Re: [CR]Vintage bike rides (in SoCal)

(Example: Framebuilding)

From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage bike rides (in SoCal)
References: <3DEBA34E.F12@adnc.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 11:57:37 -0700

Meanwhile, a hundred miles to the north...

At the Rose Bowl, we had seven show up. The usual suspects as they say, plus a nice couple from San Jose, Chris and Rosa (might have the names wrong) on a Schwinn gent and lady tandem. Being 22 miles inland from the Pacific, we had perrrrfect 70 degrees without that nasty ocean breeze ;)

Bikes included the above mentioned Schwinn tandem, plus Guerciotti, twin plate Masi GC, Chris Kvale, Colnago Master, and Peter Johnson.

As usual, at the Beantown coffee stop mid ride we came "this close" to solving the latest world crisis and of course talked of eBay and gossip on teh ;) players.

I was doing an inaugural ride on the metallic green Peter Johnson loaner. The bike was shown at the recent Velo Rendezvous frame builder's symposium Friday and show Sunday, but the frame now sports a complete "drillium" group drilled and milled with Frank Spivey's fixtures by Peter a couple of weeks ago. The frame was built in 1975 when Peter was 18 and the Spivey fixtures for drilling all the parts were made in the late 60s and early 70s. A shockingly beautiful bike with a wonderful ride courtesy of a 10 1/2" bottom bracket height and 17" chain stays.

Article on Frank Spivey and his drilled and milled parts (also some PJ quotes): http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/MagazineArticles/AsLightAsAir_1.jpg http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/MagazineArticles/AsLightAsAir_2.jpg http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/MagazineArticles/AsLightAsAir_3.jpg http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/MagazineArticles/AsLightAsAir_4.jpg

I'll get pictures of the bike and the Frank Spivey fixtures for the drillium up on my website...

Chuck Schmidt SoPas, SoCal

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