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Greenbelt
09-10-2012, 09:33 AM
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I've been having fun starting some research on the old factory era of the bike shop.

More pictures and historical notes here: http://www.proteusbicycles.com/history/

Dirt
09-10-2012, 10:14 AM
Very cool stuff. I remember showing up to races when I first moved here in 1989 and having people riding Proteus frames. I still see them around from time to time, but finding people that ride old steel is getting rare.

There are a core bunch of us on my daily commute that make sure to share appreciation for each others' historically significant rides. I actually got a little good-natured ribbing from a Bob this morning because I was riding my carbon wunderbike instead of something old, steel and/or fixed.

Great bit of history, sir. Thank you!

Dirt

Greenbelt
09-21-2012, 10:19 AM
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Bilsko
09-21-2012, 10:29 AM
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I've been having fun starting some research on the old factory era of the bike shop.

More pictures and historical notes here: http://www.proteusbicycles.com/history/

Does anyone around DC have any framebuilding courses? Flying out to Colorado to hang out with Yamaguchi for a few days is incredibly appealing, but its probably a little cheaper to find something around here...

ShawnoftheDread
09-21-2012, 11:33 AM
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When did the shop stop building frames and selling frame-building materials?

Greenbelt
09-21-2012, 12:15 PM
When did the shop stop building frames and selling frame-building materials?

Don't know when they stopped making Proteus frames, but I think it was in the 1980s. I've seen a couple posts saying that the last custom framebuilder in the shop was Yamaguchi, but Anthony told me the other day that there was somebody in there more recently -- I'll double check.