Re: [CR]Re:British Isles

(Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente)

From: <FedMaritime@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 22:28:48 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Re:British Isles
To: OROBOYZ@aol.com, StuartMX4@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 7/5/2005 12:23:01 PM Central Daylight Time, OROBOYZ@aol.com writes: There is no entry for Eire who are not part of the United Kingdom and would be offended by inclusion as part of the British Isles. Have they never built bicycles?

My friend Padraig claims to have seen a 1915 "Harp" bicycle with the bottom bracket stamped "Made in Occupied Eire". He swears its got "Shamrock" cut-outs and is painted emerald with gold pinstriping, and bottlecages the perfect size for Guinness!

Despite many inquiries (in pubs all over the Island), I've not been able to locate this bike.

Did you know that the Irish invented the radio? Sure its true! Marconi's mother was a Jameson: daughter of the Jameson distillery owners!

Regards,

Carlo Carr (God Bless all here!)
New Orleans