Re: [CR]Re: Chucks' bike collection


In-Reply-To: <C2EF7256.582D%mdschmidt@patmedia.net>
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From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Chucks' bike collection
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 14:34:21 -0700
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


On Aug 20, 2007, at 1:31 PM, Michael Schmidt wrote:
> Chuck was being very modest about his bicycle collection. You just
> got a
> glimpse. While it is true that very few people get to see the
> collection in
> its entirety, we at BVVW do have a few connections in the intelligence
> community. The following link is a photo of Chuck Schmidt's Yacht
> that was
> taken by one of our spy satellites. We now know that Chuck's
> voluminous
> collection is kept on the high seas in a location that not even
> John Waner
> can get at.
>
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Mike-Schmidts-Bikes/
> Miscellaneous/bikebo
> at.jpg.html

Actually that's the foto from around the time of the first Velo Rendezvous event in 2001 and was the collection of "a famous far eastern collector" on its way to Pasadena for the Sunday show. I'd have to look it up to be sure, but I believe that he won the "most bikes transported the longest distance" award at that first Velo Rendezvous show (someone else won the "traveled the longest distance to attend award"... David Benson from New Zealand?).

More photos here: http://www.velo-retro.com/vr.html

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA USA http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)