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Old 09-10-12, 07:57 AM
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Old 02-03-13, 03:16 PM
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Just ran across this thread while surfing around. I have a "Griffon" time trial bike. I wrote to Jim Holly c/o the Cycles Griffon shop in Santa Monica. (He doesn't seem to be associated with it any more.) He happened to be visiting the US and replied and told me a little about my bike. I think all of his were "bespoke." Mine is very light for a big frame (made of Columbus SL) yet seems quite stiff enough for me and is a very comfortable and exciting ride. Good handling. Holly's work is very neat and simple, but the details are well done. He said his shop was near Art Stump's and he got some tips from him. There must be at least dozens of little-known builders who made some very good but unknown bikes. Griffons are really nice underpriced bikes if you can find one.
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I know a lot about the Griffon frame. Up until a week ago had one of Jim's masterpieces. Some lunatic broke into my garage last week and stole it. Had it locked with two hefty cables with locks. Also had removed pedals. Have not been riding due to back injury but loved looking at my dear old frame. Always caused a fuss when I took it into a bike shop for work. Those in the know would gather around it and ask lots of questions. Got lots of admiration for it's workmanship. I'm in West Los Angeles, so if you see an all black Griffon with a Blackburn rack -- send me an email. don_feinstein@yahoo.com. Thanks.
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Everything Repechage says is true, still in NZ brewing beer and riding when I can.

The frame in question isn't Tenex, but probably mixed SL/SP Columbus. If the owner had a picture of the BB underside, or looked at the steering column, there's an S/N stamped in.

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Originally Posted by IMIgnoto
Everything Repechage says is true, still in NZ brewing beer and riding when I can.

The frame in question isn't Tenex, but probably mixed SL/SP Columbus. If the owner had a picture of the BB underside, or looked at the steering column, there's an S/N stamped in.

Cheers
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