Re: [CR]Re:was 1983?? Guess I'm looking for a new list...now pre shakedown ride frame prep


Example: Framebuilders:Masi

Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 06:24:33 -0600
Subject: Re: [CR]Re:was 1983?? Guess I'm looking for a new list...now pre shakedown ride frame prep
From: "Steven L. Sheffield" <stevens@veloworks.com>
To: Joe Bell <joebell@cox.net>, Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <003a01c32a5a$4e8702c0$0200a8c0@sd.cox.net>


on 06/03/2003 11:29 PM, Joe Bell at joebell@cox.net wrote:
> Steven wrote:
> e-RICHIE's gonna hate what I do to JB's paint job before
> the frame he builds me ever rolls on pavement.
>
> Steven,
> What ARE you gonna do to the paint job?
> I wanna know.

If I run true to form for every bike I've ever built up for myself, I'll have wrench slip and put a small chip in the paint ... as I did with both of my Rivendells (1 top tube, 1 seat stay), my Waterford track bike (chain stay), and my Cooper (down tube).

While never on purpose, it helps me get over NBS (new bike syndrome) really quick.

NBS defined: "I can't ride that bike, it's new and will get dirty!!!"

If a bike is not pristine, then there's no disincentive to ride it! <grin>

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