[CR]Current lugged frames

(Example: Framebuilders:Tony Beek)

Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 09:28:08 -0700
To: OROBOYZ@aol.com, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Joseph Bender-Zanoni" <jfbender@umich.edu>
In-Reply-To: <104.886c93d.28bf9511@aol.com>
Subject: [CR]Current lugged frames

I was asked recently to recomend a current lugged Italian type racing frame to a shop employee where I used to help out. RULING OUT customs, Waterfords, Mercian, etc. what is really nice today in a production type frame of European flavor? He asked about a Cinelli or a Basso Gap, of which I was sceptical. After some reflection I responded to consider an Eddy Merckx (expensive), a Marinoni or a Torelli.

Hey - if the list manager can discuss Landshark I can get away with this topic. So apply classical standards to your recomendation.

By the way, the Landshark I owned was one serious lightweight racing frame. John Slawta takes every step to maximize preformance vs. weight from his steel racing frames and maintain steel frames as a performance choice in the current weight focussed marketplace.


At 09:09 AM 8/30/01 EDT, OROBOYZ@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 8/30/01 8:07:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>LouDeeter@aol.com writes:
><< credit for building bikes for national level riders. I know there must be
>dozens more, but those are the ones I can recall off the top of my head. >>
>To this category I must add John Slawta of Landshark (with whom cycles de ORO
>enjoys a great business relationship!) who has supplied many top riders both
>on track and road. Roy Knickman, Greg Demgen, Thurlow Rogers and Jme Carney
>come to mind immediately but most notable must be the only USA builder and
>USA rider to win the Giro, with Andy Hampsten in the saddle!
>Dale Brown
>cycles de ORO, Inc.
>1410 Mill Street
>Greensboro, North Carolina
>USA 27408
>Fax 336-274-6360
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