[CR]Blight of handmade frame builder

(Example: Framebuilders:Masi)

From: "charles nighbor" <cnighbor@pacbell.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 08:39:01 -0800
Subject: [CR]Blight of handmade frame builder

I just read Bruce Gordon's email to Classic Rendezvous about the financial blight of handmade frame builders here in the USA. I agree it is a tough choice to be an artisan and have it be your main source of funds. However as an Architect and having been in that processional field since 1958 I have the perspective to view the total artisan and art field. Those fields has never been one to chase money. It is a work of love for ideas and dreams that far surpass any monetary gains. To dream of a new building design or a great touring bicycle like Brian Baylis did and built and displayed at the 2006 NAHBS far exceeds the lure of dollars. To be alive and be able to dream and to be able to execute those dreams is what life is about. Charles Nighbor, Architect Walnut Creek, CA