You've probably read this: http://www.purplelizard.com/GIintro.htm
their production numbers were a little higher than just a one man band.
OK...8 people. "One man band" was a figure of speach. Rhygin was 4 I think, Sycip brothers worked with Rock Lobster for a while, Wojcik even had family members working with him.
Grove obviously didn't do it all himself. Remember that G.I. built for other brands also.... like my white EWR. Couldn't do all that if you were all alone in a room with a torch and some steel tubes.
Point was, Grove then; a hand built high quality frame, Grove today; a hand built high quality frame. Appreciation isn't any different, just being rediscovered by the masses.
The other end of the spectrum from Guvnor's Merlin example above.
I was more refering to the silly low prices these bikes sold for till about 3 years ago. Espescilay compared to Titron stuff
Agree they were allways appreciated, but not very well known by retro lovers till recently.
Exactly...always appreciated but not well known. I think that keeps them off the list that John is looking to start.
Under appriciated or under rated? in $'s and attention they were/are under rated imho, but now we have Philippe (Oneschnark) to compensate for all that