Re: [CR] Care of Vintage Bikes, was No Subject

(Example: Framebuilders:Cecil Behringer)

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Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 22:30:49 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CR] Care of Vintage Bikes, was No Subject

Louis Schulman wrote: Do people on this lists take their bikes to shops?

I have?only owned one new bike, an English 3 speed, given to me?as a?Christmas gift?when I was eleven.?After high school,?I?worked in a bike shop four years, then three more after military service. At sixty one, I've?owned?many since, and most arrived as a frame or?frameset such as my Paramount, my Austro Daimler Vent Noir, or the 20 year old off-topic?C'dale built from frame up and ridden on the AHT and C and O trails?this summer for a fully camping?loaded 250 miles.?The first question?everyone asked on my return: did you have any mechanical problems? (no, not even a flat.) On a recent extended family vacation,?of a dozen bikes at the cottage,?there was only one that I didn't have significant wrenching invested in.?To me, this is the fun of the hobby, way too much fun to share with a shop! But that's just me.

John Wilson

Greensburg, PA