[CR]DeSalvo frames

(Example: Framebuilders:Richard Moon)

From: <gregebrooks@comcast.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 21:12:52 +0000
Subject: [CR]DeSalvo frames

Today, during a supported Labor Day century I was grinding through on my Carlsbad Masi, a younger,and obviously stronger, rider flowed past me on a DeSalvo bike. The quick glance I had of the bike looked like a steel frame and fork with a sort of retro paneled paint scheme. At the next watering station I managed to corner the guy before he took off. His frame was indeed a very nicely put together steel f&f assembly he had recently got from DeSalvo Cycles. He seemed to really like the ride & fit. The fork was a more traditional affair, but the frame was lugless. Not sure whether filet brazed or TIG welded. This encounter got my juices going. Apparently Mike DeSalvo does lugged frames. Do any list members have any knowledge of, or experience with these nice looking frames? Off list answers would be fine. Thanks, Greg Brooks, Ridgetop,TN, USA