Re: [CR] To Ride or Not to Ride


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Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2000 16:27:09 -0800
From: John <bikehunt@pacbell.net>
Subject: Re: [CR] To Ride or Not to Ride
To: Andrew Gillis <apgmaa@earthlink.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Cc: jon@icetv.co.nz
References: <B6507589.189F%p6man@home.com> <000801c05dc9$205f4ca0$cff5d03f@apgmaa>


"It now stands in the second bedroom as a beautiful testimonial to some of the best times I've had in my life."

How can your bear not making more memories with that bike??

John Dunn in Napa Valley


----- Original Message -----
From: Andrew Gillis
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Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 12:06 AM
Subject: Re: {ClassicRend]To Ride or Not to Ride



> To Ride, or Not To Ride (that is the question!)
>
> I think that the ideal situation is to have one vintage bike as a trophy
> piece, and another to actually ride and enjoy. I have this situation,
> although I didn't plan for it to work out that way.
>
> My trophy bike is a 1979 Pinarello Treviso, outfitted with NOS Campy SR 7.
> I restored this bike (thanks to Joe Bell) after 60,000 miles of riding over
> 13 years, which included five double centuries. It now stands in the second
> bedroom as a beautiful testimonial to some of the best times I've had in my
> life.
>
> My working bike is a 1990 Tomasso, which I put together this year from
> mostly used Campy NR 7. I use this bike as my "short ride" bike and I also
> take it on vacations. Fun tasks in the assembly included getting a set of
> Campy NR crankarm refinished by stripping off the anodizing, hand polishing
> them, and then getting them reanodized. (I did this to remove the excessive
> but not brutal toe strap wear.) I enjoy the stealthy quiet ride of this
> bike, and I also get an occasional second look from other cyclists when on
> the road.
>
> So, what project will you consider next?
>
> Andrew Gillis (in foggy Long Beach, CA)