Re: [CR]Opinions on Weigle frames

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Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 13:50:43 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Jonathan Cowden" <jac33@tron.arts.cornell.edu>
Subject: Re: [CR]Opinions on Weigle frames
To: Tom Hayes <hayesbikes@nls.net>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <3.0.6.32.20010822113806.007b0b80@nls.net>


I have seen several of Sachs' frames and have owned two Weigles (and seen many more) and would put W & S in the same category without any hesitation. I am not sure what this particular bike will go for, but can tell you that last time I spoke with Peter, specials were circa 1800, and the fancy tubes were circa 150. The braze-ons for cantilevers & the fancy seat tube lug would probably cost more. I also recall him mentioning either this particular bike or a bike like it (fancy set-ups for the fenders, PBP bike). He was very proud of the bike and put lots of time into it.

Brian Baylis noted earlier that he thinks Peter is, in addition to being an excellent craftsman, a great guy. I'll second this. He's extremely generous with his time, wonderful to talk to, kind, etc. If the bike fits you & you've got the money, bid. I would bid if the bike were a cm shorter -- and I'm broke. You won't be disappointed as long as the owner has taken good care of it.

Jon Cowden Ithaca, NY

On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Tom Hayes wrote:
> There is, I thought, an interesting JP Weigle frame on ebay:
>
> http://ebay.com/<blah>
>
> and I was interested what the collective, individual, varied, and
> knowledgable opinion of members might be about Weigle frames. So far as I
> recall--which probably doesn't extend much farther than two hours ago--the
> list hasn't discussed his frames. And, I guess, I'm not asking for that
> discussion, but rather am interested in whether others see his work as
> praiseworthy and the frame as shown in the ebay advertisement as fairly
> priced. A person can't get too many touring bikes, you know.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Cheers.
>
> Tom Hayes
> Chagrin Falls, Ohio
> Tom Hayes
> 18585 Munn Road
> Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023
> hayes@jcu.edu