Re: [CR]re: ebay outing: gios super record..sad

(Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley)

Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:19:23 -0600
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]re: ebay outing: gios super record..sad
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> Brian, I truly respect your opinion and for the most part I agree with you,
> but I do believe there are some unaddressed shades of gray here.

> I am one of those folks who feels sadness and anger when I see a clean
> all-original classic parted out. I am one of those folks who loves the ride of steel
> and the visual appeal of a lugged frame. But I am also one of those folks
> who loves new components, at least on my everyday rider...

I like the new components -- those that I've ridden -- but still ride my "vintage" kit because I can't really afford the new components I like. I bought top-of-the-line stuff 20-25 years ago and it still hasn't worn out, so why replace it? :-)

The newest bike in my stable is a Trek mountain bike I bought for my daughter last year. After that is a frame I built about 12 years ago and fitted with older components from my parts boxes.

On group rides in this area, I almost always am riding the oldest bike in the group. There's no "vintage ride" group here, and some of the more racer-oriented groups are downright snotty about older bikes at times.

John (
Appleton WI USA