Re: [CR]The Ultimate

Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti
From: "walter skrzypek" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]The Ultimate
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 11:40:21 -0400

------------------------------------------ My first real quality bike was a Bridgestone that my grandparent's purchased for me in the mid 80s. Crappy parts and terrible gunmetal grey color. Painted up to look like the most awesome machine by my father. I loved it. I wish I had it back! My next was a very enjoyable and reliable Schwinn Premis, 1988. A complete newcomer to the sport, I loved it also. Still miss it at times! Both on the brink of being too new, but extremely classic to me now.

Walt "not necessarily the ultimate, but very well remembered" Skrzypek



------------------------------------------ Walt Skrzypek Falls Creek, PA




&gt;Subject: Re: [CR]The Ultimate or...?

&gt;Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 11:30:19 EDT


&gt;lately, and I think that this is because I am neurotic and don't think that I

&gt;would date a supermodel even if they asked me (being unworthy of the

&gt;supermodelness, and all) I find myself more attracted to utilitarian bikes

&gt;rather than the glorious, exquisite one of a kind type things. e.g., I prefer

&gt;colnago supers to arabesques, dave tesch to ericksons. give me the simple



&gt;now I truly love and adore the look of hetchins, ericksons, arabesques those

&gt;crazy circe wiegles and all of that, but since I ride so much (not athlete

&gt;ride, just ride--commute, store runs, country rides, etc.) I start to weep if

&gt;I have to lean something like my eisentraut signature A against a lamp post,

&gt;and this goes for your bike, too, mr. e-richie. again, maybe this is neurotic

&gt;of me, and it is, but I guess what I am saying is that there is something to

&gt;be said for the workingman's bike, if not the workingman's dead.


&gt;color me woody guthrie.


&gt;ricky garni