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Old 11-04-21, 10:15 PM
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So sad to hear about Scott. I regret never having the opportunity to meet him but enjoyed our PM correspondence. Its nice to see some of Scott’s beautiful items and know that his memory will carry on through them. RIP.
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Remembering his posts as a reminder that we should be kind to each other. He was always helpful to us.
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Old 11-04-21, 10:44 PM
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Agree with all the comments. Has anyone found an obituary record?
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Old 11-04-21, 11:23 PM
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Relative newbie here, but even I've seen some of his posts in searches and he seemed to have an eclectic and original skill set. His contributions will be greatly missed.
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Old 11-04-21, 11:46 PM
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Sad news but his advice and projects live on here. Hope there is a machine shop where ever he is now.
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Old 11-05-21, 05:19 AM
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RIP Scott! That’s sad news.
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Old 11-05-21, 05:39 AM
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Very sorry to hear this.
Some years ago he sold me a Le Champion that he had beautifully restored.
He was a pleasure to deal with and a perfect gentleman.
This is one of the pics he had taken to show me the bike.

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Old 11-05-21, 06:19 AM
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Sorry to read this, and hope his family is alright.

We PM'd a while back and I can only echo the sentiments of others. A genuinely nice guy.
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Old 11-05-21, 07:17 AM
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Darn. He definitely was skilled and craved out a corner here. Lots of positive contributions.

RIP Scott.
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Old 11-05-21, 01:20 PM
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I hadn't heard from Scott in quite some time. In 2019, we had gone on vacation up to the Cape. and unfortunately, Scott's schedule didn't permit a meet.

He was a tremendous talent and he will certainly be missed. Great guy to deal with.

Sad to know he's gone. RIP Scott
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Old 11-05-21, 03:47 PM
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Sad to hear of his passing...I always enjoyed his posts and his wit.
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Old 11-05-21, 04:10 PM
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I'm very sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed and learned something from his posts.
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Old 11-05-21, 04:19 PM
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Sad news. Lots of loses recently.

"I come not to bury Caesar's bike but to praise it.
I've seen bikes I'd rather not ride. I give them no tribute."
jimmuller

For some reason I thought that this was a rootboy quote but it was Jim Muller another BF member I haven't seen in a long time...

Thinning out the herd...

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Old 11-05-21, 04:20 PM
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When I joined this forum it was for two reasons: first was that whenever I put a question to google, nine out of ten times I ended up here. The other was that my visits were always longer than planned because of the high quality of the posts by the regular members. Rootboy was one of those.

I had noticed his absence, and was hoping for another reason than this one. RIP, Rootboy.
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Old 11-05-21, 04:48 PM
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He is missed, Hope his family is coping, a loss of a person we know to be a great person is never easy for those closest.

this also reminds me of what a family we have in C&V.

I often wonder when people stop posting, mostly it is because of other things, this post was appreciated
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Old 11-05-21, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
Sad news. Lots of loses recently.

"I come not to bury Caesar's bike but to praise it.
I've seen bikes I'd rather not ride. I give them no tribute."
jimmuller

For some reason I thought that this was a rootboy quote but it was Jim Muller another BF member I haven't seen in a long time...

Thinning out the herd...

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Jim and his wife are regulars in the Where'd You Ride Today? (New & Improved) thread on their tandem.
Sorry to see rootboy has passed. RIP
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Old 11-05-21, 04:59 PM
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Another good man done gone a full go’round….😢

I had been thinking about him of late, wondered why he hadn’t posted here. Always enjoyed his contributions, cannot remember him saying anything cross or out of line.

RIP Rootboy🙏
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Old 11-05-21, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
For some reason I thought that this was a rootboy quote but it was Jim Muller another BF member I haven't seen in a long time...

Thinning out the herd...

verktyg Going on 78
Jim and
Sharon are fine, exchanged emails a couple of weeks ago.

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Old 11-05-21, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
The stuff he showed here was always wonderful. Some years ago he posted some leather Campagnolo brake hoods - I posted back "shut up and take my money." But right about the time he had them ready I had a newborn in the house and money was really tight and I didn't buy. Always felt like I had betrayed him.
It's all good. I bought them. Shut up and take my money indeed!

Thanks @rootboy.
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Old 11-05-21, 10:06 PM
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This is hard news to hear. I thought he had just drifted away like so many. Scott and I corresponded often and then COVID and life and we just lost touch. I remember his kindness, his skill at many things and his orange Team Champion. He will be sorely missed not just for his contributions here but I am sure by the many others he must have touched in his life.
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This news came as a shock to me. I am truly so sorry we have lost such a lovely man from our community. Scott and I exchanged a lot of messages, and every single one of them was filled with camaraderie and ideas. I, too, have fallen away or just gotten a bit busy, but learning about the loss of Scott really makes for a sad day. I join the many here who treasured all of his widely varied inputs.

Thank you for posting this news.

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I hadn't heard from Scott in quite some time. In 2019, we had gone on vacation up to the Cape. and unfortunately, Scott's schedule didn't permit a meet.

He was a tremendous talent and he will certainly be missed. Great guy to deal with.

Sad to know he's gone. RIP Scott

This is sad news.

I sent him a few notes last spring about fly fishing without a response.

Scott was an immensely talented fly tier and routinely sent me "care" packages. He wanted me to test his designs on the various warm water species here in Minnesota and the greater Midwest. He was also adept at dry flies that were deadly on our annual Montana visits.

He usually refused any money for his work, so I had to send some against his wishes.

I'll take some pics of his handiwork when I get a moment. I actually have three of his creations framed in my fly rod building shop in the basement. Scott knew that I was spending a great deal of time on building various types of fly rods including bamboo and he had exceptional craft skills.

One of my bamboo fly rods was given the name a "Scott" special, as he had a great deal of input. It was designed to catch stripers/steelhead and we dreamed a little about a visit to his area when I retire next year.

In addition, he created custom bar end plugs for many of my bikes. He was incredibly accurate with his designs and they had a very high percentage of artistic value. Many people noticed them when I would be out and about on a ride or at the local shop.

Truly an exceptional person. I'll miss him.
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post

Scott knew that I am a trout fisherman and surprised me by including in the package a couple dozen of the most beautifully tied trout flies I have ever owned, made by him of course.



Perhaps some of you with memories of Scott or who have any of Scott's other creations could share them here.

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Those are lovely and I'm certain they are quite effective.

Thanks for posting.
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Scott was the really first BF'r to communicate with me on a personal level. I really appreciated him and who he was. His talents were many, as noted already. Although he produced a fair number of tire savers that he sold to many BF'rs and through another business, he was always looking for something that was needed but no longer available. I still have a supply of tire savers from the '70's so didn't buy them but I did get a handle for one bike.
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When it didn't quite meet my expectations, he quickly responded.

RIP Scott.
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