Old Ned wrote:
Fabulous frames Joe, the filing on the lugwork is superb. Not a scratch out of place anywhere. How long did it take to finish one of these after the main building had finished? This is where a lot of the cost comes in, the time and handwork needed to get a frame to this quality.
And you can ride out of the saddle on a tandem! Do you have any limits!!
What were you riding when this was taken?
Holy Cow! Old Ned, you have my attention.
I do not have a copy of this International Cycle Sport (it was on newsstands in the US), but certainly do remember the story. Wow, to be in a European bike magazine. I was a stunned 17 year old.
Oddly enough (and what are the chances?) I saw a scan of this photo (a fuzzy one) for the first time since then, only LAST NIGHT. So very weird. BUT DELIGHTFUL. That photo was shot in 1971. The story, as you know, was on the emergence of High School racing in Marin County (just across the Golden Gate from San Fran). That racing was practically the beginning for me. That HS racing was short lived: 1971-73. The driving force, David Smiley, died of a heart attack in 1973 and that was the end. BUT the program had quite an impact on many of us. It was a boost to USCF (ABLofA) racing. Some us soon formed Velo Club Tamalpais, crucible of MTB'ing, and even went into the biz.
My bike: a 1971 Legnano Roma Olimpiad. Blue/white with Reynolds tubing. All Campi w/ Universal brakes. I must have a photo around here somewhere. I rode the bike through Europe that summer. Even met Cino Cinelli! Can you imagine a 17-year-old entranced with cycling meeting Signor Cinelli? I tell ya, like meeting God!
Because I polished JB007 (and because it was for a sculpture show) I had something north of 100 hours in it. Not that I was particularly speedy with the other frames.