"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
> 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
> 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)