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    meet the mets chicagoamdream's Avatar
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    Could this frame have set a record?

    [I bumped a thread with this query on the SSFG Forum, and then it occured to me that, Hey, I finally have something to post about in the real Track forum, and that it's real trackies that might know the answer to this.]

    I bought this frame off of eBay:

    http://www.lowestgear.com/e/frame_p_track01.jpg

    and it has these decals:





    There were some weird things about the listing (it was listed as a "Pyramid" frame, I've since determined that it's a "Porter," made by Dave Porter of New Mexico [thanks to Don Walker for helping me figure that out]). In conversations with the eBay seller, he says that the frame used to belong to John Frey, and I was just pipedreaming that MAYBE he set a record with this frame, but then I was like, Nah, it's drilled for brakes, and then I read in another thread that Frey was known for running brakes on his competition bikes. Hmm.

    I emailed Dave Porter, so maybe we'll see, but any input anyone has would be really appreciated.
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    Thunder Thyze
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    Frames don't set records. Riders set records.


    Having said that, the tradition with decals of that nature is that if ANY rider sets a particular record riding a particular frame, the BUILDER puts the decals on all his frames built afterwards. For example, if you check any Lemond bike you'll find WC rainbow decals.

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    Barbieri Telefonico huhenio's Avatar
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    Same with the Pug cars ... they put those rally champion stickers
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