FWIW, I saw it, watched it, and almost (but didn't, in the end) bid on it. It is a size that I could ride, and I would dearly love to have one of his masterpieces, but the black color really hides the craftsmanship (as Dale mentioned), and the gashes on the right chainstay, while certainly fixable, looked pretty unattractive to me.... Also, if it is in fact all-SP tubing, as the listing claimed, that is going to be one stiff mofo.
Semi-Skinny Greg Parker Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 16:55:59 -0400 From: Dale Brown <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR] Am I the only one who saw this Bruce Gordon?
This is a perfect example of:
- terrible auction pictures - why black or extremely dark colors obscure and diminish fine workmanship... - inattentive vintage folk....
Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA
-----Original Message----- From: George Allen <email@example.com> To: classicrendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Mon, 19 May 2008 1:38 pm Subject: [CR] Am I the only one who saw this Bruce Gordon?
Ebay Item #: 300224324015
So I have a lunch appointment during which this auction ends. I have no bid sniping software so I just threw a number at this F & F just to make sure it brought a honest price. I come back from lunch and find out I have purchased an excellent condition frame from one of America's, if not the world's, best framebuilder for $590.00! What a deal! I feel almost embarrassed. I can't believe there isn't more recognition of Bruce's exemplary work.