[CR]ugly and then some

Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Robert Schenker <ris@schenkerdesign.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 07:57:59 -0800
Subject: [CR]ugly and then some

I have an acquaintance who owns a fairly old Cinelli. I can't really say exactly how old because he did much the same thing--had it painted in a loud red, orange and yellow fade paint job with all the popular braze-ons and a melange of 80s parts. It's depressing to see. Sigh

Bob Schenker Oakland, CA

> Colnagisti,
> Have a look at the ugliest Colango Super you have ever seen, posted
> in a
> german cycling forum:
> http://forum.tour-magazin.de/showthread.php?t=129879
> (the pdf links)
> For me it looks like a >gasp< 1972 Colnago Super which was
> "upgraded" with
> front derailleur and cable braze ons and under the BB cable guards
> in the
> crazy 80s.
> Was it common practise to upgrade your 70s frame to look more
> modern back
> then? Wht a shame. Or is there anoter explanation for this strange

> frame?


> Dirk