[CR]Second Gear in Durango

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2002
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 14:39:27 -0500
From: "Julian C. Westerhout" <juwester@indiana.edu>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <CATFOODxRydC3hSsxLt00001492@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Second Gear in Durango

On Sun, 23 Sep 2001 17:22:11 "Rick Chasteen" <rchasteen@kc.rr.com> wrote:
> While in Durango last week, I found a 3 Rensho road bike for sale at a =
> place called Second Gear: they sell used sports equipment. Sorry, I =
> don't have the phone number.
> The bike is a 56 c/c, I think, and is that dark metallic blue/purple in =
> color particular to Renshos. The frame has some rust at the brake cable =
> guides on the top tube and the paint is scratched and marred in places. =
> The decals are there, but starting to peel. It has a Dura Ace gruppo =
> (7400?) that appears to have had much less use than the frame. Rims are =
> Arc en ciel with worn tires and appear to be of little value, as are the =
> seatpost, saddle, stem and bars. I noted no crash damage.
> This is definitely not a showpiece, but at the $300 asking price (offer =
> $200-225: it's been there for a while) it's a definite buy. If it were =
> a 57 or 58 I would have bought it in a heartbeat.

Second Gear is located at 600 E 2nd Ave., Durango, Co 81301. Their phone number is (970) 247-4511. As a former Durango resident (now living in Bloomington, IN) I can vouch for these folks. Peggy, the owner/manager, is a great person, and in my dealings with them (both selling and buying) I was very satisfied.

For what it's worth, Rick's post and Larry's that preceded it gave me a bit of a nostalgia wave. I was lucky enough to work for Larry at College Park Bikes in the 1980's, and lived in Durango for most of the 1990's -- so these two messages were sort of like old home week.


Julian Westerhout

No relation, etc.