Hi, Brian, Our Mutual friend e-RICHIE mentions Corky Gulbranson in this article (http://www.richardsachs.com/rsachsmadeusa.html) -- perhaps he knows more? (about Corky -- we know he knows a bit 'bout bikes)
Later! Dennis Ryan Louisville, KY Too Hot
----Original Message Follows---- From: Brian Baylis <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: email@example.com To: Jamie Swan <firstname.lastname@example.org> CC: email@example.com Subject: Re: [CR]Dick Power Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 11:32:18 -0700
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.
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