Re: [CR]63cm Mike Celmins bike

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 23:18:33 -0500
From: "David G. White" <>
To: galen pewtherer <>
Subject: Re: [CR]63cm Mike Celmins bike
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Hi Galen,

I bought the 63cm Celmins frame & fork with headset and color-matched pump from the bike on Craigslist. It arrived today. Beautiful! Everything I hoped for.

In a previous post you said:

"His serial numbers are of the form C8901, where 89 is the year of manufacture, and the last two digits are the number frame built that year. (The serial number on my frame was c9001)."

Interestingly, the serial number is one later than yours #C9002! Based on one of your earlier posts, I'm aware you thought yours was his last, but perhaps this one is?


David G. White Burlington, VT

galen pewtherer wrote:
> dan,
> mike built a frame for me (his last as far as i know) at the beginning of
> 1990, so the time frame for the one you link to is certainly possible.
> galen 'still looking for a 53cm celmins' pewtherer
> san francisco, ca, usa
> On 9/20/06, Dan Kehew <> wrote:
>> In another message I just mentioned a bike I have that was apparently
>> tweaked (in a good way!) for a prior owner by Mike Celmins, a Santa
>> Barbara, California builder. Every once in a while I go a looking to
>> see if there are Celmins floating out there awaiting a home. This
>> one's just the sort, but too tall and not the bargain basement I could
>> justify -- but nice bike! Check that Masi-esque seat cluster....
>> The seller claims in the ad that it's a late 1980s bike, but prior CR
>> posts seem to indicate Celmins had dropped his building career around
>> 1983 or earlier. Perhaps that's when it got an equipment upgrade to
>> off-topic stuff.
>> No relationship with seller, etc. Here's the text:
>> "Rare 63cm Celmins w Henry James Lugs & Dura Ace 8 - $1000
>> Reply to:
>> Date: 2006-09-17, 9:43PM PDT
>> "Magnificent late 1980's Celmins road bike.
>> 63cm seat tube, 59cm top tube, 34.75" standover height 41cm
>> chainstays. For rider 6'3" approx.
>> Henry James Lugs, Reynolds 531DB tubing.
>> Dura Ace downtube shift 8 speed 7402 groupo.
>> This classic road bike is in excellent condition. The best Celmins
>> I've seen, & I live where they were built! Built late in Michael
>> Celmins' career. Beautiful lugs & Imron paint, matching pump.
>> Excellent riding bike, very stable descender, limited use. The Dura
>> Ace SIS shifts better than same era Campy & is lighter too.
>> Asking $1,000 today; goes on Ebay soon. Local pickup OK. I will ship
>> UPS or FedEx anywhere in lower 48 US States for $50.00. Paypal, or
>> M.O. please."
>> Dan again, signing off:
>> Dan Kehew
>> Davis (not even close to Santa Barbara) CA, USA