I'm new to the bike forum. I discovered this forum while searching for Mike Melton the former frame builder. I used to work for Mike Melton as a teenager in his bike shop in the late 70's in Columbia, S.C. I owned a Melton and rode everyday with my workmates (all of us on Melton frames). Mike Melton had a modified the engine on a Motobecan so we could motor pace and draft an average of 32 MPH for about 30 miles (incredible workouts!). His wife Debbie was also a poweful rider. It's great to read the appreciation for Mike Meltons craftmanship. He inspired me to continue to be an avid rider to this day in my hometown of Oceanside, Ca.