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Old 01-19-15, 06:32 PM
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In the ebay ad it states that you were building this as a personal bike but agreed to finish it and sell to an impatient customer.

Thanks for the stories that you share with us bike geeks.

Scott


Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
Peter and I shared assembly duties and it was rare, EXTREMELY rare, that either of us did a frame end to end. He'd do fronts, I would add rears, and the forks were filled in by one of us. Or I would do fronts, he the rears, etc etc. Gary was hired to do prep work and that's when the operation became streamlined. He prepped all the lugs, set up some fixtures, and did a lot of finish work. When it was only the three of us, that's when the system was in its most efficient iteration. I hired Chris later (in 1974 iirc) and we showed him how to bend blades, add contrasting color to lug windows on painted frames, slot stays for dropouts, and other grunt tasks. He never did any serious brazing or effbuilding there. There was one or two other cats along the way, none of the cyclists who would have stayed in the game once the dust settled.
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