On custom work:
In the late 70s and early 80s, in addition to building custom Rodriguez and Erickson frames in-house, R+E Cycles also brought in unpainted frames from Europe which they finished and decaled as "house brand" frames. There was no deception about it, the customer was always told where their frame was made. It gave people the choice of a less-expensive frame that could be had much sooner. The waiting list for a custom tandem got to be as long as 3 years during the time I was making them all myself one at a time.
22 May 2012, in "Classic Rendezvous", a very active list on pre-1983 road bikes hosted by North Carolinian Dale Brown, from a comment by Mark Bulgier giving assistance in dating a frame.
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