Re: [CR] Care of Vintage Bikes

(Example: Component Manufacturers)

Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 09:01:29 -0500
From: "Marty Eison" <meison01@gmail.com>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Care of Vintage Bikes


I support my LBS as much as I can, that means buying the majority of cables, tape, spokes etc. from them as well as using them for some repairs. I do most of my own work with the exception of things like facing dropouts and other frame specific work. I do rely on them when I'm faced with a particularly difficult problem, like a fixed cup that hadn't been removed in 30 years. I don't have a VAR BB tool, but my LBS does. I've seen all too many good shops go under, I may not be dropping 'big bucks' on bikes or components but I try to do whatever I can.

Marty Eison
Frisco, Texas