Re: [CR] Steve Elsworth and Vulcan bikes

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From: Carlos Ovalle <>
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 09:51:38 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR] Steve Elsworth and Vulcan bikes

Norris wrote: "One of his very first orders, and possibly the one that enabled him to get his business afloat, came from VULCAN, possibly via an earlier association with Proteus"

In your recollection of history, did Vulcan subcontract with other builders, or is it safe to assume that any Vulcan bears Steve's hand in manufacture?

What else can anyone tell me about Vulcan bicycles? The reason I ask is that I have an opportunity to acquire a pair of Vulcan bicycles, where Vulcan is cast into the seat stay caps. There appear to be no other markings on the bikes but I have yet to see them in person, perhaps tomorrow. The bikes apparently have Campagnolo dropouts and are largely Nuovo Record equipped.


Carlos Ovalle
Long Beach, California, USA