Did he ask you how you were going to attach all the racks and panniers???
found this pic of my bike from five years ago.
I picked up just last week on craigslist. It took a little to get it up to speed- new freewheel, sercuring a moving shifter boss, and new tires, but it's a pretty solid right right now.
Album (Pics from the day I got it are the ones I took in my kitchen, and the other frames I saved while trying to identify the bike)- http://imgur.com/a/1JSTI#0
the bike. I had a nice chat with Mr. Stowe. I asked him to sign my bike, but he wasn't exactly pumped about the tigged frames and I forgot the paint pen. I did show it to him though, and he did take it for a ride, along with my Electric assist MTB.
He's still in the Rochester area, he owns a moving company now. I didn't get the sense he was still building frames, but he did mention that despite selling off most of his tooling when his experiments with aluminum/scandium went south in like 2003 and took his company with them, he still has a full complement of tools to make frames. He's getting back into cycling, but according to him, he "hasn't caught the bug to build again... just yet."
Cool guy. I was in his ear for a little trying to get him back in the swing of things conjuring up images of an afterschool special with the fresh faced upstart reinvigorating the passion of a jaded master, but it wasn't to be.
Last edited by vinividivici; 12-20-2012 at 01:21 AM.