attention to detail, then why both to regard them as special? If they had crappy brazing and alignment, then they were crappy frames. If they are simply "serviceable," then they aren't special.
There is some wierd mystique that surrounds certain builders that exists to this day. Put the right name on a crummy bike and the masses will bow down. Tell the right marketing story, and people will see flaws as "character." Yet wheel out another bike with the same flaws but without the fancy name, and those same people turn up their noses.