Re: [CR]Modernizing a classic


Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PX-10LE

From: "davebohm" <davebohm@cox.net>
To: "Tom Sanders" <tsan7759142@attbi.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <001501c25824$8ebe7a70$ead2f50c@C1921978A>
Subject: Re: [CR]Modernizing a classic
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 11:52:59 -0700

"I suppose this has been beaten to death some time before my arrival, but I am looking at a Masi frame that is already refinished beautifully and I'm thinking " I could re-do the spacing from 126mm to 130 and put new record stuff on this and I'd really have a sweet bike"."

Isn't this what the modern framebuilders on this list do everyday? R. Sachs, Baylis, me included take what we feel to be the best manufacturing techniques, stir in a little modern wonder tubing, a pinch of modern slick shifting components and make exactly what you are talking about. A wonderful riding bike that could be raced, even at the highest levels but doesn't feel like riding a big piece of drift wood.

Dave Bohm
Bohemian Bicycles