[CR]re: Ladies frames


Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi

Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 10:26:07 -0800
From: Bob Freitas <freitas1@pacbell.net>
To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]re: Ladies frames

I think the Italians had a great design where the upper tube curved up where it joined the seat tube. I believe this gave that joint a much stronger bond and reinforcement. This area was usually chromed to put a durable finish in an area which would receive a lot of wear. I would have posted a photo but amazingly could only find one which was quite poor. Our collecting must really be gender specific even though I would expect 5-10% of my sales were Ladies bikes (counting 3 speed lightweights

BOB FREITAS
                    no frost bite from yesterdays ride in MILL VALLEY, CA USA