[CR] Braxton touring on ebay

Example: Racing:Jean Robic

Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:25:51 -0700 (MST)
From: derek@frameref.com
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Braxton touring on ebay

Stumbled across this earlier today - a really fine example of a Braxton touring bike - 21" seat tube. Based on the diamond reinforcements on the waterbottle braze-ons and the reverse placement of the rear brake - a style Sam adopted from his time spent studying under Jack and Norm Taylor - it's probably late '70s; he'd dropped this style by about '81 in favor of cantilevers on almost all of his touring bikes. Since there's no tubing decal, it's likely a blend of Reynolds and Ishiwata. TA, Simplex SLJ, Phil hubs, BB and CHP pedals, Campy sidepuls with Mathauser pads and Mafac levers, lovely brazed on rear rack. Fairly high spec for one of Sam's bikes of this era, and in what appears to be exceptional shape. I'd add it to my fleet - I own 4 Braxtons - but there's a bit of a cash flow issue just now. Somebody on this list should jump on this.


No relation to the seller, etc.

Derek Vandeberg
Bigfork, Montana