No ones ever heard of this company? Trying to find out what it is. Thanks.
The Classic Rendezvous mail list has migrated to Google Groups--the sign up is on their splash page--you certainly could join and make a request for more information-from the comments, it sounds as if he was building 'Italianesque' bikes so I would suspect Columbus tubing and fairly tight geometry a la Masi...Holly was active from 1973 until the mid 80s, but still builds occasionally
(in NZ I suppose). His shop in Santa Monica was near Art Stump's and Stump
helped him with pointers and frame-building fixtures. He's mostly
self-taught and favored the style of Stella and the Italian builders of the
70s. He mentioned that Joe Bell has his old decals (hint to anyone
wondering what to do with theirs).
It seems he (or maybe the successor business) still has the order/build
sheet for my bike as he mentioned some special requests from the client.
Added links to post--the Classic Rendezvous folks are a bit cantankerous--so read the rules before you post (something I didn't do, so they yelled at me...)--but look at the link that I posted from their old mail archives (also added above) and read what is there first. They hate when you ask questions they have already "answered".Do you have a link to this Google Groups? And I was looking for decals cause I wanted to get the bike reprinted, cause there is some cable burn and now rust on it. Excited in finding out more about this bike and it's back history. I love old stuff.
The name of the shop was Wilshire West Bicycles. I bought a Griffon through them before beginning a six month cycle tour around the Rockies in Canada and the USA. Passed the bike on to a collector two years ago. I now ride an e bike and mountain bike.Wow, this takes me back.
I bought a Griffon frame from a shop in Santa Monica in 1981 or '82. Custom frame, Columbus tubing, built by a guy who made them somewhere near the shop. What was the name of the shop? I can't remember, and Googling for down there doesn't show it up to me.
Mine had an earlier down tube decal; it wasn't block font like that; and it was in silver blue. It got stolen out of the house I was living in, in 1985 :-( .
It was a gorgeous, top-of-the-line frame. For $40, you got yourself a deal.