Re: [CR]Eisentraut Replay

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To: sadiqgill@gmail.com, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Eisentraut Replay
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 17:05:04 -0400
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From: <oroboyz@aol.com>


The pristine, white 53 cm Eisentraut went for $1026. Surprise to me? Anyone else?

Despite his somewhat reclusive behavior and lack of interest in his older bikes, Albert Eisentraut HAS to be viewed as one of the most important figures in modern USA bicycle making history.

His late 1960s and 1970s A frames are really amazing craft pieces, functional as fine bikes but also sculpturally interesting in form and execution. In striking contrast to so many "plug-and-play" frames, Eisentraut A's are artfully executed, carefully contrived statements of the builder's aesthetic vision.

His stylistic approach has deeply influenced subsequent builders. If there ever was a USA bike that ought to be collectible, an Eisentraut A frame is one of them.

At least that is my opinion...

Dale

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: Sadiq Gill <sadiqgill@gmail.com> To: classicrendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 1:57 pm Subject: [CR]Eisentraut Replay

The pristine, white 53 cm Eisentraut went for $1026. Surprise to me? Anyone else?

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Sadiq Gill
Richmond, VA