I saw a gold plated san rensho in a shop in Japan. It
was amazing. The owner could not remember where he
got it. He ended up selling me a yellow one with
webbed lugs. Also pretty cool.
> >Robert wrote:
> >There were a rash of gold plated bike during the
> late seventies and early
> >eighties - mostly for show - moreso trade shows -
> not just bicycle
> >trade shows.
> >And not all were Colnagos - a couple were made here
> in San Jose (Dale Saso +
> >Someone Else?). Gold anondized Galli rims, brakes
> and cranks were common on
> >Was a passing fad?
> I saw a gold plated Condor hanging on the wall of a
> bike shop in
> Georgetown in 1972. It was all Campy, and IIRC, some
> or most of the
> frame was also plated.
> I fell in love with Condors then, bought my own
> custom Condor 9 years later.
> The Condor on the cover of Richard Ballantines
> "Bicycle Book"
> certainly helped as well...it was a beautiful
> Lee Levitt
> Needham, MA USA
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