[CR]Youngs Grandini on Ebay--What about those rear frameends?

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Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 21:36:11 -0800 (PST)
From: "Don Wilson" <dcwilson3@yahoo.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Youngs Grandini on Ebay--What about those rear frameends?

Hilary Stone just sold a wonderful Youngs Grandini on Ebay for a very reasonable price. Hilary suspected it was made by Bill Philbrook. Every part of the frame sure looked it to me, except perhaps for the rear frame ends. Hilary, or anyone else, were these rear frame ends and the finsish of the stays they mounted in typical of Philbrook's approach to frame building? I've only seen pictures of his custom dropouts, so I can't make an informed judgment about how he brazed and finished prefab frame ends, which was what those looked like. Based on aesthetics, they don't seem particularly his style, even though the rest of the frame sure does. Regardless, who ever won the bidding got a wonderful frame set. Just curious and a huge admirer of Philbrook. http://images.andale.com/f2/118/129/2070911/2006/10/30/Youngs_Grandini_details.jpg

Don Wilson Los Olivos, CA USA

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