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Old 02-05-19, 10:21 AM
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Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what bike shop that is?
You know Japanese? Maybe a Nishiki ad?
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Old 02-05-19, 10:23 AM
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Wait everyone is staying on topic and talking about Linda Ronstadt and no one is discussing the fact that the brake cable is being run underneath the handlebars? WTF is happening to the C&V forum?
Thanks for ruining my day. Lol
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Old 02-05-19, 10:44 AM
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So 70's, and 80's, and 90's..... she brought it.

Her live stuff with Little Feat, Warren Zevon, etc is for the ages, she had a knack for connecting on stage with many other artists and sounding like she'd always been with that band. Lowell George said she was "a good listener." Which, from him, meant a lot.

Her Spanish album and the Nelson Riddle stuff showed her range.

She was a flat-out singer, all there was to it.

One of her early back-up singers had some good stuff, too: Nicolette Larson.
Really bad that Nicolette was taken from us way way too soon........
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Old 02-05-19, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Wait everyone is staying on topic and talking about Linda Ronstadt and no one is discussing the fact that the brake cable is being run underneath the handlebars? WTF is happening to the C&V forum?
And those center pulls are not even connected up...
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Old 02-05-19, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
Thanks for ruining my day. Lol
Just trying to stay on topic here,

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And those center pulls are not even connected up...
Thank you for keeping this a C&V forum,
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Old 02-05-19, 01:36 PM
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I had watched the interview with her just last night on youtube. I had a crush on her too, like most men did. Talent, beauty, and single.
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I graduated high school (and started college) in 1978. Yup. Yes, I did.

And I hope she didn't pedal those rattrap pedals with those feet.
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Originally Posted by 2wheeljonz View Post
Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what bike shop that is?
As many did, she went to Budokan, so maybe a clue?
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Old 02-05-19, 02:54 PM
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I really like this version. So clean, and simple. Just enough instrumentation to showcase her voice, but nothing more. Kind of Honkytonk/Roadhouse version. I wonder if they ever giigged at Bob's Country Bunker back in the day.

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Wait everyone is staying on topic and talking about Linda Ronstadt and no one is discussing the fact that the brake cable is being run underneath the handlebars? WTF is happening to the C&V forum?

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Really bad that Nicolette was taken from us way way too soon........
I am familiar with the song, but did not know the singer. I looked her up on YouTube. Like Linda, talent and looks. Now I am watching old episodes of the Midnight Special. That was a great era for music.
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First, a big thank you to Roll Monroe for the first post.
Second, a big thank you to malcala for the Sunday Morning video.
Third, yes, I had a crush on her. Who wouldn't, especially after seeing her wearing a hot pants Cub Scout uniform in concert in 1977?

There, now that I got that out of the way, what wheels are on the bike mounted on the wall behind the counter in the background of the OP's bike shop photo?
They look like deep-rim aero wheels, but I don't recall those being around in 1978.
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Check out the Trio album with Dolly and Emmylou.

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I’m too going to know her music, but I enjoyed this interview. She sure sounds wise, human and humble. It was really nice.

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But im on the same boat as everyone. I grew up listening to her music and loved it.
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The Midnight Special. What a show! I wish we had something like that these days. Now I'm watching Mark Bolan and T Rex rolling through "Bang a Gong."
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Originally Posted by SpeedofLite View Post
First, a big thank you to Roll Monroe for the first post.
Second, a big thank you to malcala for the Sunday Morning video.
Third, yes, I had a crush on her. Who wouldn't, especially after seeing her wearing a hot pants Cub Scout uniform in concert in 1977?

There, now that I got that out of the way, what wheels are on the bike mounted on the wall behind the counter in the background of the OP's bike shop photo?
They look like deep-rim aero wheels, but I don't recall those being around in 1978.
If that's a shop in Japan, maybe they had such a thing at the time, Wiki says she went to Japan in 79 so who knows.
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Third, yes, I had a crush on her.
As did I and I suspect a few others.
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Strangely, I was really into Pat Benatar at the time though I appreciated Linda big time. Not to compare the two - Pat is no way Linda's equal musically. My problem is that I was huge into LOTR, and Pat was my idea of what Arwen would be like. Then the movies came along and Liv Tyler pretty much squelched that notion. Now - yeah, Linda's the bomb.
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She's got a live version of little feat's " all that you dream " that is really, really great
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Looking back, it seems to me now she was positively America's sweetheart for awhile. I'm not sure this could be a thing, today, for various reasons, both good and bad.
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She's got a live version of little feat's " all that you dream " that is really, really great
And it could, or should be mentioned, that the afore-mentioned song she really nailed, Willin', was written my Lowell George too.
I was never much of a Linda fan back then, but that's not to say I don't respect her accomplishments, which were huge.
I have both of her Spanish/Mexican song CD's she did. Great stuff. Great voice.
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Strangely, I was really into Pat Benatar at the time though I appreciated Linda big time. Not to compare the two - Pat is no way Linda's equal musically. My problem is that I was huge into LOTR, and Pat was my idea of what Arwen would be like. Then the movies came along and Liv Tyler pretty much squelched that notion. Now - yeah, Linda's the bomb.
I also leaned more towards Pat Benatar; she was trained as an opera singer, and definitely had more range, but that doesn't include interpretation, phrasing, or the freedom to "move about" like Linda Ronstadt.

Rock was Benatar's genre, but not originally, and I'm sure Neil Geraldo had something to do with that. From what I read, she pretty much stayed inside the record company's lines, put on the shows, and it was a career. Much less of the crossing stage paths in that genre.

Don't get me started on Joan Jett (yes, yes, I "know" ); makes no difference. I am not into "sweethearts," obviously.
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I also leaned more towards Pat Benatar; she was trained as an opera singer, and definitely had more range, but that doesn't include interpretation, phrasing, or the freedom to "move about" like Linda Ronstadt.

Rock was Benatar's genre, but not originally, and I'm sure Neil Geraldo had something to do with that. From what I read, she pretty much stayed inside the record company's lines, put on the shows, and it was a career. Much less of the crossing stage paths in that genre.

Don't get me started on Joan Jett (yes, yes, I "know" ); makes no difference. I am not into "sweethearts," obviously.
I always thought Joan was scary. Elvira's skinny sister. What about Ellen Aim? She was a rock Goddess during her brief career. On a serious note, I might have to get me one of these.

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