[CR]re: To ride or not *Ramble Warning*

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To: classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@mac.com>
Subject: [CR]re: To ride or not *Ramble Warning*
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 21:07:43 -0400

Well, I wanted to stay out of this discussion. Not because I don't find it interesting, but because it's about me. ;^)

I finally did get the Cinelli track bike I've been lusting after. Late '60's, yellow, scratches and dull chrome, but straight. I'm going to be racing this at Trexlertown next year. I saved it from being a "hanger queen".

I went to the US Cycling Hall of Fame last week on my birthday. Got to touch Major Taylor's bike, and examine the six-day track bikes. Last year on our vacation, we went to the Pedaling History Bicycle Museum (East Aurora, NY) and the Lantern ride around Goat Island at Niagara Falls. I'm also in the Wheelmen, the antique bicycle club. The museum in Ohio is The Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen. http://www.bicyclemuseum.com/

I'm watching Speed channel and they're showing the 50th Annv.fly-in at Oshkosh with B-17's P-51's and P-38's I've got several books and models of the P-38, it was kind of a hobby thing (I'll be putting them on ebay soon).

About pricing new vs. classic? American Cyclery in San Francisco has Cinelli Super Corsas, a classic lugged frame, in different builds including Nuovo Record and Super Record besides the "10" groups. http://www.americancyclery.com/CINELLI/kitspecs.html

I'm a BOB, too. Also on touring, tandem, fixed-gear, framebuilders, icebike, and velodrome lists. I'm getting to prefer a fixed gear...

Roy "old fart" Drinkwater Lititz, PA

p.s. I'm not going to be able to have a fall ride from my house, but I'll have a get-together booth at the Trexlertown swap meet at 12 Oct.