[CR]But really, about Peter Johnson frames

(Example: History:Ted Ernst)

References: <s7d15de8.007@gw15.hofstra.edu> <8CA4EAEA34199A7-11DC-1180@webmail-md20.sysops.aol.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 16:43:42 -0500
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From: "Dale Brown" <oroboyz@aol.com>
Subject: [CR]But really, about Peter Johnson frames

I am concerned some folks may not know about Peter & his work.

This guy is one of the finest frame builders ever to practice! I am sure the other great guys, many who read this list,? will agree.

Peter is a high end machinist (that's how he really makes his living) who has raced, ridden and made frames since the 1970s. He is a contemporary of Tom Ritchey.

His frames are arguably among the most refined and understated. He makes his lugs and a lot of other building components from scratch. His frames are highly individualistic in a quiet and subtly radical way. They are super clean, elegant and sculptural, yet they are also completely functional and competent in doing what fast racing style bikes are supposed to do.

Like many of the top builders, (and I know this sounds a little snooty) you really have to know what you are looking at to fully appreciate the sophistication of Peter's frames. He has actually made reatively few frames, one at a time for the rare friend or customer who can wait and who can step up to the investment Peter's time-cost necessitate....

Peter is a rather quiet, introspective guy, married to his personality opposite Jan Johnson! They are a neato couple, fer sure.

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/Peter_Johnson.htm

Dale Brown cycles de ORO Bike Shop 1410 Mill Street Greensboro, North Carolina 27408 USA 336-274-5959 http://cyclesdeoro.com http://www.classicrendezvous.com http://www.carolinacup.com http://www.greensborovelo.com http://www.bikegso.org http://nbda.com

-----Original Message----- From: Dale Brown <oroboyz@aol.com> To: Edward.H.Albert@hofstra.edu; Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 4:09 pm Subject: Re: [CR]Peter Johnson frames?

I've been informed I missed the joke. I guess I did. Edward Albert --leading a sheltered life in -- Chappaqua, NY, USA

Hh!! I didn't get it either! Arrgghh!

So imagine that being read by others, folks from abroad or for who English is not their first language! That's why we should watch the humor here on this list....

Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina ?USA http://www.classicrendezvous.com

-----Original Message----- From: Edward Albert <Edward.H.Albert@hofstra.edu> To: JFlynn@campus.fsu.edu; sadiqgill@gmail.com Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 3:22 pm Subject: Re: [CR]Peter Johnson frames?

I've been informed I missed the joke. I guess I did. Edward Albert --leading a sheltered life in -- Chappaqua, NY, USA


>>> "Sadiq Gill" <sadiqgill@gmail.com> 03/07/08 2:24 PM >>> I think these are related to the Dick Power frames....

On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 1:08 PM, Flynn, John <JFlynn@campus.fsu.edu> wrote:
> I was just over on the Classic Rendezvous site looking at Peter
> Johnson's frames. See the series http://tinyurl.com/27eh78 Does anyone
> know if he's still creating them? If so, how might I contact him?
> Thanks.
>
> ~John
>
> John Flynn
> Tallahassee, FL
>
> _______________________________________________
>

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Sadiq Gill
Richmond, VA