Re: [CR]Dick Power


Example: Production Builders:Cinelli
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 11:32:18 -0700
From: "Brian Baylis" <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: Jamie Swan <jswan@optonline.net>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Dick Power
References: <3B696357.8A2B8D39@optonline.net>


Jamie,

Any chance of finding a phone number for Guilbransen or a verified correct spelling? I live in San Diego and am a framebuilder currently, it would be great to hook up with a gentleman such as that. I'll bet I could extract some history from someone like him. Got all the tools I need, but it would be cool to see what American old timers used before I was even born. Let me know if anyone can help.

Brian Baylis Framebuilderus(?)Americanus, La Mesa, CA
>
> I have owned several Dick Powers and raced on one for several years. I'm
> pretty sure that he was building frames into the sixties. The guy that
> would be a great source of information is Harold Guilbransen (Sr.). I'm
> not sure I spelled his last name correctly. He lives in San Diego now.
> Harold was a frame builder here on Long Island during the 60's and 70's
> under his nick-name "Corky". I know that he was friendly with Dick and
> and that they traveled to Europe together to visit frame builders there.
> Corky pretty much picked up where Dick left off. His son, Harold Jr.,
> was a national caliber track rider and Corky was active in coaching our
> club: the German Bicycle Sport Club. When Corky moved to California in
> 1995 he offer to sell me his tools and residual lugs and tube sets. I
> passed and I regret it now. Jamie Swan