Ahh, you have to love net advertising and the misuse of subject lines. Now that I have your attention: Many years ago Bridgestone had a contest in which they gave away a bike that was hand built using old-stock, stamped lugs and fittings and was set up with NOS, Pre CPSC Campy parts, red label rims, silks, etc. They ran some sort of ad in Bicycle Guide, as I recall, asking readers to submit their best arguments as to why they should be the owner of the bike. This happened quite some time ago, perhaps is early as 1987 or as late as 1990, and I dont remember what came of it. Does anyone remember this? Does anyone know who ended up with the bike, and why? The ad copy indicated that the bike would be built by a retired mystery builder who used old-world ways, including whole-frame heat treatment in an open hearth. Or maybe I hallucinated that last part. I get the impression that it may have been one of the old French masters like Singer or Herse, but I dont know which guys were still with us at that time. Any ideas. Can anyone contact Grant? He MUST know.
Tom Dalton Bethlehem, PA
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