RE: [CR]Anthony Mezzatesta/Flying Scot Crown

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From: "Marc Berman" <mberman2@hvc.rr.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Anthony Mezzatesta/Flying Scot Crown
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 15:00:20 -0400
In-reply-to: <954702dd05072708472f6655@mail.gmail.com>
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Doug, Anthony's first try was from scratch and he didn't like the way it came out. He then found a source in the UK for what he thought would be the same or similar crown. When it finally arrived it was a "standard" twin plate crown made from separate flate plates - nothing like the cast original. He decided to give it another go from scratch and this is the result. It's hard to tell from photos but the lower plate is a compound curve, in that it curves front to back and side to side. Anthony worked his lower plate until he basically matched the original.

Marc Berman Red Hook (Hudson Valley), NY


>Marc,
>That does look nice. Did Anthony modify a crown that was similar to the
>original or is the new crown a one off machined job?
>
>Doug Van Cleve
>Chandler, AZ
>
>Hi gang,
>I just wanted to share the work Anthony Mezzatesta did coming up with a
>replacement crown for my '57 Scot. The original cast double plate crown was
>split down the middle. I sent the fork to Anthony to have it disassembled.
>My plan was to have a machinist try to recreate the crown. Anthony asked to
>take a crack at it. I think he did a great job. The one on the left is the
>original which Anthony brazed back together for reference. I also included a
>few shots of my Mezzatesta track bike.
>
>http://tinyurl.com/748zt
>
>Marc Berman
>Red Hook (Hudson Valley), NY