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Old 07-05-20, 08:34 AM
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Passing the torch........

Welcome the newest initiate into the world of vintage steel bicycles. This is the 13 year old that bought my 1986 Prelude yesterday on a ride with his Dad last night. This was one of my favorite riding bikes but was a size too small for me so in a last second decision I offered it to them when the Bridgestone I was selling was too small for him. His Dad sent me pics from their ride and said his son absolutely loves the way it rides. I took a loss on it but I was tickled to see it will be enjoyed as much as I enjoyed it, this made my whole month so in reality I gained far more than the fiscal loss. THIS is what the hobby is really about for me, breathing life into old bikes and passing on the passion to the next generation. (Photos used with parental permission.)



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Old 07-05-20, 08:48 AM
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Old 07-05-20, 08:56 AM
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When my son was tall enough I got him a 24 wheeled Fuji ace. When he outgrew that set him on a Masi with a flat bar set up.
he is now on a Celmins ( small Santa Barbara builder )

I am quite pleased he goes for a 40-60 min ride around the neighborhood most days.
have to get after him to clean it though, incremental victories.
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Old 07-05-20, 09:11 AM
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That is awesome! Great to see young folks taking on the vintage machines, and a great smile to boot.
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Good job.
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Old 07-05-20, 10:22 AM
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I am the Dad! I am so pleased to get him into riding. I moved away from steel many years ago and want to move back myself. Having a son interested in riding as a form of improving his health is a great motivation. Thanks Murray!
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Originally Posted by texasclarks View Post
I am the Dad! I am so pleased to get him into riding. I moved away from steel many years ago and want to move back myself. Having a son interested in riding as a form of improving his health is a great motivation. Thanks Murray!
You are more than welcome! I hope he gets many, many miles on it. Now we have to get you back on vintage steel.
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There can be a problem later, climbing a hill, once in shape, the young ones just develop more watts.

but on the downhill... I can catch.
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Old 07-05-20, 12:46 PM
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Great bike for him to grow into.
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Old 07-05-20, 03:27 PM
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That is a very happy bike rider. Smiles all around!
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So awesome,MM! And to the dad too!
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MM, great job and texasclarks wonderful to see you passing on the riding habits (and soon the bike mechanics / maintenance habits). Great bike to start with, probably will last about 2-3 years before he likely grows out of it. At that point, pay it forward again! As he matures, the young fellow will have plenty of leg power.

As for Dad, heh, you've come to the right place to become addicted, er, immersed in classic steel. Just be sure you have enough garage or storage space.
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Old 07-05-20, 04:42 PM
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Heck yeah. My youngest really likes grandpa's bike.

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Awesome!!
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Old 07-06-20, 05:59 AM
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He is hoping to grow into it one day!
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