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To a vintage bike guy, happiness is.....

Old 04-18-17, 03:54 PM
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To a vintage bike guy, happiness is.....

A Campagnolo high flange hub glistening in the sun just before a spring ride!
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Old 04-18-17, 04:11 PM
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Nice. Next rainy day, I'm building these babies up:

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Old 04-18-17, 04:12 PM
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Taking the Colnago for a spring ride on a gorgeous day.
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...seeing the look on other roadies' faces as they ride in the opposite direction and see that you are riding vintage.
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The moment you finish a project and can't stop grinning.
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Saving an old, broken bike and bringing it back to glory.
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Saving an old, broken bike and bringing it back to glory.
this! captures the theme of my holdsworth recovery!!
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Saving an old, broken bike and bringing it back to glory.
This, especially when it was purchased for cheap and put back on the road with only a cleaning, lubrication, and a couple things from the spare parts stash.
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Old 04-18-17, 05:57 PM
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Low gears on an old classic for old legs while singing...

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Finding out that a green bike is every bit as fast as a red one.

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Passing a guy on a new Pinarello while riding the 91 Montello and saying "Nice Pinarello!"
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A vintage bike gal.
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....happiness is riding 130 miles over four days of excellent spring weather in New England, on a 40 year old Raleigh Pro Mk IV that delivers on every mile - no issues, outstanding comfort and takes on every condition thrown at it. Them Worksop designers really knew what they were doing.

Oh, and doing, roughly, 43.14159 of those miles with good C&V friends. Right, Jim?
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Finally getting to see my Le Tour II in pics on BF!
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Six in the family...working on finding the last two (Schwinn DX and Shelby Traveler).
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43 mph on my Pinarello.

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...a no-pic CL ad that says "Old Bike $50." And its a pristine 1960 Cinelli Super Corsa, in your size.
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Just looking at my C&V bikes, while working on them even though they don't need anything.

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...tearing down your latest n+1 and finding the stem, seatpost and bottom bracket cups aren't stuck.
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Getting on my first Lejeune bought 45 years ago and saying, "Hello old friend."
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The moment in a project you confirm that everything that should move does and that which should not does not.
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....finding an 'all original' classic!
In your size.
Owned by a former bike mechanic,
who hasn't ridden it much for years.
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For me nothing beats actually riding. But I do enjoy hanging out on BF too!
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