[CR]753 followup, unsung frame builders, and poseurs.

(Example: Component Manufacturers)

Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 07:39:53 -0500
From: "Marty Eison" <meison01@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]753 followup, unsung frame builders, and poseurs.

I've already used up my self imposed 1 post a week limit so I'm combining a few thoughts in this one "epistle" (by my standards).

The Omnipotent Despot himself said "All of the bikes in The Cave were English and from the same mid to late 1970's time period. Whatever she is, she is a very nice 753 bike which I am selling. " I always associated 27.2 with 531, but then I could be wrong (high probability here).

There are underexposed, unsung brazing heros everywhere. For example how many of you ever heard of Jan de Reus, Ko Zieleman, Witte Ko? or such marques as Remy, Rih, De Mol just to name a few from the Benelux region? We on the list tend to focus our attention to a select few well known marques ( i.e. Masi, Raleigh, Herse, (ok, well known to us)to name a few. There is a whole world of small framemakers out there, largely unknown, except in their own region. The marques we all know were the ones that advertised in the more well known magazines (Bicycling, Bicycle Guide, and Velo News, at least in the U.S.) and maybe marques that were known for winning major races.

As for the Poseur jersey, I too applaud everyone who actually gets out and rides a bike, but really folks, its a JOKE. Its poking fun at elitism on the road, I don't find it insulting at all. Yah, I have a team bike, does that make me a poseur? no, there are other things that do that quite well, thank you very much. Its kind of sad that we take ourselves so seriously that we can't laugh at our own foibles. Besides that Jersey is synthetic and off topic.

Marty Eison
Frisco, Texas.