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Old 02-21-22, 11:00 AM
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Good Article On British Frame Builders

I picked this up from the Classic Rendezvous Forum this morning. Just sharing.

https://road.cc/content/feature/clas...StZU1bzHE49w5o
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I love me some stories on frame builders, especially if it's grouped my location. I'll peruse later. Thanks for sharing!
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Nice to see Condor in that lineup. Used to hang out at the shop all through my two years duty in London, and chatted with Monty (who was pretty much retired, but still building wheels for the fun of it), Grant, and the shop guys all the time. I had Condor build my first custom in 1995, so I'm glad to have "assisted" in keeping their production numbers up during the 90s

One day I'll go back and stop in to the Gray's Inn Road shop and say hello!

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As long as we are on the subject here is exhaustive list of builders in that region of the planet.

https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/builders/
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A map of builders of the UK as was recently produced about Northern Italy would be interesting.
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I enjoyed the brief account of Hetchins. A local chap here in San Diego County (Fallbrook) had retired from the Hetchins factory and maintained a "Hetchins Heaven" collection of two dozen specimens covering consecutive model years from the 1950s through the 1970s. One that caught my attention had a reverse-threaded bottom bracket shell, with the adjustable cup on the drive side, presumably a production "oops -- I hope no one notices."
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