I am quite sure Sieber did the drilling in many/most of these cases...
Just my 2 cents but I think it depended on the market, the style of riding in that market, the potential buyers.. In the UK and eastern USA it looks like the demand was for "Path" bikes which had multiple personalities, track racers, non derailleur roads racers, in other words multi purpose ID. Out west in an apparently more tighlty focused trackie environment (maybe other areas as well) it looks like Pur Sang velodrome racing was the main push and demand. These bike makers were not big General Motors companies; Sieber would make bikes to order & to suit clients.
Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina? USA
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Now we have gotten some good input from people that have actually raced these bikes and others that have them, drilled and not drilled.?What I would like to know is what is the?most likely?guess as to who was doing the drilling: Seiber, John Eisenmann (importer) or the local bike shop? It seems to me that there are too many that are drilled which seems unlikely considering the fact that track riders considered it heresy to drill. So maybe they came from the plant that way. I have no idea, but since it has come up, I'd like to know.? Eddie, feel free to jump in.
Jerry Jeter, Wildwood, MO USA?