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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.
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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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