Re: [CR]Colin Laing Bikes

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 13:45:05 -0500
From: "David G. White" <whiteknight@burlingtontelecom.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Colin Laing Bikes
References: <196997.17375.qm@web35607.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <196997.17375.qm@web35607.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


Hi Colin,

Welcome to the list. I own two of your bikes -- both with your name on the side. Beautiful machines!

Sorry to hear about your MD. Hope all goes as well as it can with that.

Best Wishes,

David

David G. White Burlington, VT

Colin Laing wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
>
> Just so people know, the bike you ride may or may not have been made by the guy who's name graces the down tube.
> In the past 54 years, I have made bikes for the following brands,,,,
> Sandy Gilchrist, Ken Ellerker, Pete Matthews, Sid Barras, Ottadini Cycles, Jack Taylor, Bryan Bliss, Criteria Cycles, Plus there was a smattering of "Brown Wrappers" for Raleigh Pro team under Peter Post...Peugeot Pro Team, Ron Kitching and of course Ludo Van Ijseghem...obviously COLIN LAING, Le Colin, Colian and Laing Racing Cycles...all this spanning well over 12500 frames.
> For the record I repaired many frames post crashes which included Confente, Eisentraut and Dave Moulten...and can say without a doubt that Dave's and Albert's came out on top under the paintwork, and method of construction...thanks for listening,,,I won't be making many more,,,,maybe less than a dozen as I have Muscular Dystrophy and becoming a very old man...sincerely...COLIN LAING