Re: [CR]Not all good bikes go to heaven- Redux


Example: Component Manufacturers

Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:15:24 -0700
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
To: "Larry Myers" <curmudgeon1957@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Not all good bikes go to heaven- Redux
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> I see a lot of this sort of thing, here in Portland- thoroughbreds
> converted to more mundane uses. I am going to start an album of these, and
> will post links to it, from time to time.
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> Cheers,
> Larry Myers
> Portland, OR, USA

I've seen quite a few old thouroughbred racers in Tuscany converted to town bike duty. Fenders, racks, city bars, chain guards dual sided ratraps sans clips are standard fitment. I remember seeing an all Nuovo Record Cinelli whizz past in Sansepolcro in just such a state ridden by a very distinguished looking gentleman in loafers, trousers, jacket and tie. I remember thinking that 30 years earlier that gray haired guy was probably racing the same bike and now it's his daily transport. Even with the scratched paint and patina, could a bike be any luckier or have led a better existence?

Kurt Sperry
Bellingham WA
USA