Re: [CR]CR History

(Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck)

Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 15:04:33 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]CR History
References: <48308ED121543341B75ED22E4DF577B80FF5CE@mlsswn02p.WAS.INT.IMF.ORG>

Wayne Bingham wrote:
> (cut)
> Just before I left for NC, I got an interesting email. The writer
> stated that he had seen my member profile on the Vintage Bike Source web
> site, and was wondering if I'd be interested in selling the Gios I had
> listed among the bikes I owned. What the write had failed to notice was
> that the VBS site was last updated in March of 1997! I'm still amazed
> that it's still there. It did, however, stir some great memories. VBS
> is where I first me Dale (electronically, that is), when I posted an
> inquiry seeking info on a Stan Pike frame I owned. Dale responded, and
> he was the only other person I had met (at the time) that had heard of
> Stan Pike. The rest is history and a cherished friendship. Oh, and I
> sold the Gios at the first Cirque I attended.
> Yes, the VBS site is still sitting there in cyber-space. Frozen in
> time. The member directory is 19 people long. Chuck Schmidt is member
> #3. Dale Brown is #8, I'm #11, Lou Deeter is #19. I'm sure some of the
> others are also lurking on the CR list. What a time capsule.(cut)

Wow, what a time trip! Can't believe the site is still up at: (mapped)

Funny to read my entry seven years ago (only 40 bikes???): Member #3 (joined 15 May, 1996) Chuck Schmidt

My bikes: Oldest is 1897 Duquesne fixed gear road racing bike with thin-wall over-sized steel tubing. The newest is a Team Motorola Eddy Merckx that Andy Hampsten raced on in Europe in 1992 (incidently also constructed of thin-wall over-sized steel tubing). In between these two, I have maybe 40 bikes.

Interests: Road racing bikes of any period (prefer actual team bikes). I really only collect bikes my size (approx. 56 cm. center to top) because I ride everything I collect. I have been involved with reproducing catalogs and books on vintage racing bikes under the name Vélo-Rétro, along with T-shirts, pictures of famous racers and postcards. My wife and I are also collectors of anything (yes, anything) pertaining to racing bicycles of any era.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California (reprints, Campagnolo Timeline and T-shirts)