Re: [CR]Confente #29

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Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 17:26:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: "sandranian" <sandranian@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Confente #29
To: Jeff Slotkin <jeffslotkin@comcast.net>
In-Reply-To: <CEFE3681-C2F6-4084-9E24-46D5EE90EFF8@comcast.net>
cc: C R List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Jeff:

I appreciate your view on the bicycle. I am not being sarcastic, either. I think that sometimes it takes some time to explain what people are seeing in these bikes. While they (the "Masi genre") do look nice to me, I don't quite understand the appeal: I re-looked at it, and I still don't get it (apparently I too need to "practice looking").

That being said, I really liked reading your description of the lug, perhaps because the passion came through, instead of just a statement about how misinformed others are who don't see what you see there (I think that most people look at my favorite brand of beer -Pabst - and bike - Gitane - and say the exact same thing: "I don't get it").

Anyhow, I appreciated both your note, and the initial one calling into question the "splendor" of the Confente. I look forward to reading more about why they are so desired, as opposed to conclusory statements about their obvious superiority. Thanks again.

Stephan Andranian Costa Mesa, CA http://www.GitaneUSA.com

Jeff Slotkinwrote:

If you can't see something special about (for instance) that seat lug, then your looking needs practice. Maybe "better," no need for "ultimate," but unique and artistic, and wow. To be prosaic, watch that lug's thickness taper, and its profile defy algebra. Other details look at home.

And, sure, it is always good coin to die young, but honestly, not many plan it.

That frame makes me wish I was a millionaire, and it IS my size.

Jeff Slotkin Charleston, SC On Sep 21, 2007, at 7:37 PM, Louis Schulman wrote:
>>> Frame photos here:
>> http://www.cyclart.com/photos/Confente_29/BB.jpg
>> http://www.cyclart.com/photos/Confente_29/HT.jpg
>> http://www.cyclart.com/photos/Confente_29/OA_L.jpg
>> http://www.cyclart.com/photos/Confente_29/OA_R.jpg
>> http://www.cyclart.com/photos/Confente_29/ST.jpg
>> Greg Reiche
>> CyclArt
>> Vista, CA USA