Re: [CR]Constructeurs? NOW Wave of the future

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Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 10:45:11 -0600
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR]Constructeurs? NOW Wave of the future
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Michael Butler wrote:
> Am I just a naive thick Brit but didn't Tony Oliver
> and Roberts advocate this type of machine yonks ago?
> Are we trying to reinventing the wheel here.
> Its all been done before.

I don't think the new wave Constructeurs are trying to reinvent the wheel, but rather to keep it rolling in a world of mass-produced, non-ferrous bikes. I personally doubt that there is (or will be in the near future at least) a large market for constructeur bikes, but that's not the market Baylis, et al seem to be looking at anyway. Perhaps ten years down the road things will be different: maybe a diffuse boutique market of constructeur enthusiasts supporting a broad base of independent builders, or a resurgence of a mass constructeur market. I don't hold my breath for the latter (maybe my nose, though).

John (
Appleton WI USA