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PFeiffer PFrames by American frame builder Mary PFeiffer

Old 06-25-13, 05:05 PM
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PFeiffer PFrames by American frame builder Mary PFeiffer

Hi to all, I decided to start a new thread for this bike, as I felt that it deseved it! This bike was custom built for the gentleman that I bought it from! It was built in Central Florida probably in the early 90's. The frame is beautifully lugged and constructed of all Reynolds 653. The color is a lovely dark purple, and even the stem is custom made with this color and panto at the top. The bike appears to have been ridden very little, as it shows very little signs of use. Please read the below two links that will provide you with more information about the frame and Mrs. PFeiffer. Thanks as always for your thoughts, feedback, opinions, and recommendations. They are always truly appreciated.

https://articles.orlandosentinel.com/...bike-that-fits

https://www.aboutus.org/KoolBikes.com













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Old 06-25-13, 05:09 PM
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Oh my that bike is a beauty.
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Old 06-25-13, 05:18 PM
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I agree great looking bike! I like the double eyelets and the rack mounts, nice touch.
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Old 06-25-13, 05:22 PM
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That stem!
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Old 06-25-13, 05:28 PM
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Great pics and interesting articles; that's quite a bike. I like the color scheme a lot and what a great name for a custom builder.
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Old 06-25-13, 05:42 PM
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Yet again, another interesting American builder that I've learned about on the forum.

We were talking about Stan Johnson at the shop today and now we can add Mary Pfeiffer to the mix.

This bicycle really speaks to me and is actually quite similar to a design I have sitting here from a local builder.

Both of the Merckx bicycles are gems, but this is the one I would consider keeping around for the long haul.

Gorgeous.

Now I'm envious as well.
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Old 06-25-13, 05:56 PM
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Cool Pframe! And great story. It reminded me of Mary Colter, an American architect who designed buildings for the Fred Harvey Co. in the early 20th century. Known primarily for her work at the Grand Canyon AZ, she was a women working, as was Mary Pfeiffer, in a "man's profession". Obviously, these were talented, and determined women pursuing perfection in the craft they loved.
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Beauty. Maybe it if the photos/camera/lighting/screen but to me that is more of metallic navy blue. I would put the C-record stuff on it!
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Beauty. Maybe it if the photos/camera/lighting/screen but to me that is more of metallic navy blue. I would put the C-record stuff on it!
You are definitely right! The pictures do show it as metallic Blue, but in person it looks Purple. This gives me the opportunity to ask Mrs. PFeiffer. Hopefully I will find a way to reach her.

Thanks to all for your kind and generous comments! I sincerely appreciate them!
I know that Mrs. PFeiffer would be very thankful as well to have her work appreciated! Note: The last pic shows what appears to be a paint blemish by the drive side shifter, but Mrs. PFeiffer put some sort of clear and durable tape (?) there and by the cable guides to help protect the bike from damage. It is actually that piece of tape thats raised. Thanks again!

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Very interesting. I'd love to find out who made that paint for her, it looks an awful lot like what I call Bottecchia Blue, which is a purple-ish dark blue, similar to cobalt blue, but more purple-ish. I drove some poor girl nuts, trying to match that color for me, but it's a very unique paint, hard to duplicate.
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Wow. You found the right garage sale for sure.
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Pretty.

I was secretly hoping that with the 2 EM you would possibly overlook & discard this one. Somehow I doubt you will after seeing the pics.
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That looks really blue and really green and as a Seahawks fan and a lover of great looking bikes, I'm totally into it.
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Need to wear some PF Flyers while you ride it...

The colors are right and everything.
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Agreed, awesome looking bike! Is she still building? Web site doesn't appear to be there from what I could tell (KoolBikes or pfeiferpframes.com)
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Agreed, awesome looking bike! Is she still building? Web site doesn't appear to be there from what I could tell (KoolBikes or pfeiferpframes.com)
I think she quit in the mid-'00s or thereabouts. I tried to buy some foil Gitane decals from KoolBikes about that time, had some back & forth with [digital]samples, and all of a sudden I did not get any responses.
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Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
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Since the original photos seem to be victims of photobucket, I can't sell what the OPs bike looked like.

But, I found this while clicking around eBay and thought I'd do a PSA of sorts. It sounds like a close match, and, it's pretty darn cool. I wish it was smaller!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Road-Frames...292a%7Ciid%3A1
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