Re: [CR] vintage cars and vintage bikes

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:46:11 -0700
From: "Kurt Sperry" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] vintage cars and vintage bikes

Wearing a prodotti Campagnolo T-shirt to the Museo Ducati in Bologna also got me into a nice conversation with the museum curator at the factory's bar about vintage Italian bicycles. The first Ducatis were built on what looks in retrospect almost like a cross between classic '50s Italian steel and modern steel ATB frames:

Kurt Sperry Bellingham, Washington USA

2009/3/26 David Cooper <>:
> Vintage cars and vintage bikes go together very well. I have been in many
> restoration shops besides mine that has a ceiling or corner full of vintage
> bicycles. I think it is a connection on several levels, including an
> appreciation of fine mechanical work coupled with speed and handling of the
> best examples of each. Many car designers were also interested in bicycles
> including Bugatti, Delage, the people at Lotus, etc.
> David Cooper
> Chicago, IL_______________________________________________