In a message dated 10/5/2003 6:55:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: Maasland had some astounding examples of track bikes from the thirties through the sixties. Other bikes of interrest for this group were the following: a nice Roberts touring bike, a very good example of a Windsor Pro, a Marononi track bike, a curved seattube Paramount, a Batavus track bike (I never could find the seller of this to discover how much he wanted for it), Sam had a neat fifties or sixties Frejus chome track frame (that might also have been at last year's Cirque), a member picked a beautiful example of Raleigh Pro from the seventies, and others that I have now forgotten. There was also, I thought, certainly enough vintage parts to keep me wandering around until almost the end.
All in all, a very worthwhile trip for me.
Tom Hayes Chagrin Falls, Ohio Tom Good report Sorry about the weather, too. I think I am a bit to blame. At 4:15 when I was about tho leave, it started gettin foul. I reached into the van and jettisoned the portable solar oven I was going to use to bake a couple of potatoes and heat my macaroni. I thought at the moment I was being pessimistic and that there'd be a payback. I should have been more positive!
The Batavus track bike owner was seen by one of my employees (John Davis, who had a shop in the DC area in the early 80's and had an appreciation before startuing to work for us)
He said the guy was a bit less than chalant about selling it and could not get a price.
I was happy to see John Schubert, a walking encyclopedia and one of the nation's greatest bicycle journalists. He's got some great historical insights and Harvey and I are looking to get him to Cirque as a speaker. He traveled to our 10th anniversary of the Mt Airy shop and spoke a few years ago.
Thanks to all who made the event tolerable in light of the lack of light.
I missed Jill and Karen, who make up about 40% of their group on our list.
Jill had a charity ride to wrench and I forgot what happened to Karen, probably skirmishing with her muskets or scaring her pet snakes playing with bikes and rifles.
See y'all at the next one.
Mt Airy, Md