RE: [CR]Current lugged frames

(Example: Bike Shops)

From: "Warren Young" <wyoung@stonehenge.ca>
To: "Classicrendezvous (E-mail)" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Current lugged frames
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 13:01:50 -0400


If I was in the market for a new lugged frame, I would likely ante up the premium for a custom frame from any number of the respected custom builders heralded on this list. Hopefully the large manufacturer trend to aluminum/carbon-fibre/spacegoop will help the independant builder survive...even profit!

Warren Young (yearning for a Mariposa)

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I think a lot of the Italian frames are "cookie cutter". Basso, DeBernardi, Casati, etc. look really similar to my eye. Heck, maybe they are even production-made "jobber" frames made by the same shop(s). Cinelli, DeRosa, Colnago, Bianchi, Guerciotti, Ciocc, etc. appear to be shadows of their former selves and seem to be living off their name. Plus, they don't offer much, if anything, in lugged steel frames. Don't know about other old marques like Pogliaghi, Bottechia, Gios, etc.

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