[CR]Another V-Day Story


Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique
From: "Stephen Barner" <steve@sburl.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <CATFOODn7J95K7aI4z900002150@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 05:18:47 -0500
Subject: [CR]Another V-Day Story

Back in '78, a young woman came into the shop just before 5 to purchase toe clips for her new mixte Schwinn LeTour. She was a a recent graduate of the local nursing school and had been working nights. She didn't know we closed at 5, and came in after sleeping all day. Since she was too groggy to object, I offered to install the toeclips for free in the shop parking lot. Of course, that gave me the opportunity and leverage to ask her if she wanted to go for a short ride (so I could help her with her technique, of course), and that led to the further opportunity to ride past a local ice cream shop. You have to sit under a shady tree to eat ice cream, which provides the opportunity to ask the pretty girl out to dinner...

To make a long story story short, we got married a year later. I still have the '77 Paramount I was riding that day, she still has the '78 Paramount I bought her a year later to replace that concrete LeTour, we are still married, and she is still drop-dead gorgeous. I, on the other hand,...let's not go there.

Steve Barner, who just scored a '74 Raleigh Professional in Bolton, Vermont, where the thrmometer reads 24 below zero.