d?le et al.
i will heed this warning. before i sign off i want to make this point:
i think the synergism between the instrument making world as well
as its clientele, (as well as the 'worlds' of tailoring, jewelrysmithing,
cabinetmaking, etcetera...), and our little classic bicycle world are
infinite. over 20 years ago, i stopped using 'my' industry to fuel my
zeal for framebuilding and started looking outside of it for inspira-
tion(s). let's face it, there is very little of value in today's market
for a CR list devotee. agreed - you can continue talking about lug
filing, and patent vs brev, and the pink that mercier used, ad
infinitum. i think it would be a breath of fresh air to consider how
other trades with similar historys/lineages/marketing trends
compare with ours. i think it can only raise the bar of awareness,
not suppress it.
if there are those on the list that are intimidated by the mail volume
because some of it contains arcane or 'ephemera' type subject
matter, that bothers me. i have a very hard time separating it all.
earlier this week i posted about a NY Times article relevant to
Steinway & Sons. i included a pulled quote that mentioned the
term, "antimanufacturing". imo, there can't be anything more
analogous to the bicycles within the list timeline than such a
term. and i also still believe that this type of information has
merit on a list like this.
apologies to those who disagree.