Re: [CR]Tanguy


Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré

Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 17:41:12 -0500
From: "David G. White" <whiteknight@burlingtontelecom.net>
To: Fred Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Tanguy
References: <792128.81990.qm@web30612.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <792128.81990.qm@web30612.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Hi Fred,

I'm the one who pulled the trigger on this one and am the new owner. I'd like any more info you can provide. Searching the archives I see that you've commented on Tanguy in the past. I have the impression you knew/know Rob Horwitz personally. Is that correct? Do you know where he is now? During what years did he build frames? Any idea how many frames he made in total? Do you know how to get in touch with him?

Thanks!

David

David G. (he who can't resist rare large frames) White Burlington, VT

Fred Rednor wrote:
> >
> > TANGUY:? 331 Somerville Avenue, Somerville MA 02134.?
> > Built by Rob Horowitz.? Address is no longer current.?
> > Named after artist Yves Tanguy.
>
> Tanguy frames were indeed built by Rob Horwitz, who has not
> been involved with the bicycle business since for many years.
> At the time, Rob did live and work in Massachusetts. But Rob
> was originally from the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, so
> he had relationships with a couple of shops down here. I
> suspect the majority of his bikes were sold on M Street in
> Georgetown. He may also have had some relationships with shops
> in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as he attended the University of
> Michigan. It's possible that some list members from that
> region might have worked with Rob at the local bike repair
> co-op up there? (This would be during the early 1970s.)
> Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)
>
>
>
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