Thanks to Brian and everyone else for that matter for their compliments, and for the invite to this years Cirque. Much as I would like to come across, I doubt it will be this year - I'm only in year three of moving away from nose-to-the-grindstone "employee" status to "permanently worried" LBS owner. (most LBS owners past & present will recognise the signs) or as the saying goes here - I've got short arms and deep pockets......:-)
Brian, you are more than welcome over here should you ever get the chance to come across. I'm sure there would be plenty opportunity to reminisce about bikes and Keith Moon's last two concerts as part of The Who prior to his Death. Now there was a Premier drum kit collector.............Classic content ? what more can I say.
While we are on a roll with Flying Scot's, two items mentioned in recent postings prompts me to ask two related questions again.....
I've heard from a countryman in the US who has one maybe two Flying Scot's that were allegedly part of an order for six for use by the U.S.A. Cycling team at the Olympics in 1960.... Can anyone do anything to help me verify this ? does anyone have any contemporary articles or photographs of the actual bikes used. They were used by some of the British team at this and other Olympics but it's the first I've heard of a USA team involvement.
Fellow list person Mary Lanphier's parents have two Flying Scot's that were imported to the US via the late Mike Walden and his Continental Bike Shop in Detroit in the late 50's..... Is there anyone on the list an ex-employee or friend of Mike or have knowledge of the shop from the late 50's / early 60's ?
The Edgar Wallace in me, has me thinking that there might actually be a connection here between Mike Walden (He did coach US Olympic riders ?) and the importing of the six Scot's.........
Any help would be much appreciated.