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David G. White Burlington, VT
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David G. White wrote:
> I briefly owned a Franklin made "Bradley" bike, frame number B92877.
> Someone on the BOB list emailed in response to an inquiry I sent:
> "The builder is Jack Trumbal, and he works under the name of Franklin
> (740-763-3838) in Newark, OH. A one-man operation. Bradley (his wife's
> maiden name) is a 2nd tier line. Still nice frames, but lesser finish and
> simpler options. He generally doesn't deal directly with the consumer
> but prefers to work through shops. I believe he concentrates on
> more than building these days, as many builders do. I understand he
> has also
> done some contract work for some pretty top-flight high-end marques."
> I then emailed Jack and he responded:
> "serial # goes by 2nd # and last # so... b means bradley...9 means
> 90's and
> the last #is 7 so it was #287 of 1997 franklin is the company and
> was the first "stock" frame ..............made of reynolds 531 but still
> custom http://www.alltel.net/~franklinframe bradley is my middle
> and my last name isnt franklin.......how about that?"
> I agree -- beautiful lugwork.
> David G. White
> Burlington, VT
> Mark Poore wrote:
>> Last week I picked up a Franklin, made in Ohio by a one man
>> operation, and was very impressed with the lug work. Here is a link
>> to the photo page then just go to the Franklin folder. The color is
>> one that only the original owner could love. Enjoy,
>> Mark Poore
>> Slatyfork, WV