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    Junior Member wgscott's Avatar
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    Greetings from Bonny Doon in the Santa Cruz mountains (CA, not Bolivia)

    I've been riding since I was about 10 (40 years), somewhat seriously for the last 32, mainly recreational, touring (West Coast US and in UK), and commuting. Finally took up mtn biking about 8 years ago. Haven't commuted (apart from combined car/bike commute) for the last 4 years. I've been mainly on the mountain bike since breaking my ankle badly in Jan 2013, in recovery mode. Mostly recovered now. New road bike on the way from a local custom bike and frame builder (Caletti), so I am here mainly to re-learn how to ride and maintain the stable of hobby horses.

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    Endangered Serotta Rider Lacumo's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF!

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    Junior Member wgscott's Avatar
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    Thanks. Only took me since july to get this far.

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    Welcome to BF!

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    Junior Member wgscott's Avatar
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    My Mtn bike:

    IMG_0376.jpg

    The commuter I don't ride much any more:

    IMG_0388.jpg

    note the generator hub:
    IMG_0393.jpg
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    Junior Member wgscott's Avatar
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    My ankle and the beasts who inflicted this:

    ankle_screwed.jpg two dogs.jpeg

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    Junior Member wgscott's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamhenry View Post
    Welcome to BF!
    Thank you!

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    Junior Member wgscott's Avatar
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    Here's a bike I no longer have, regrettably:

    90Trek520.jpg

    I gave it to the university bike co-op, and they refreshed it for someone.
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    Junior Member wgscott's Avatar
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    At the end of May, the stork delivered a new baby:



    It was built by John Caletti in my home town...

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    Cool looking bike.

    How's the ankle?
    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

    Viscount Aerospace Pro Trek 770 Cannondale Synapse

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
    And then you sprung this on us

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
    Cool looking bike.

    How's the ankle?
    Vertically stiff yet laterally compliant.

    Pretty much back to normal (at least for biking). Climbing a ladder or running is still a challenge. Thanks!
    Last edited by wgscott; 09-20-14 at 09:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campingkameron View Post
    And then you sprung this on us
    The tragedy here is I am too old and fat to ride it comfortably now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
    The tragedy here is I am too old and fat to ride it comfortably now.
    Well, how does its future look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by campingkameron View Post
    Well, how does its future look?
    The bike, or my mid-line? I bought it some Bianchi SPDs, new bar tape, tires and am looking for the original rubber hoods for the brakes. I also bought a big ugly adjustable handlebar stem which I could use instead of the Modolo (sp?) one, but I haven't tried it out. I have this fear of ruining the oeuvre, or whatever the Italian word is for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
    The bike, or my mid-line? I bought it some Bianchi SPDs, new bar tape, tires and am looking for the original rubber hoods for the brakes. I also bought a big ugly adjustable handlebar stem which I could use instead of the Modolo (sp?) one, but I haven't tried it out. I have this fear of ruining the oeuvre, or whatever the Italian word is for it.
    The Bianchi... That thing is stellar. Are you going to sell it?

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    I hadn't really thought about it. PM me if you are interested. I have an "emotional" attachment to it but I can't get the kids interested in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
    I hadn't really thought about it. PM me if you are interested. I have an "emotional" attachment to it but I can't get the kids interested in it.
    I don't think either of us can pm because of our low-post count. I am a college student, so I couldn't afford it. Your kids are saying "no" to the bicycle version of a Ferrari...

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    Quote Originally Posted by campingkameron View Post
    I don't think either of us can pm because of our low-post count. I am a college student, so I couldn't afford it. Your kids are saying "no" to the bicycle version of a Ferrari...
    I got it when I was a second-year grad student at Berkeley, and it cost me every last penny I had at the time.

    Where are you located in CA?
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