Duncan's custom Chris Pauley bike.
Here is his background story:
"From the mid 70s to the mid 80s, I was
owner/manager/sales, etc. of the Santa Barbara Bicycle
Works, an 800 sq ft bicycle shop at 829 Santa Barbara
St. Chris was one of my first employees. I was learning
about the bicycle business by the seat of my pants so
Chris was a great help."
"One day, Chris said he wanted to build bicycle frames so he
took a welding class at Santa Barbara City College. He
then asked if he could start building bike frames in the
back of the shop."
"Even though the place was small, I said 'sure'. The first
couple of frames were a disaster, but Chris kept at it
and built a frame that he rode. Some of the local bikies
and racers had him build their frames."
"I asked Chris to build me a frame and he said 'sure'. It was fun
working on the design together, what kind of tubing,
lugs, fork crown, etc."
"The frame is a combination of Reynolds 531 and Columbus SL chrome-moly
tubing. Back in the day, when I rode silks, it weighed
about 18 lbs. The frame is painted with DuPont Imron
which has held up pretty well over the past 30 years."
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