Re: [CR]check list for classic bike maintenance: fear of going the way of the dodo


Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 19:15:58 -0700
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Joseph Bender-Zanoni <jfbender@umich.edu>
Subject: Re: [CR]check list for classic bike maintenance: fear of going the way of the dodo
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As usual Chuck is a font of wisdom.

So the list for post 1960 instantly reduces to the biodegradable- Brake hoods and Campionato Del Mundo setas. Unfortunately my freezer is not stocked.

Tonight I'll wince ripping the cracked crumbling Vittoria half hoods off the Pestmann levers. BC has to find some more of those!

Joe

At 03:36 PM 5/22/01 -0800, Chuck Schmidt wrote:
>RGarni2706@aol.com wrote:
>>
>
>> as for my bikes, I would like to continue to ride them all. has their been a
>> discussion in the group (that I perhaps might have missed) about what
>> components I/we should stockpile (perhaps too strong a word) to make even
>> bikes as late as '74-'85 useable for our (maybe our children, if they aren't
>> naughty) lifetime?
>
>No need to stockpile parts as they are available from the guys who
>stockpiled the parts when they were young and the parts were current.
>These guys stopped riding decades ago and have no use for the stuff; in
>other words free to whoever will take it off their hands.
>
>The reality is that most bikes never get ridden more than a year or two
>in the owner's lifetime. Think about the ratio of bikes sold in the
>last hundred years to the miles ridden!
>
>Chuck Schmidt
>South Pasadena, California