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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:53 am 
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US custom framebuilder Bruce Gordon has a gorgeous retro-inspired frame he built using a 1979 Cinelli lugset and a Columbus SL tubeset.

Scroll down a bit here for the story:
http://www.brucegordoncycles.blogspot.co.uk/

maybe someone can attach a pic from his website? I tried but couldn't get it to work.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:46 am 
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There you go.. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:55 am 
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This frame is currently for sale for $3000. That's $800 less than our going rate for a custom frame with cutout lugs,


WTF, nearly £2,000 for an off the peg frame, who do they think they are, Colnago? I don't like those lugs either, lol.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:36 pm 
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fiks wrote:
WTF, nearly £2,000 for an off the peg frame, who do they think they are, Colnago?

He's Bruce Gordon - one of the most highly regarded framebuilders in the world today.

It's a lot of money, and aesthetically it's not quite my cup of tea, but in terms of workmanship it'll trounce anything from the Colnago factory - or the Cinelli factory, for that matter.


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Ooooofff...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Ooooofff...

Looks like just your cup of tea, big cheese.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:52 pm 
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it's very much a one-off frame by a very respected framebuilder. Not sure what Richard Sachs charges these days, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's more than $3000 if he's even still making frames. Most of that generation of leading American framebuilders have hung up their welding torches.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:29 pm 
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Call me a philistine but I'd rather have a Cinelli Supercorsa at a few £100 less if I was going off the peg or if I was going to spend that sort of money a Paulus Quiros or a Ricky Feather.

I don't know if it's the colour or the graphics but it just doesn't set my heart racing.


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