[CR] FW: another blow for the UK framebuilding scene!

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From: "Jon M. Crate" <Jon@FAI.US>
To: <kevinsayles@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 00:11:43 -0400
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Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] FW: another blow for the UK framebuilding scene!


Kevin, Yes indeed, I agree with Chuck. There is a generous supply of options for small commercial locations around here and probably there too, but better yet, find a way to make a shop at your house so you don't put yourself on a hamster wheel like I'm on.

Then you can build frames any damn way you want to.

With your experience, braise me a light one in 23 inch, you got one order. If you can't paint it, spray a rust primer on it and I'll paint it here. How much you want for one?

Jon M. Crate Marietta, Georgia USA

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of paccoastcycles Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 10:55 PM To: kevin sayles; classic Rendezvous Subject: Re: [CR] another blow for the UK framebuilding scene!

Kevin,

Best of luck. There is demand for well made steel frames. It may be time to strike out on your own.

Chuck Hoefer
Vista, California USA


----- Original Message -----
From: kevin sayles
To: classic Rendezvous
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 1:07 PM
Subject: [CR] another blow for the UK framebuilding scene!



> Hello fellow listers,
>
> Sadly I have to inform the group, that today I have been informed I am to
> be made redundant!!
>
> Ironically it seems the day my 'months notice' may start is exactly 39
> years to the day I got a job with Bob Jackson....on my 16th
> birthday........since then I have been continually employed as a
> framebuilder, first with Bob Jackson, then 23 years with Woodrup....and
> finally these past 10 years or so with Thorn.
>
> I was only thinking a week or so ago that I may well have been the UKs
> longest serving full time employed framebuilder?.....or certainly one of
> the longest serving........though I stand to be corrected?
>
> I have not given up hope of once again 'doing what I do best'.........its
> the only job I ever wanted to do, and I aint giving up just yet!
>
> Kevin Sayles
> Bridgwater Somerset UK
> _______________________________________________

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