I thought I should introduce myself since I hope some people here know the answer to an enduring mystery about one of my bikes. All of my bikes are vintage mostly because I haven't bought any new ones since the late '70s. No real reason to replace them, is there? Actually, if I don't get a new paint job on my racing bike, the top tube might rust through. My main bikes are a late '70s Viner, and a touring bike I made myself. I'm getting ready to finish the first frame I ever built back in '76 as a 3 speed commuter. My kids have learned not to be surprised when they find out how old some of my projects are.
I worked at Trek in the "red barn" days in the '70s, and I've always considered myself to be a framebuilder, although there are only a few bikes out there that I built outside of Trek (If you find a Trek with "EK" or "EEK" on the bottom bracket, I'd like to hear about it). I decided to get more serious about it just as the steel frame market hits another speed bump. Who knows how that will work out... But I have a torch again, and I'm obsessing about the stainless steel tubes you can get nowadays.
Here is my mystery track bike on velospace: