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Old 08-15-18, 07:48 AM
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French Fender Day 2018

Last year's event was fantastic. Bike porn, great people, better food and drink than this. Last year an all-star lineup of framebuilders attended: Mitch Pryor, Brian Chapman, Johnny Coast, Jamie Swan, and, of course, the Grand Poobah and host hisself, Mssr. Peter Weigle.

I plan on flying out again this year. Who else is planning on going? Date: October 6 Place: Lyme CT Peter hasn't put out the announcement yet, but I know that these things require some advance planning to attend, especially if you're not somewhat local.

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Please explain. Is this a French Holiday, a trade show featuring French Fenders, or what? And why is it in Connecticut?
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Please explain. Is this a French Holiday, a trade show featuring French Fenders, or what? And why is it in Connecticut?
Click on the links above, all will be explained.
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I’m there!

These events are always a treat - looking forward to bumping into you again gugie, and any others from the C&V crowd.
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October 6 is one month away. I've got my airline tickets purchased, bike rinko'ed, travel case test fitted. I've ridden a bike on the road twice since my recent mishap, no issues outside of lost form, so I'm riding more to get ready for a Tour De French Fender Day Redux

@Sir_Name has posted that he's going. I've PM'ed and emailed others. Who else wants to fess up?
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@greg3rd48 and I are making plans to ride over from my place similar to last year. We’re hoping to make it in time for the group ride this time.

@Vonruden , is this your year?
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Am I the only one not seeing any names (screen or otherwise) in the above two posts, or is Sir_Name simply ribbing gugie?
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@greg3rd48 and I are making plans to ride over from my place similar to last year. We’re hoping to make it in time for the group ride this time.

@Vonruden , is this your year?
I'm hoping to make it, need to check on some work stuff. If I do, would love to ride with you guys.
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He did mention me but the name didn't show up. How odd! And I will be there with certainty and we plan on making the group ride.
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Am I the only one not seeing any names (screen or otherwise) in the above two posts, or is Sir_Name simply ribbing gugie?
the mobile app is screwed up, so if a name is tagged with an "@", it doesn't show. Desktop shows the name.
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Am I the only one not seeing any names (screen or otherwise) in the above two posts, or is Sir_Name simply ribbing gugie?
I never see names while viewing on android.
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I'm planning to attend. The draft plan is to drive uppa on Friday morning to roll a few miles on the Farmington Heritage Trail. Then bunk down somewhere that night, hava great breakfast then attend FFD. After that, back in the car and drive out to the Cape to ride the CCRT on Sunday. Then blast back down I95 to Pennsyltucky
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I'm hoping to make it, need to check on some work stuff. If I do, would love to ride with you guys.
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I'm planning to attend. The draft plan is to drive uppa on Friday morning to roll a few miles on the Farmington Heritage Trail. Then bunk down somewhere that night, hava great breakfast then attend FFD. After that, back in the car and drive out to the Cape to ride the CCRT on Sunday. Then blast back down I95 to Pennsyltucky
Great. Send a PM if any interest in riding over from the New Haven area Saturday morning. Shooting for an early start and quick bite along the way. There are also a couple group rides out from Peter’s shop in the morning that would be an option.

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the mobile app is screwed up, so if a name is tagged with an "@", it doesn't show. Desktop shows the name.
That's not the problem; I don't use a mobile app for my BF fix generally. Not visible in Firefox, but visible in Safari -- go figure.

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If I can make it, can only bring two....tough choice. Definitely the green Weigle, leaning towards the black 650b Alex Singer.







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I don't why but when I saw the thread title, my immediate thought was Fender guitars with names like Fifi and Mimi.
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If I can make it, can only bring two....tough choice. Definitely the green Weigle, leaning towards the black 650b Alex Singer.
With your quiver of bikes, you can randomly grab two and you can't go wrong.

Would love to meet you and whatever two dates you bring.
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I don't why but when I saw the thread title, my immediate thought was Fender guitars with names like Fifi and Mimi.
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At this point in time (which is to say, now) my sweetie and I are planning to be there. Our intent is to bring four French bikes, the tandem and my three solo bikes, but I'm also thinkin' there might be so many nice bikes I needn't bother. If there is a ride we will likely go on it with the tandem, if we arrive in time. Mind, there is a chance I may have to attend unattended, if you take my meanin', in which case the tandem will not be ridden. I can offer a bike or two for anyone who needs one, providing of course that you can ride a 58-ish cm frame.
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Does the bike have to be french, or do the fenders, or what?
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