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    some history (as in his story...) as a reply of sorts to this post on another thread atmo -

    In 1975, the number of American framebuilders amounted to nearly 100. Today, there may be less than 20 still involved
    on a full-time basis. These, however, are building a reputation that is equaling, if not exceeding, the European masters.

    Read the rest here atmo.
    "Today" in the article was 1979. Was there anything in particular that attrtibuted to ~80 Pros hanging it up in those 4 years that you can remember?

    If your feet were held to the fire, what would yo put the estimate at now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonymaietta View Post
    "Today" in the article was 1979. Was there anything in particular that attrtibuted to ~80 Pros hanging it up in those 4 years that you can remember?

    If your feet were held to the fire, what would yo put the estimate at now?

    Tony
    yeah - atmo:
    the quality level and design of factory manufactured and industrial-made frames improved exponentially.
    ps my estimate of what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonymaietta View Post
    "Today" in the article was 1979. Was there anything in particular that attrtibuted to ~80 Pros hanging it up in those 4 years that you can remember?


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    ps i didn't say there were 100 pros atmo.
    i wrote that there were 100 guys.
    no different at-all from now.

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    whoa atmo i am embarrassed to admit that i absolutely missed this post and apologize that it went unanswered.
    here's a reply straight from the hip -
    make what you use.
    use what you know.
    know what you use.
    sell what you use.
    and never look up to see what anyone else is doing.
    no matter how wide the net is cast, all that matters is what you think.
    if you ever second guess yourself, pause until you don't atmo.
    Hey Richie,
    I must admit to feeling more than a bit dense when reading your communications but for some reason this hits home.

    Grazie mille for the support & encouragement.

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    Hey Richie,
    I must admit to feeling more than a bit dense when reading your communications but for some reason this hits home.

    Grazie mille for the support & encouragement.

    Greg

    high five atmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    some history (as in his story...) as a reply of sorts to this post on another thread atmo -

    In 1975, the number of American framebuilders amounted to nearly 100. Today, there may be less than 20 still involved
    on a full-time basis. These, however, are building a reputation that is equaling, if not exceeding, the European masters.

    Read the rest here atmo.
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    people in glass houses are generally advised against throwing stones.

    read more here atmo.

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    kudos richie....

    yo'r the "roger penske" of cycle cross ---- "the most bang for their buck.." --- $ & product/component sponsors...

    i had the pleasure to work with roger, colin chapman/ lotus and enzo ferrari --- you would have "adapted and survived," very well in formula one ...

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    richard,

    what changes have you made to your frames in the last 5 or so years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenCT View Post
    richard,

    what changes have you made to your frames in the last 5 or so years?
    physically - 1) the head badge, intro-ed about 4 years ago, is in it third iteration. 2) the pegorichie tubing, which was just barely born then, is so much further evolved i wouldn't know where to start. 3) the lower head lug's tool was revised to change the shoreline about 2-3 years ago. 4) the rs bb shell was just a dream 5 years ago but now used by me and also sold worldwide (without the rs cutout) to scores of other effbuilders. 5) and many hand-made details have evolved and/or reached a balance point between ease of manufacture and their decorative elements that they bring to the frame. i'm sure there's a lot more, but i am swallowing a smuttynose and watching jerseylicious, so try back later.

    metaphysically - everything flows much more instinctively now compared to then. i am very comfortable coming to the bench and letting my muscle memory and intuition take over. i rarely think (or over think) about the operations or processes anymore. well, i am aware of the hand-eye stuff and am confident in my coordination and skill sets. but the work opens up for me with much less effort now than ever before. it took a long time to reach this comfort level, but i am there now. if the word arrogant could possibly have positive connotations, i'd say it's valid to call me arrogant about my place in all this now. when there was a time i'd regularly second guess myself and my choices, i freely admitted it. these days (compared to five years ago) i am in the place i wanted to be atmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    i'm sure there's a lot more, but i am swallowing a smuttynose and watching jerseylicious, so try back later.
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    we've moved on to rocky horror now so if you want me it better be important atmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    metaphysically - everything flows much more instinctively now compared to then. i am very comfortable coming to the bench and letting my muscle memory and intuition take over. i rarely think (or over think) about the operations or processes anymore. well, i am aware of the hand-eye stuff and am confident in my coordination and skill sets. but the work opens up for me with much less effort now than ever before. it took a long time to reach this comfort level, but i am there now. if the word arrogant could possibly have positive connotations, i'd say it's valid to call me arrogant about my place in all this now. when there was a time i'd regularly second guess myself and my choices, i freely admitted it. these days (compared to five years ago) i am in the place i wanted to be atmo.
    ok this is very interesting to me.

    the feel thing and the not thinking thing....

    as many of you guys know, im a tennis pro/coach. when im working on a particular stroke, i concentrate on feel and rarely get into details or go by "what the book says". when your playing tennis, you can't possible thinking about steps 1,2 3, etc. you just remember the feeling and everything happens naturally. sorta like sex...

    richard-- i think your on top something here thats rarely been discussed. everyone talks about the steps, or the look, but rarely the feel. after countless hours, there is no thinking, only feel -- and when you're in "the zone" everything is perfect.

    hrmph!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenCT View Post
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    richard-- i think your on top something here thats rarely been discussed. everyone talks about the steps, or the look, but rarely the feel. after countless hours, there is no thinking, only feel -- and when you're in "the zone" everything is perfect.

    hrmph!

    the funny (sic) thing about it is i have always done it this way; i just wasn't as comfortable about it in my own skin as i am now.
    never any slide rules, no fit formulas, no metallurgy or engineering training.
    in my case i believe coming into the trade unwittingly kept me sheltered from the many (or several) demons others deal with atmo.

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    more like this atmo -


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    this is some real neat shite bro darren and richie atmo ---- really neat....
    2 legumes in like pods..

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    richard-

    discuss how the factors below relate to experience and knowledge.

    or

    place a % on each of these....

    a. reading books / researching

    b. hours on the bench

    c. racing / testing

    d. continuing education

    e. failing and learning

    f. ?

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    we've moved on to rocky horror now so if you want me it better be important atmo.
    35th Anniversary! Hey, I remember doing the Time Warp...

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    i'm an ISFP atmo and there are no calculations.




    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenCT View Post
    richard-

    discuss how the factors below relate to experience and knowledge.

    or

    place a % on each of these....

    a. reading books / researching

    b. hours on the bench

    c. racing / testing

    d. continuing education

    e. failing and learning

    f. ?

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    josh dillon bringing saxy back atmo -



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