Re: [CR]Can you identify this frame?


Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 10:43:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Thomas Adams" <thomasthomasa@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Can you identify this frame?
To: altinos@gmail.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Very similar to my Nobilette, especially the seat stay cluster, BB cable routing and drop out junctions:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/thomasthomasa/album?.dir=4f99&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

Tom Adams, Shrewsbury, NJ

oroboyz@aol.com wrote: It COULD be a Mark Nobilette. Seat cluster has a few telltale similarities. Maybe Mike Kone could ask Mark (Mark will be at the Cirque next month)

Yes, that's a Zeus crown Dale Brown cycles de ORO, Inc. 1410 Mill Street Greensboro, North Carolina 27408 USA 336.274.5959 http://www.cyclesdeoro.com http://www.classicrendezvous.com -----Original Message----- From: Mark@bulgier.net To: altinos@gmail.com; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Tue, 1 May 2007 12:07 AM Subject: RE: [CR]Can you identify this frame?

Eric Phillips wrote: Can you identify this frame?
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> http://picasaweb.google.com/altinos/MysteryCampagnolo

Don't know the maker, but I can say the level of workmanship looks very good. I'd be very surprised if it turned out to be anything like mass-produced; looks like hand-built the slow way by someone who knows his stuff.

The logo on the fork crown is distinctive - someone here must know what that is. If it's Zeus, then it's just the maker of the fork crown, not the frame. The seatstay attachment at the seat lug is another clue - I've seen that theme many times but not quite that variation. The little cutout in the downtube spoon of the BB shell is also idiosyncratic. I'm inclined to guess American, low-volume custom builder.

Mark Bulgier
Seattle WA USA