Re: [CR]Franklin Frames, a couple of photos, & anyone have one?


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Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 22:20:07 -0400
From: "David G. White" <whiteknight@adelphia.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Franklin Frames, a couple of photos, & anyone have one?
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updated URL for Franklin Frames: <http://home.alltel.net/franklinframe/>.

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
> Frames
> (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
> much,
> but prefers to work through shops. I believe he concentrates on
> refinishing
> 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
> bradley
> was the first "stock" frame ..............made of reynolds 531 but still
> custom http://www.alltel.net/~franklinframe bradley is my middle
> name........
> and my last name isnt franklin.......how about that?"
>
> I agree -- beautiful lugwork.
>
> Cheers!
>
> David
>
>
> 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
>> http://photos.yahoo.com/rauler83