Old 01-17-21, 02:01 PM
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I appreciate the recent posts and visuals, I think Tim Neenan was also one who had been "considered but dismissed" for the builder of this red-orange frame. He did make "fastback style" seat clusters but none I saw have the same "blind bolt thru the stays" treatment.
All this aside I have come around to a notion this may be a "bespoke" frame that was made according to the buyer's specs and for that reason maybe one "spec" was for no graphics or other identifying builder's marks (aside from the super-subtle Columbus Dove that was sort of snuck in under the radar). So could have been Chris Pauley as well as one of the other very highly skilled builders from that small community in Santa Barbara, who may have done custom one-offs. Hard to fathom how many really first-rate guys were located there at about the same time when California framebuilding was having its renaissance: besides Pauley and Neenan there was Chris King, Greg Diamond, Michael Celmins...who am I forgetting?
Thanks again C&Vers, you guys are great!
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