Re: [CR] How I Spent My Superbowl Sunday

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From: "ehbusch" <>
To: Angel Garcia <>, CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <>
References: <000301c984a2$ed231ec0$0500a8c0@T20JLangley> <> <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 09:53:35 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR] How I Spent My Superbowl Sunday

To say that only drunken rednecks are watching the Super Bowl is at best absurd and to bash all "rednecks as shallow cultured people" IMHO makes you an imbarrasment to society. Maybe makes me wish one of dem good ol boys gets you in his sight one day and sends you into da ditch...

Ed Busch
Stickin up for all the rednecks here in:
Vonore, Tennessee - USA

----- Original Message -----
From: Angel Garcia
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 11:55 PM
Subject: [CR] How I Spent My Superbowl Sunday

> What's the point of starting a post the way you did? It diminished
> everything that followed, whatever that was.
> Nice riding weather today in NJ but the roads were messy. 3 hours of
> riding
> and 1 of cleaning a steel bike.
> Angel Garcia
> Long Valley, NJ
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
> Date: Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 8:12 PM
> Subject: [CR] How I Spent My Superbowl Sunday
> To:
> Having gradually come to hate pro football over the years, I, like many
> other list members, look forward to doing pretty much the opposite of the
> majority of the population on this high holy day of shallow redneck
> culture.
> Many CR members are as I speak out on the remarkably uncongested roads
> enjoying the fact that the drunk rednecks are drunk in front of the TV
> rather than running cyclists off the road. We know more than a bit about
> that here in Texas.
> I took the opportunity t0 finish off my Romic Tourer in preparation to put
> it into service on my daily commute tomorrow morning. Some members had
> asked for pics when it was finished, so here it ss:
> As I said previously, the frame is clean and workmanlike, but far from
> fancy. I might not have bothered with such a frame had it not be built by
> the late and much lamented Ray Gasorowski, who I and several other CR
> members knew personally. But this is a good honest quality if
> unpretentious
> touring bike, just the sort of thing that Ray woud like, although he built
> some very high end stuff as well. Pretty sure this bike as I acquired it
> was
> a mostly original complete bike as sold by Ray in 1976. His choice of
> components, like the frame, emphasized good value over image.
> Original parts include the Tange HS, Sugino Might Tour crank and BB
> (altough
> I've changed rings to 50-34), Weinmann 500 calipers (now with Malthauser
> pads) with Diacompe levers (I trashed the suicide levers and added hoods),
> the Shimano Titlist GS derailleurs, and the original wheels, the
> woinderful
> Sanshin ProAm hubs with Araya 27" clinchers, now sod with Panaracer
> Pasels,
> 27 x 1 1/8 front and 27 x 1 1/4 rear.
> The ratcheted Suntour DT shifter have been replaced with ratcheted Suntour
> barends, which are IMHO the best shifters ever made with the possible
> exception of Simplex Retrofrictions.
> The too-short Nitto stem and unmarked GB radonneur bars were replaced with
> Nitto Randonneur (mod 135AA) bars and an unmarked Japanese 25.4 stem. The
> original pedals were a Japanese clone of Lyotard 45D, with the same very
> narrow width. I repleced them with MKS platform touting pedals and MKS
> steel toeclips.
> The saddle that come with it - probably not original - was a beat Mexican
> Unicanitor clone with a 26.4 post forced into the frame. It looks that
> the
> seatube was about 26.4, but Ray shimmed it down to 26.0, much like the old
> Cinellis were shimmed down to 26.2. No clue why. Used a Laprade-style
> Kalloy 26.0 with a new steel-rail Brooks Swallow. This was received from a
> CR member in response to my offer to trade a Ti Swift for a steel Swallow.
> Worked for me, hopefully for him as well.
> I've added necessary bits for touring/commuting. Zefal mudguards, these
> are
> nice and reasonably priced - I love Zefal. The chromed steel Wald rear
> rack
> which is maybe the biggest bargain in touring gear in the world.
> Off Topic battery lights. The front bag is Carradice, made for use with
> the
> Nitto rack that clamps to the bars. Been looking for years for a bike to
> use these on. Panniers are Carradice, Shopper right, Super C left,
> wonderful stuff.
> The seatbag could be Carradice from its look, but it is actualy Acorn
> Bags.
> Acorn is a two-person husband and wife company in California, who make
> classic canvas and leather bike bags. They make them all themselves by
> hand. They take orders on the first of each month until the orders equal
> their production capacity, then suspend orders until the next month.
> Recently, they've been filling their monthly orders in only a couple of
> hours. This stuuf is good and as classic as you can get. I was just
> barely
> able to get my order in this month for a newly introduced front bag which
> looks to rival Berthoud for quality and style.
> Regards,
> Jerry Moos
> Big Spring, Texas, USA
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