[CR]looking for info on builder joe levante

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Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 18:33:36 -0800
From: galen pewtherer <dolface@gmail.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous Bike List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]looking for info on builder joe levante

i bought a track frame on ebay a while back, made by a builder named (so the seller told me) joe levante. he told me that joe was in an auto accident and no longer builds (shades of 3rensho?)

i wasn't able to get much more info out of the seller, other than that he lives in the buffalo, ny area, so i'm turning to you guys for help.

the bike quickly became one of my favorites; it's lugged, came with road and track forks, and is made from columbus multi-shape tubing (which may be off-topic, but i'm hoping the lugs will get me through on a technicality).

does anyone know anything about this builder? any help much appreciated.
-galen pewtherer
san francisco, ca