Re: What does it really mean. Re: [CR]KOF Tally

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From: Brandon Ives <>
Subject: Re: What does it really mean. Re: [CR]KOF Tally
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 21:08:55 -0700

On Aug 10, 2005, at 7:56 PM, wrote:
> The more I think about your post the more I realize we have worn
> this topic
> out. Your trying to define the flame, and man the archives are full
> of that
> stuff. check out e-Richies blog for all of his ideas or just see
> the note below.
> The flame thing is not so literal.

The problem is it should be that literal. Here we are and people are discussing Alan frames which are most definitely on-topic. What is the KOF of Alan and why shouldn't it be included? Is KOF just about lugs and steel? Does this mean that anyone who builds one lugged steel frame gets the KOF designation even if the rest of their line is CF and TI tig welded compact frames or MTBs? If so that needs to be stated. I've been on the list since the last century and have also taken a hiatus or two or three so I remember when the list was smaller and KOF rarely was talked about. What I'm saying is is the list about the history of lightweight bikes made before 1984, or about lugged steel bikes? Dale says, "We also consider "on topic" makers of very fine bicycles that can be seen as "Keepers of the Flame" for classic style" This is so vague that it really means nothing, and a KOF frame should be for really special builders. Anybody can call up Hank, Kirk, Richard, ETC and order up some stuff and build a lugged steel frame does this mean anybody can be a KOF? best, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives Coeur d'Alene, Idaho