Re: [CR] My First Frame: Build Up Pics

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:20:15 -0600
From: "Mitch Harris" <>
To: Dave Porter <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] My First Frame: Build Up Pics

Great looking bike, Matthew. Congratulations.

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 7:45 AM, Dave Porter <> wrote:
> quite curious why you decided to use track dropouts on what you
> obviously intended to utilize as a classically equipped road bike?
> Regards and congratulations on your first born,

I put those combo-track ends together with the lack of cable guide braze-ons and lack of shifter boss braze-on, and note that Matthew's bike can be converted cleanly to a fixed gear without a rear brake, and back again.

The cable housing clips and stops on the top tube, chainstay, and the shift lever clamp are cool vintage-looking touches that make Matthew's bike stand out from the current interest in vintage French style constructeur bikes with lots of braze-ons. Vintage racer rather than vintage rando.

Mitch Harris
Little Rock Canyon, Utah, USA