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Decorating

I know who built two of the three. The other is merely a Colorado II.
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More Tesch Content

I am contemplating how I can take all the available information and say something new.

I might have to contact Dave Moulton to try and learn some more since I’m certain what he wrote on his blog does not constitute all his memories of David Tesch. Dave Moulton was known for his Fuso bikes, which I would have loved to have had in the old days and I would still jump on the opportunity to get my hands on if someone were selling in my size at a reasonable price. Dave Moulton had a guy named Russ Denny working for him, who ultimately took over and later built under this own name and was known for being a great builder who may still be willing to build you a bike if you track him down, though he is now working in a more lucrative field, which is not exactly hard to do you if build bicycle frames for a living.

The first link below is from Dave Moulton’s blog.

There are lots of important names in American frame building on Dave’s article and not just the name of the guy who wrote it. CyclArt, which is mentioned in the article, is no longer since Jim Cunningham moved to Arkansas to handle the painting at Allied. Since you were contemplating this, Allied bikes do not have a lot of appeal to me, though I’ll reconsider them if they’ll at least lend me one since I’m not interested enough to buy one to review and they are big enough to have demo bikes, unlike most of the builders about which I write. I would say that Allied has some nice paint.

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/Tesch_David.htm

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/Dave_Tesch/Tesch_B-Guide85.htm

https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/dave-tesch-olympic-track-40720

https://www.ticycles.com/news/2020/1/21/restoration-1989-tesch-s-22

http://vintageracingbicycles.blogspot.com/2012/06/david-tesch-custom-1984.html

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1632431/

https://www.roadbikereview.com/threads/anyone-remember-tesch.639/

http://retrobikerestorations.blogspot.com/2008/01/80s-tesch-101.html

http://overopinionatedframebuilder.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-things-that-we-do-on-rainy-days.html

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Tesch 101

I’m learning more about Dave Tesch, who is unfortunately deceased. This is an example of his well-known 101 model. This one is ca. 1987, but I’m trying to learn more. The tubing is Columbus SL and SP. I will post some Tesch links and will write more if I can add something beyond the sources. Bonus point since a friend whose collection I envy really loves this. He always wanted a 101 though he had the S-22, which was fillet brazed. This thing is awesomely old school.

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A Great Bike is Timeless

I’ve had her since 2005 and she’s more fun to ride today.

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The Three Tenors of Bicycle Tubing

Carbon, titanium and steel, all from the same shop. Unfortunately, I don’t have an Ottrott. Don’t cry for me Argentina.

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Manic Tanic By Eliel

Seriously fun to wear.

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Outside my office

Happy thoughts for even when I’m having nothing to do with riding.

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My Office and Build Queue

This is many years of projects and still more sensible than a boat, a drug habit, gambling, or even golf if you factor in lessons, etc.

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Eliel’s El Capitan Kit

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New Eliel Threads

The one is the back is the El Capitan kit. I need a really big ride to match the kit. The others are from the Sonoma collection.