[CR]re: 1981 STINSMEN "VELOCE" Tandem


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Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 20:16:41 -0500
From: Harvey Sachs <hmsachs@verizon.net>
To: ktk1_7_0_2_8@yahoo.com, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]re: 1981 STINSMEN "VELOCE" Tandem

I knew John Stinsman, but haven't seen him for a long time. John was an industrial arts teacher (if I recall correctly) who built exquisite bikes as a sideline for a long time. May have later gone into it full-time.

Light weight was a passion for him, as was outstanding craftsmanship.

John was also a real rider, and cared about the community. He put together one of the Eastern Tandem Rallies a couple of decades ago. It featured hills and a we bit 'o torrent the last day, but that's not his fault.

I hope he's still well, and still riding.

harvey sachs mcLean va.

Kevin Kruger wrote:

For those who may have an interest, just posted photos of my recently acquired 1981 STINSMEN "VELOCE" tandem on Wool Jersey.

These are pre clean-up and pre component change (e.g., switch back to barcons and SunTour derails). In my opinion, a very nicely built tandem that's pretty darn light too!!!

Here's the photo link address:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Kevin-Krugers-Bikes/StinsmenTandem/

Hope Dale considers adding John Stinsmen to the list of USA builders on the CR site.

Regards,
Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA