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    Senior Member tenordl's Avatar
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    About Time I Introduced Myself

    Since I just got promoted from "Newbie" to "Junior Member", I thought I'd better write a little intro. Since I just turned 67, it feels good to be called "junior" anything! I am retired from a few careers, from insurance underwriter to field engineer, and even an attempt at sales and a short stint as a bike mechanic while between better paying jobs. Working at the bike shop was the most fun by far, and I got to ride to work as well keeping me in better shape than I am now. My part-time job was as tenor soloist and section leader for my church and some local choral groups - hence my screen name of Tenordl.

    I bought my first really good bike when I was 15. Everyone thought I was crazy, as back then the normal thing to do was to abandon bikes and start driving cars at 16, but having been going on AYH (American Youth Hostels) rides, I was hooked on cycling and knew I would be keeping my new 8-speed French bike for a long time. In fact, I still have it! Bought used for $75 in 1955, the Chemineau is still very rideable, indeed, and even won a prize at the only bicycle show I ever went to. This past summer it won "Best French" bicycle in the Lars Anderson Bicycle Show held at the museum outside of Boston. The bike is interesting because Chemineau made the first commercially available derailleur and never changed the design for as long as they continued making bicycles.

    I never considered myself a collector, I just have a problem with throwing stuff away. I have included some of my bikes in the pictures below, but there are more waiting to be put back together or parted out, or something before my wife throws them out!
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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Hello tenordl, we've seen you in C & V, so now you will have to send your bike expertise out to some other, less enlightened forums. Those are stunning photos of the Hercules, by the way.

    Have you visited the 50+ forum yet, they have had some discussions about singing there. See especially some of DnvrFox's threads.

    We are happy to have you join us, and nice introduction, too.

    Welcome to BF (officially)!

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    Senior Member tenordl's Avatar
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    Thanks for the welcome. I meant to post the url for my Webshots page. It is http://community.webshots.com/user.tenordl, for those who may be interested in more pictures.

    I will check out the 50+ forum, sounds interesting!

    David

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    Freewheel Medic pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
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    David,

    And here I was giving you mechanical advice and you moonlighted in a LBS! Nice set of bikes, you must be tall. Like East Hill I cross post in 50+, but be prepared for the fictious Diego clan, they are there for pure fun. Also most folks over there like new bikes and not the classics like we ride. Enjoy.
    Bob
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    Dude has some nice bikes! Welcome!

    Did those waterbottles come with the Nashbar? Verily, I have never seen such things.
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    Senior Member tenordl's Avatar
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    Hi,

    Nothing came with the Nashbar, it was sold as a frame and fork. I had been wanting a racing bike for many years, never having had one, so when I saw a frame made with Columbus SL tubing on sale for a little over $200., I couldn't resist. My wife had already said I didn't need any more bikes, but she didn't say anything about a frame. I purchased a Campy Chorus Gruppo for it and built the wheels with Fiamme tubie rims. The water bottles said Campagnolo on them and were the "latest" thing, so I bought them. I'm not crazy about the aero look bottles, but I understand they have become something of a desirable collector's item.

    More recently, I upgraded the 12 speed set up to a 27 speed, using Campy again. It works great, and I really like the indexed shifter, to say nothing of the "Granny" gear for our New England hills. I also switched out the tubie rims for a set of Campy (what else?) clinchers, as I didn't want the hassle of re-gluing every year.

    David

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    Senior Member tenordl's Avatar
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    Pastor Bob,

    One can always learn from others, and I learned quite a bit about bent forks from my inquiry. In the shop it would have been replaced. As it was, the Hercules in question was brought into the shop and the owner decided to replace the whole bike. That's how I ended up with it!

    David

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