Old 06-13-19, 11:14 PM
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Bikes: Ron Cooper touring, 1959 Jack Taylor 650b super touring tandem, Vitus 979, Joe Bell painted Claud Butler Dalesman, Colin Laing curved tube tandem

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I rode my very hilly commute (up from the lake, past the university on the hill, down to the river, then up to the bluffs) in Burlington Vermont once on a DL-1 with rod brakes. And never again. I went through half a set of brake blocks (rust on the rims wore them down I think), and barely avoided being run over by a cement mixer. The three-speed was surprisingly adequate however. That bike got sold rather quickly - to a flatlander!!
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