Re: [CR]Corky/Dick Power

Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor
Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2001 13:44:39 +1200
From: "David Benson" <>
To: Dennis Ryan <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Corky/Dick Power
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Butch Martin was pictured riding a Corky frame in a Bicycling magazine advertisement for (I think) Protogs,about 1978. DB

Dennis Ryan wrote:
> Hi, Brian,
> Our Mutual friend e-RICHIE mentions Corky Gulbranson in this article
> ( -- 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 <>
> Reply-To:
> To: Jamie Swan <>
> CC:
> Subject: Re: [CR]Dick Power
> Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 11:32:18 -0700
> 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
> >