I finally edited, deleted and published a passel (passle?) of my pics from Portland. You are probably OD'ed by now of shots from this fabulous event but here are mine, some good, some not-so-good.
Best in Show?
Geez.? I would have to pick from (in no particular order):
- Bruce Gordon's ever so understated tour de force lugged ti bike - Mike Kone and Mark Nobilette's amazing neo Herse chrome touring bike. True to Herse's legend and awesome - Peter Weigle's stuff but I just love that 1970s Time Trial bike. - Richard's classy & subtle old Campy new framed bike ("neo-classic"?) - Brian's unpainted frame he is making for Kirk Pacenti - John Slawta's historical bike on which Andy Hampten won the Giro. - The vintagesque white Davidson with 531 looking 853 decals. - Mark Nobilette's masterful 'A' frame - Tony Piera's touring rando bike - OK, the Naked bike... really imaginative but not my personal cup-of-tea, but you have to give him big points.
and on and on....Holy mackerel, there were some significant bikes there!
The Recyclery party was great, some special bikes and fun folks.
And River City Bike Shop is amongst the coolest I have ever seen.
What a trip!
Dale Brown cycles de ORO Bike Shop 1410 Mill Street Greensboro, North Carolina 27408 USA 336-274-5959 http://cyclesdeoro.com http://www.classicrendezvous.com http://www.carolinacup.com http://www.greensborovelo.com http://www.bikegso.org http://nbda.com
-----Original Message----- From: Sarah Gibson <email@example.com> To: Dale Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com Sent: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 11:18 am Subject: RE: [CR]NAHBS party at The Recyclery
i really wanted to attend this party
and visit with you guys
tho i did have the chance
earlier in the week
to roll by n have a sneak peek
at the vintage bikes larry has stashed
at the recyclery
and get my paws greasy
picking out bits here and there
and larry was so gracious
with the use of a stand and some tools
and a tube
to repair the flat i picked up enroute
larry i truly apologize for missing yr event
but heres what threw me
**Saturday** SLAP DASH ALLEYCAT So you're framebuilders. This alleycat is a sloppy gumbo of framebuilding and street racing...and you're welcome to take either one as seriously or not-seriously as you want. Be prepared to read a map, use a hacksaw, cross bridges, and make the crappiest welds of your life. Checkpoints will be in basements and warehouses where local builders, including some freakbike builders, do their thing. Prizes for fastest and most creative. For those of you familiar with bikeportland.org, the start/finish location is where the bikeportland.org benefit party is going on.
Plan B, 1305 SE 8th St (not too far from the Convention Center) register at 7pm, ride at 8pm $5 to ride
a few of the pix in this set
(the ones after dark)
were during this event
it was an awesome time
the route covered much of the city
and got to meet some great local cyclers
along with interesting bikegeek basements n warehouses along the way
thought i might roll by afterwards
but we didnt finish until after 10p
and didnt roll towards home till after 2a
sorry it was a tough choice
but?this sorta race is right up my alley
my pals n i
dubbed the kc contigent
tho one now lives in pdx
won the dfl prize
a case of fat tire ale!
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well behaved women rarely make history _ride yr friggin?bicycle_ ?
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 11:05:35 -0500
> From: email@example.com
> Subject: [CR]NAHBS party at The Recyclery
> Thanks again to Larry and all the gang at the Recyclery. They have a great "scene" going on there. I have some good pics if I can ever get the time to get them published!
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, North Carolina USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 2:25 am
> Subject: [CR]Thanks to all; NAHBS, stuff for sale
> I would like to thank all the list members who attended our little
> get-together at The Recyclery- Dale, Rich, John, Mike, Wayne, et al- it was
> great to put a face to the names! Best in Show definitely went to John Seiver
> and his all-chrome 70's Paramount track bike, which looked like it had just been
> un-packaged.....a close 2nd to George Ramos and his pristine Bianchi
> 'Superleggera', with it's totally trick factory panto package.
> I finally made it to the NAHBS Sunday afternoon- lots of really cool stuff. My
> own personal faves- A) The Land Shark-built "Huffy" that Andy Hampsten rode to
> victory in the Giro d'Italia; B) the Brian Bayliss booth; C) Ed Litton's
> stunning 'Cambio Corsa' bike; D) the wonderful Peter Weigle 70's-style TT bike-
> drillium, huge chainring, tied & soldered wheels...straight out of the pages of
> 'International Cycle Sport'!; and, finally, my own vote for 'Best in Show'- the
> Rene Herse that Genevieve Gambillon rode to multiple National & World
> Championships. Except for the Herse stem & cranks, it looked like an early-70's
> 'boom bike'- crappy Huret steel derailleurs, Weinmann centerpulls....just proves
> that the most important part of all is DESIRE!
> Offered to the list, the following bits & pieces- shipping included in the
> lower 48.
> 1) Ideale Mod.90 w/ alloy rails. Saddle is in good condition; lots of miles &
> patina, no tears, cracks, or crash marks. The alloy rails & cantle are in
> excellent condition- no cracks or corrosion. Clamp not included. The "STC" group
> sticker would tend to date it to the mid-to-late 70's...$145
> 2) NOS Edco-badged front & rear derailleur set- made by Simplex. I got these
> to put on a frame I bought, that disappeared once it hit US soil- don't need
> them anymore...$175/set
> 3)Titan 'Luxe' 95mm track stem, very good condition, minor pitting, $90
> 4)NOS Campy 'Gran Sport' (50's/60's) hi-flange hub shell, 28 hole. No axle,
> will work for road or track use...$50
> More to follow; PayPal only please- I use my e-mail address for this.
> Larry Myers
> Portland, OR, USA
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