Re: [CR] "Bisbee Bike Brothel" - a put-off?

(Example: Racing:Jean Robic)

To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 13:26:47 -0800
From: donald gillies <gillies@ece.ubc.ca>
Cc: hmsachs@verizon.net
Subject: Re: [CR] "Bisbee Bike Brothel" - a put-off?


In article, Harvey Sachs <hmsachs@verizon.net> Writes:
> "brothel" just has too many unpleasant connotations in my mind to be
> used humorously. Too much history of exploitation and servitude. I
> can't imagine, for example, naming a shop "Greg's Gulag". or "Harvey's
> Harem for Bikes."
>
> More important to me, it just doesn't describe my relationship to my
> vintage bikes. My bikes are not just "rented" for a short time, but
> long-term relationships. I've had several bikes three decades or more.
> Each is cherished for its ride and for what it speaks about some
> specific aspect of the hobby. The '38 Paramount was launch year for a
> great product, and the JC Higgins/Sears with original Campag stuff
> duplicates my first 10-speed. The Serotta was the last of the lugged
> production bikes. Each has a story that means something to me.

You're absolutely right, Harvey! In my opinion, most of us love these old bike because they are cheap, and once you OWN them, they will give you years of faithful service, and you can TRADE them, and most of them are imported, and you can do whatever you want with them (powder coat them, take them apart, etc.), and so I therefore propose a FAR MORE meaningful name for Ken's new endeavor :

"Ken's Bike Plantation"

!!!

- Don :-( :-( Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA