"Kahrl, Michael" wrote:
> Peter Kohler wrote:
> "Now let's me honest: how many of us say aged 17-21 ever rode let alone own
> ed a Masi or a Cinelli?"
> Right On! Which brings to mind something that has always bothered me. How
> did 19 year old Dave Stohler in the movie Breaking Away come to afford a f
> ully Campy Masi? I couldn't afford even a used Paramount in 1979 and I wa
> s gainfully employed as a naval officer at the time.
> Anyone here buy a Masi in high school with their paper route savings?
> Michael Kahrl
> Columbus, Ohio
I had an Sturmey 3-sp English Racer I rode to Junior High in the late 50s (a Christmas present). But it was too uncool to ride a bike to High School, so I walked until I got my Learner's Permit and drove a '58 VW with Trafficators (semaphore turn signals that flipped out from the pillars).
Ride or own a Masi or Cinelli at age 17-21? Hell, I was getting a Honda 90 and dreaming of a Honda Super Hawk at that age. Screw bicycles! Chicks didn't dig 'em then.
A theme for the next Le Cirque? How 'bout motorcycles from the 1960s?
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California