[CR]Question for Keith Lippy owners

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Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 19:49:50 -0500
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From: "Anderson, Robert" <randerson2@grey.com>
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Subject: [CR]Question for Keith Lippy owners

I have a question for any Keith Lippy ownwers out there in CR land.

I recently acquired an early Lippy sport-touring frame which I'm currently using as my winter bike (set up as a fixed-gear with a Campagnolo track group and NR brakes w/mudguards). I'm very happy with the fit and ride as well as the construction quality of the frame itself (nice clean work) but the paint is really bad--chips, scratches and scrapes--and I'm considering having it repainted and building it up as a sport-touring bike.

My question is about the decals. There are only a few on the bike: Reynolds 531 decals on the seat tube and fork blades, a Prugnat lugs decal below the Reynolds on the seat tube and just "K. LIPPY" in a really 1970's-style swirly typeface on both sides of the downtube. There's no headbadge or decal on the headtube, nor does there appear to have ever been one.

Do any of you have an early Lippy? (mine is # 066) What's on the head tube? I've been told that some later frames had a brazed on insignia of some sort. Was this on his fillet-brazed tandems? Or on singles?

Any information would be appreciated--this is a very nice frame deserving of restoration.


Rob Anderson
Brooklyn, NY