Re: [CR]Hmmmm, I thinking... what a cool bike... never heard of it?!

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Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 18:16:29 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: "Guy Apple" <cinelliguy@earthlink.net>
To: LouDeeter@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Hmmmm, I thinking... what a cool bike... never heard of it?!


Agreed Lou, that story and image are fantastic!

Guy Apple Sunnyvale CA

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>From: LouDeeter@aol.com

>Sent: Jun 28, 2007 5:39 PM

>To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

>Subject: Re: [CR]Hmmmm, I thinking... what a cool bike... never heard of i
t?!

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>Chuck has had many, many contributions to the list over the years, but thi
s

>post, with the picture, is one of his top posts, in my opinion. The daug
ht

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>can care less about the bike, she is looking at the camera and Mom. Chuc
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>can care less about he camera, he is looking at the bike. Priceless. N
ot

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>only a Mario Confente bike, but Mario Confente. Thanks Chuck. Lou


>Deeter, Orlando FL

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>chuckschmidt@earthlink.net writes:

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>> Life changing moment seldom caught on film...

>> http://www.velo-retro.com/confente76.jpg

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>> Here's the exact moment that pretty much changed my life at 31 yearsÂ
 

>> of age.

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>> Summer 1976, Griffith Park road race, Los Angeles California... my 

>> wife Sherry is taking a picture of our six year old daughter ChristaÂ
 

>> as the three of us spectate the race.  I've been riding half a year
, 

>> lost around 25 pounds, wearing a cotton Cool Gear jersey and matchingÂ
 

>> hat (no helmet, nobody owned a helmet), nylon Kucharik Helanca 

>> shorts, nylon Adidas Super Eddy Merckx shoes and riding a mink blueÂ
 

>> '74 Raleigh Pro Mk. something or other with full Campy that I'm 

>> pretty proud of.

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>> I'm glancing over at a white and yellow bike with a name I've neverÂ
 

>> heard of and the thing takes my breath away!  The closer I look, th
e 

>> more amazing details there are to see!  I literally can't take my
 

>> eyes off the thing!  The decal says "Confente" and the guy bending
 

>> over to clean the gravel out of his cleats is a guy I've never evenÂ
 

>> heard of before, Mario Confente.

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