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    So, I am inspired....

    To post a few pics. "All the other kids were doin it!" Once again, thanks to JanMM for the tips.

    First of all, my ride. Been riding it now for ten years. I really can't say how many miles I've gone on this bike. I refuse to use a cycling computer.

    Gunnar3 by a glass darkly2008, on Flickr

    Steel please, thank you very much.
    ReynoldsPlease by a glass darkly2008, on Flickr

    My Retro Gloves. I have a few pairs. If there has ever been a better glove on the market, I'd like to know about it.

    RetroGlove by a glass darkly2008, on Flickr

    We need more of this.

    MadeInUSA by a glass darkly2008, on Flickr
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    I have heard of Waterford. You have a cool ride.

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    Waterford is a fine company, founded by Richard Schwinn. Besides the Waterford line, and slightly less expensive Gunnar line, they produce frames for Terry cycles.

    They stopped using Reynolds tubing though, and switched to True Temper. I don't think this is bad thing at all, but I have always been a little curious as to the reason. Constrained supply maybe?

    So, how does Gunnar ride? Nice! Damn nice!
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    Nice ride, but rules are, pictures of complete bike must be drive side. Oh, and what about the white garage door shot?
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    Waterford makes frames for Volae recumbent bikes, too.
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    Screw the rules. Nice looking bike. I like the crocheted back gloves. They give you that distinctive polka dot tan on the backs of your hands that tells everyone you are a cyclist.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Screw the rules. Nice looking bike. I like the crocheted back gloves. They give you that distinctive polka dot tan on the backs of your hands that tells everyone you are a cyclist.
    +1. Rules are for the 41. Nice pictures.

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    Great photos, looks like a great bike too! Thanks for sharing.

    Kinda reminds me of my GT Edge, also Reynolds 853 and almost the same color. Mine was built in Longmont, CO though, still in the USA! And mine doesn't have those cool mudguards either . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
    My Retro Gloves.
    They do look good but they're gonna stink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Screw the rules. Nice looking bike. I like the crocheted back gloves. They give you that distinctive polka dot tan on the backs of your hands that tells everyone you are a cyclist.
    Perhaps I should have included a just so there would be no mistaking my intent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
    I really can't say how many miles I've gone on this bike. I refuse to use a cycling computer.
    You, sir, are my hero. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
    They stopped using Reynolds tubing though, and switched to True Temper. I don't think this is bad thing at all, but I have always been a little curious as to the reason. Constrained supply maybe?
    True Temper is awesome tubing; my Rodriguez fixie is made of True Temper OX air-hardenable steel. It was made to be TIG-welded, tensile strength of close to 200,000 psi (3x stronger than the baseline 531), maintaining most of its strength after welding, losing none of its strength if silver-soldered into lugs. The only improvement is True Temper S3, which is thin OX, if you want a steel frame that's lighter than carbon fiber and still extremely strong. Rodriquez brags that it builds the world's lightest tandem, and it's made with S3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
    Perhaps I should have included a just so there would be no mistaking my intent.
    None needed. Clearly understood. Maybe I should have added a .
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    ... I like the crocheted back gloves. They give you that distinctive polka dot tan on the backs of your hands that tells everyone you are a cyclist.
    Most of my riding this year has been in the evening hours. And when it has not, I pull out the SPF 30 sunscreen. Keeps the polka dot tan to a minimum. The Polka Dot tan does have an advantage though: People think you have some sort of strange tropical disease, and they leave you alone.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigAura View Post
    They do look good but they're gonna stink.
    Oh, I remember the original Spencos. Stink? They just about moved around and talked!
    The big difference, is that these Spencos are machine washable. They are quite comfortable, but I'm sure they are made my some big, overseas producer, with a license to use the Spenco name.
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