[CR]T-Town Two Cents

Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente

From: EdVintage63@aol.com
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 08:48:21 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]T-Town Two Cents

A few impressions of my first Veloswap, where the rain thankfully stayed away. My brother Duncan and I got to meet several list members, and Tom Adams has already mentioned that Duncan picked up his Teesdale-built Cirus 7. I greatly admired Tom's Galli-draped Torpado, but also greatly value my marriage, or I would have been tempted to make an offer. Tom's Cinelli sweater was very admirable, too. Really enjoyed chatting with Walt Skrzypek, whose enthusiasm for on-topic topics is infectious (and also picked up a lovely Raleigh patch.) Walt's Flying Scot was probably my favorite bike of the day. Learned a bunch from Steve Maasland next door, who had a tempting assortment of Campy stuff, including some gorgeous hubs and was generous in dispensing his considerable vintage wisdom. Other nice bikes included a very OT Campy-equipped Tom Kellogg priced at $650 that thankfully was way to small for me at 49 cm; a baby-blue 70s track Paramount; the Frejus track bike that apparently was the property of Tom Hayes (lucky dog); a beautiful Raleigh Team bike in the famous team colors; a very pretty yellow/white RRA; a nice, un-decaled and repainted Strawberry someone got a good deal on; a gorgeous full-panto Colnago. I know I'm forgetting some -- maybe Duncan will fill in the blanks. Nothing to compare with the eighth-world-wonders at VR, but fun to look for the wheat amongst the chaff. Will definitely bring more spending cash next time (did pick up a Raleigh track frame I've posted about separately). On the way home, had a fun visit with Tom Kellogg at Spectrum and learned how they brazed up the old hi-ten Rosses, but that's not my story to tell.

Ed "Spent All His Cash in the First 5 Minutes and Had to Have His Brother Buy Him Lunch" Granger Lancaster, PA