Re: [CR] Care of Vintage Bikes

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

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Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 22:27:13 -0700
From: "John D Proch" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Care of Vintage Bikes

I only take my vintage bikes to shops to show them off.

Best Regards, John Proch La Grange, Texas

________________________________ From: cmontgomery <> To: Louis Schulman <> Cc: Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2009 9:07:45 PM Subject: Re: [CR] Care of Vintage Bikes

> I can understand the feeling. But this brings up a question I have
> wanted to ask.
> Do people on this lists take their bikes to shops? I would think that
> working on your own bike was part of this hobby. I am 55, and I built
> my first bike from parts (including lacing the wheels) over 40 years
> ago. I have owned and built a lot of bikes since then, but have never
> had the occasion to take a bike to a bike shop.
> For those of you who do take your bikes to a shop, what do you have them
> do? What would you allow them to do?
> Just curious.
> Louis Schulman
> Tampa, Florida

I let them do the wheelbuilding for me nowadays. Primarily because I put in 12 hour days plus some on the weekend. Anything that takes time in either contracted out or put on the backburner.

Craig Montgomery