Dear Pat & List:
Or maybe Herr "Assenmacher" hoped to be the ultimate rebellious non-conf ormist, and seeing another lugged steel bike among the graphite and welded steeds ruined his self image. "What, you mean there's a whole web site a nd email list dedicated to lugged steel?!? Sacre Bleu, I must find another way to rebel against conformity!"
As for the Assenmacher rider...maybe he just loves the bike, but never joined the brotherhood/sisterhood of steel.
Tempe AZ USA