Yo! All you hoarders or those that married well, help a brother out?
Still hoping to find some small parts to get the Olmo Special on the road. Needed: Universal 61 straddle cable saddles - or yokes - and the "correct" bolt and nut for the seat post collar.
Also for the 'other' Olmo, a Cinelli stem in 100mm with the newer logo.....model 1E? Not sure of model numbers between the 1A and the 1R.
I haven't hoarded enough to trade parts, so I will trade money. I'm not really fond of buying from e-bay auctions, so I really appreciate any help from you fellow listers.
I have begun to organize a local ride for us classic bike riders and have had a good response. To you who do this already; do you ride rain or shine through the winter? Maybe I'll get over it, but I am reluctant to ride my old beauties that don't have fenders in really inclement weather and I think others here in the county might feel the same. It gets pretty darned soggy around here and some of the back roads get muddy and rocky as well. I don't have a problem going out for a couple of hours on my more modern riders with fenders in the rain, but for some reason I am having problems imagining my old Cinelli or Olmo out in a downpour. Silly, eh? Thanks for any input on this.
As another year draws to a close I want to once again thank all of you for sharing your knowledge (now if I can get you hoarders to cut loose :-) ) At times the acrimony has nearly caused me to bail, but if we were all the same life would be pretty damm boring. I'm not quite as 'out there' as some of you frequent posters, and haven't contributed much, but I have established acquaintances that I hope will be face to face meetings one day, and been fortunate to do business with some of you. So without getting too maudlin I hope the best for you all in the coming year, and if any of you come through Sonoma County by all means look me up. The riding around here is spectacular most of the time, sometimes even when it's raining.
Jay (trying to get motivated to ride in the rain) Sexton Sebastopol, Ca*