Old 08-18-19, 07:43 PM
John E
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Bikes: 1959 & 1960 Capo; 1982 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;

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I have always enjoyed keeping my old equipment working until it was no longer serviceable. Blame my Scots DNA, but I am too cheap to splurge on new stuff if I have perfectly good old stuff. I broke the frame of my Nishiki Competition and used the components to upgrade a Peugeot UO-8 a coworker had given to me. When that frame broke, I moved the parts to another frame. I enjoyed the pictures of the vintage audio equipment, above. My Cambridge Soundworks Ensemble and powered subwoofer are now 25 years old and holding up nicely, although I did splurge on a new digital-input 7.1 Sony amplifier a few years ago.

I always feel a sense of defeat when I need to scrap something. I am going through that right now with my 1996 Audi A4, which I have kept running for the 14 years we have had it in the family, but which is finally reaching the point that I can no longer trust it not to strand one of us somewhere. (Four electrical problems in a row over the past year in a half, each progressively worse than the preceding one.) My "good enough for me" smart phone is an Apple 3GS, which won't support some of the newest apps.
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." --Theodore Roosevelt
Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324
Capo: 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1982 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
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