Re: [CR] 2nd Annual Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival- this Sat!

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Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 14:49:59 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR] 2nd Annual Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival- this Sat!

Thanks for posting that Tim, This year is shaping up to be much more populated ... more people and a lot more bikes.

Peter Naiman is coming in from Wisconsin, bringing several of his Hetchins, and perhaps a refinished 1938 Anglo, still undergoing work.

Greg Parker and Bicycle Classics will be there with a few examples of pre-war track iron, and lots of NOS goodies, both consumable (like brake lever hoods, bar tape, freewheels etc.) and non-consumable (like NOS Campagnolo, MKS, etc. components).

In addition to those mentioned above, other bikes expected to be on display or being ridden on the track: 1974 Schwinn Paramount Track - robin's egg blue early 1960s Legnano Pista - Legnano green 1959 Olmo - first gen Campagnolo cranks 1982 Poccianti - tricolore 1975 Colnago Super - pantographed 1981-2 Eddy Merckx with Super Record 1970s Norco Monshee Magnum Track - Canadian with long lug points (a CCM company, I think) 1960s or 70s Lygie Jr. - child's road racer 1973 Colnago Super - green, pantographed / milled 1984 Torpado SLX with special components 1977 Raleigh Professional - blue mink 1984ish Trek 660 - celeste 1970s Torpado Pista 1973 Schwinn "Pino-mount" Track - Pino Morroni modified Paramount frame 1980s Colnago Profil CX - full chrome with all black Super Record 1980s Colnago Mexico with HERMANN decals 1980s Guerciotti Pista - pantographed, special Campagnolo components 1960 Avanti Track - beautiful blue anodized Altenburger hubs, Stronglight, etc. 1960s Schwinn Paramount road bikes - one purple, one blue 1982 Colnago Super - un-built, brand new Mark Bolish refinish in black 1955 Flying Scot Road/Path Racer c.1900-1910 road bike (name not known) 1980s Cinelli SC with C-Record 1990 Barry Riopelle - Detroit KOF with flanged lugs, and gorgeous flip-flop Mark Bolish paint job ...and many others not listed.

Some of the bikes or frames mentioned (and some that were not mentioned) will be for sale! The swap meet should produce lots of bits, jerseys, wheels, and goodies .. large and small.

Vintage bikes will abound on the velodrome, including some informal time trial competition (watch me get beaten by Tim P. at the Flying 200m); but not all will be going super fast ... most will just be riding to enjoy. If you want to ride the track but don't have a track specific bike (required), they have (modern) rentals there for just $5! Bring your shoes with SPD cleats, or failing that, bring your shoes and preferred pedals. Swapping them out is easy and quick.

A full Saturday of fun, beginning at 12pm ... come out if you can!

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield, Michigan, USA ~ ~ ~

Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2010 11:25:14 -0400 From: Tim Potter <> Subject: [CR] 2nd Annual Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival- this Sat!

A last minute note for those of you in Michigan or driving distance, pls. consider coming:


2nd Annual Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival July 3, 2010

The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park - Rochester Hills, Michigan is proud to announce the 2nd year of this ground-breaking event.

The Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival is a show, ride and swap meet bringing together vintage track and road cycling enthusiasts from around the country. Vintage bikes in multiple categories are invited, covering a full century of cycling. The swap meet will feature amazing collections of both retro and modern cycling gear. Look for that one-of-a-kind part at The Americane'!? The show and display will give browsers and enthusiasts a chance to connect over vintage cycling equipment and bicycles of every kind. Get your tubular tires glued-up and ready for riding those classic track bikes on the velodrome!

Some photographic highlights by Tim Potter from 2009 ... the first annual: This event coincides with some of the highest level, most exciting velodrome/ track racing in the nation, the UIV / NAS-Track International 3 Day Series!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 10 AM: Track opens - Track 101 classes start. FREE to first timers! Required for beginners and those who haven't ridden a steep-banked track or haven't ridden track in a number of years; depending on turnout, this class may be repeated. (Modern loaner bikes are available, and are also FREE to first timers!) Noon: Check-in/registration and setup. Noon - 5 PM: Vintage track riding and events, by availability and skill of participants. (Be sure to bring your own helmet and SPD shoes if you're planning to use a loaner bike) 2 PM: Swap meet & show begins. Continues through the evening. 5-7:30 PM: Clear the track for NAS-Track International 3 Day race prep & warm-ups 7:30-10 PM: UIV / NAS-Track International 3 Day racing, with vintage track exhibition during race breaks.

COSTS: * Swap meet and show are FREE for display, vendors and viewers - but donations to the non-profit Velodrome Fund to help with operational expenses & maintenance are most welcome! * Track riding is FREE, special for this event (normally $10 for returning non-members). * Bike rental is $5, also specially priced for this event (normally $10 for returning non-members). * Entry fee to Bloomer Park is $5 per car (it's a Rochester Hills city park).

Contacts: Mark Agree, Dale Hughes, International Velodrome at Bloomer Park:? Facebook:

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