Re: [Classicrendezvous] FS-"Bikelore"


Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 10:07:31 -0800
From: John <bikehunt@pacbell.net>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] FS-"Bikelore"
To: Jerry Moos <moos@penn.com>, OROBOYZ@aol.com
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <d0.e02ee45.275533a0@aol.com> <3A23E453.CB047580@penn.com>


There's nothing wrong with the book, I'm just not a racer and never have been. Reading anecdotes about obscure (for me) racers and their coaches, is a one time read for me. And no, Jerry, I don't have a photographic memory, but I can't imagine using this book for reference because none of the people I hang out with would have heard of these guys either. Also, my wife is going to divorce me if I bring one more book into the house without disposing of half the Library of Congress that's already here. It's like bikes. I'm now instructed to get rid of one BEFORE buying one, rather than the other way around. Besides, if I need to know something, I have your computer-like encyclopedic bike knowledge, right ;-)

John Dunn in Napa Valley


----- Original Message -----
From: Jerry Moos
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Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] FS-"Bikelore"



> Sure seemed like a keeper to me, but maybe John has a photographic memory and
> doesn't need to keep it for reference. (I have trouble remembering what I had
> for lunch yesterday.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Moos
>
> OROBOYZ@aol.com wrote:
>
> > In a message dated 11/28/00 2:58:11 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > bikehunt@pacbell.net writes:
> >
> > << New "Bikelore: Some History and Heroes of Cycling" (well, not new,read
> > once). $12.00 shipped. Contact offlist.
> >
> > John Dunn in Napa Valley >>
> >
> > In a message dated 11/28/00 2:58:11 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > bikehunt@pacbell.net writes:
> >
> > << New "Bikelore: Some History and Heroes of Cycling" (well, not new,read
> > once). $12.00 shipped. Contact off list. >>
> >
> > Ha!
> > Not a "keeper." eh?
> > I need to do a book (yeah, sure, in my spare time!) about hand crafted bikes
> > with tons of photos of the real thing, workshop pics of current masters &
> > their techniques, and studies of stylistic and design derivations (who did
> > fastback stays first, who used what kind of cutouts, etc.)
> > THEN you would keep it and go back over and over again to look and read it
> > again and again!!!!! (Is that the definition of Classic books?)
> >
> > Oh well, someday...........
> >
> > Dale Brown