I would like to thank all the list members who attended our little get-together at The Recyclery- Dale, Rich, John, Mike, Wayne, et al- it was great to put a face to the names! Best in Show definitely went to John Seiver and his all-chrome 70's Paramount track bike, which looked like it had just been un-packaged.....a close 2nd to George Ramos and his pristine Bianchi 'Superleggera', with it's totally trick factory panto package.
I finally made it to the NAHBS Sunday afternoon- lots of really cool stuff. My own personal faves- A) The Land Shark-built "Huffy" that Andy Hampsten rode to victory in the Giro d'Italia; B) the Brian Bayliss booth; C) Ed Litton's stunning 'Cambio Corsa' bike; D) the wonderful Peter Weigle 70's-style TT bike- drillium, huge chainring, tied & soldered wheels...straight out of the pages of 'International Cycle Sport'!; and, finally, my own vote for 'Best in Show'- the Rene Herse that Genevieve Gambillon rode to multiple National & World Championships. Except for the Herse stem & cranks, it looked like an early-70's 'boom bike'- crappy Huret steel derailleurs, Weinmann centerpulls....just proves that the most important part of all is DESIRE!
Offered to the list, the following bits & pieces- shipping included in the lower 48.
1) Ideale Mod.90 w/ alloy rails. Saddle is in good condition; lots of miles & patina, no tears, cracks, or crash marks. The alloy rails & cantle are in excellent condition- no cracks or corrosion. Clamp not included. The "STC" group sticker would tend to date it to the mid-to-late 70's...$145 2) NOS Edco-badged front & rear derailleur set- made by Simplex. I got these to put on a frame I bought, that disappeared once it hit US soil- don't need them anymore...$175/set 3)Titan 'Luxe' 95mm track stem, very good condition, minor pitting, $90 4)NOS Campy 'Gran Sport' (50's/60's) hi-flange hub shell, 28 hole. No axle, will work for road or track use...$50
More to follow; PayPal only please- I use my e-mail address for this.
Cheers, Larry Myers Portland, OR, USA
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