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03-25-23, 08:08 AM
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Posted By genejockey

The problem with museum pieces that are...

The problem with museum pieces that are mechanical devices is often going to be that they just sit and deteriorate. Maintaining them in usable condition can be an expensive proposition, if you have...
03-24-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,028
Posted By genejockey

There was a previous video where he was borrowing...

There was a previous video where he was borrowing an old bike from a collection and something on it broke, and other "old bike" videos have suffered from aging tubular tires etc. That's why he had...
03-24-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,028
Posted By genejockey

Speaking of Kestrels........

Speaking of Kestrels..... (https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik/d/redwood-estates-vintage-rare-kestrel/7596094419.html)
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03-24-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,028
Posted By genejockey

I'm not sure that's really indicative of their...

I'm not sure that's really indicative of their longevity. They were only ever a very small part of the market, and the C&V crowd tends to be heavily into steel bikes. For example, even though they...
03-23-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,028
Posted By genejockey

My favorite bike, and 2 of my 4 favorite bikes...

My favorite bike, and 2 of my 4 favorite bikes are American, though only one of the two is steel.
03-23-23, 01:40 PM
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Posted By genejockey

Sort of like the English language: "We donít just...

Sort of like the English language: "We donít just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."...
03-23-23, 01:38 PM
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Posted By genejockey

For me, oddly enough, it's the state-of-the-art...

For me, oddly enough, it's the state-of-the-art bikes, not of my youth, but rather from a time when I paid not the slightest attention to cycling - the 80s - hence 2 1982s, a 1985 and a 1989. I...
03-23-23, 12:50 PM
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Posted By genejockey

Funny thing is, though, that because America is...

Funny thing is, though, that because America is what America is, you can get great cheeses made here in the style of many other cultures, great bread made here in the style of many other cultures,...
03-23-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,028
Posted By genejockey

This aspect reminds me of the situation in...

This aspect reminds me of the situation in vintage watch collecting - with mechanical watches, pretty much any part can be fabricated by a well-trained watchmaker (not the guy at the mall who...
03-23-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,028
Posted By genejockey

Indeed, and Si was running one with a 23t cog,...

Indeed, and Si was running one with a 23t cog, which is a departure from the "corncob" straight blocks common back then. Here's Merckx in 1969, on what seems to be the bike Si tried to copy:...
03-22-23, 04:47 PM
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Posted By genejockey

A couple times they've taken "museum" bikes out...

A couple times they've taken "museum" bikes out and had problems, most of which have to do with things like old tires and such.
03-22-23, 04:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,028
Posted By genejockey

Because he was trying to compare a top-level...

Because he was trying to compare a top-level racing bike from 1969 to a modern low-end road bike.
What you're proposing would be a different comparison.
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