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01-27-22, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Doug Fattic

Kieth Anderson started in Indianapolis. ...

Kieth Anderson started in Indianapolis. Eventually he went out west and was best known for painting until he retired. I helped him a little with advice when he started building but not with...
01-27-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,216
Posted By Doug Fattic

Who is Primus Mootry Sr? I remember painting...

Who is Primus Mootry Sr?

I remember painting the Cherry bike Steve posted (#61) that he saw on the Hilly Hundred.
01-26-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,216
Posted By Doug Fattic

No, I don't know Jack personally. We met one...

No, I don't know Jack personally. We met one time when Melton went bust in Delaware, Ohio in 1981. Mike fled town when he realized the bank was going to call in their loan and one of his partners...
01-25-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,216
Posted By Doug Fattic

That would be John Cherry. We took the very 1st...

That would be John Cherry. We took the very 1st titanium welding class together at UBI taught by Gary Helfrich in 1992. Gary was one of the founders of Merlin and figured out how to weld ti frames...
01-19-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,216
Posted By Doug Fattic

You can reach me at my new email address. Before...

You can reach me at my new email address. Before the .com and the AT sigh is my name dougfattic. I'm open for a February visit. I've contacted (and been contacted) a couple of people to begin the...
12-01-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,216
Posted By Doug Fattic

I just had a nice phone call with Jim Merz. He...

I just had a nice phone call with Jim Merz. He was the 1st American to pass the Reynold 753 test. This was given in order to make sure builders could be successful making a frame with this new light...
12-01-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,216
Posted By Doug Fattic

It wasn't as expensive to ship as I might have...

It wasn't as expensive to ship as I might have thought. It was 46 years ago so my memory is a bit vague but I think it cost me around $600 to get it to Michigan. That included the price I paid the...
11-30-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,216
Posted By Doug Fattic

We were fairly young kids comparatively new at...

We were fairly young kids comparatively new at building competing for market share from established well known and respected European builders. it wasn't possible at first to raise our price more...
11-30-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,216
Posted By Doug Fattic

I've chatted casually with Bill Boston a couple...

I've chatted casually with Bill Boston a couple of times about his history. Once I visited him at his shop sometime in the 70's and another time at an early NAHBS. He did like a month long tour of...
11-29-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,216
Posted By Doug Fattic

Thru axles and disc brakes are a complication to...

Thru axles and disc brakes are a complication to a home/amateur/newbie builder. They require more accuracy in the build that pushes the limits of what someone is capable of doing without greater...
11-29-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,216
Posted By Doug Fattic

No I never had the slightest interest in making...

No I never had the slightest interest in making aluminum frames. There are several complications in making one. 1st you need to have an AC tig welder. Titanium and steel can be welded with a DC...
11-29-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,216
Posted By Doug Fattic

A shortish history of modern American frame builders

The general population of adult Americans did not ride bicycles until the bike boom of 1970. Before then they were for kids to get around until they finally got their driverís license. I saw my 1st...
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