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


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Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 22:01:23 -0400
From: "David G. White" <whiteknight@adelphia.net>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Franklin Frames, a couple of photos, & anyone have one?
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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

Ph: 802-865-9100

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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
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> http://photos.yahoo.com/rauler83
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