Lou didn't tell the whole story either. When I came back to classic bikes after a 25 year absence to pursue other interests (several degrees and an obsession with English motorcycles and other diversions) I knew nothing of classic bikes. I had never heard of a Masi or most other things discussed endlessly among bicycling enthusiasts. In the day, for me, a Peugeot PX-10 was the height of exotic. Somehow, Lou began advising me on bike things. He never was smug or condescending even when my ignorance must have appalled him. He and folks like Mark took me under their wings and always made me feel welcome in their community. He has helped me through a number of purchases and been a constant friend and advisor in his many areas of expertise. It is not just for his immense wealth and movie star good looks that Lou is famous. He is noted mostly for his great generosity.
See, without Dale here we can slip in an atta-boy, too. Now about the long arm C-Record derailleur I just bought, never knew there was such a thing until I saw this one...