[CR]David White's Ron Stout frame

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From: "Gear" <gear@xmission.com>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 16:05:29 -0700
Subject: [CR]David White's Ron Stout frame

Hi David, nice Stout frame. I can add a little info. I moved to Salt Lake in '92, and Ron was building very few, if any, frames at that point. I've seen several, and owned a few of his frames over the years. Of most note were his frames for Steve Johnson (successful racer in the eighties and I believe current president of USA Cycling, and former prof. at the Univ of Utah), along with an ultra distance bike or two for Chris Kostman (RAAM participant I believe). Pretty much all of the Stouts I have seen have been well made, and if anything, overbuilt and solid as tanks. He stopped building frames after a change in his marital status, and from what I heard, began a small construction company. His brother was long time owner of Stout Cycles, a now gone bike shop in SLC. In the early years, Ron built frames in the back of the shop. A couple of Stouts that I've owned have had a really neat fastback seatstay/binder arrangement, carrying the Cinelli style to greater elegance. All in all, nice frames, all that I have seen have been Columbus tubing, Campy tips and longish lugs, trad Euro geometry and nice, but thick, paintwork. Hope that helps! Greg Overton Salt Lake City, Utah