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02-24-24, 08:32 AM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

Great video and apparently a great event! Kudos...

Great video and apparently a great event! Kudos to John for hosting such an event!

I appreciate the look at the lovely bikes! I'm a bit partial to the British bikes, so the Jack Taylor and...
02-23-24, 10:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By Kabuki12

^^^^ I think it means John's Vintage Road Bike...

^^^^ I think it means John's Vintage Road Bike Garage. Joe
02-23-24, 01:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By chain_whipped

Once again, outstanding!! (Also wondering...

Once again, outstanding!!

(Also wondering what the letters under your name represent. One has to be careful these days on incorrectly thinking or risk scolded for not complying~ guessing new...
02-22-24, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By Kilroy1988

They made this style of lugs for at least forty...

They made this style of lugs for at least forty years after Bill designed them.

Condor Vintage Frames and Bicycle Guide – Condor Cycles...
02-19-24, 06:28 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Just a cxollection of die cast models I guess.

Just a cxollection of die cast models I guess.
02-19-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By cinelliguy

You mean the rare Cinelli Unicanitor Pleated...

You mean the rare Cinelli Unicanitor Pleated saddle?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/116048008064

Guy
02-18-24, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By tkm

Dude was sporting a man-bun and facial hair 40+...

Dude was sporting a man-bun and facial hair 40+ years before it was popular! So I'll give him a pass on the adjustable wrench, lol.
02-18-24, 11:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By P!N20

Don't think so, the seat stay connection to the...

Don't think so, the seat stay connection to the seat lug appears to be different, and John's Condor has clamp-on cable guides.

Hoping John can restore his facial hair to resemble the gentleman on...
02-18-24, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By jdawginsc

Amen to Johnís gathering. It might make a good...

Amen to Johnís gathering. It might make a good trip to finally go to Chicago. What are those cars in BGs photo?

PS. I always appreciate your effervescent take on bicycles you put into your...
02-18-24, 09:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By Mad Honk

Bianchigirll , and AMCO, Thanks for the...

Bianchigirll , and AMCO,
Thanks for the threadjack, and trying to bring this discussion back to the original point. Seeing and enjoying each other's bikes is always a good thing. I am sorry...
02-18-24, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By sd5782

My 1964 Frejus had those Campy Sportsman hubs....

My 1964 Frejus had those Campy Sportsman hubs. They are attractive and spin nicely. That bike was too large for me and now resides with another member.
02-18-24, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By poprad

Weirdly it's pronounced "Fray-zhooose" Frejus...

Weirdly it's pronounced "Fray-zhooose"
Frejus pronounced ...unless the town is pronounced differently from the cycle brand, but now that I (sadly) don't live in France I can't ask a local.

It's...
02-17-24, 01:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By satbuilder

I see a familiar face in the crowd

I see a familiar face in the crowd
02-16-24, 10:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By bibliobob

Nice bikes, and looks like a fun trip! Harry...

Nice bikes, and looks like a fun trip! Harry Quinn was a nice builder out of Liverpool, and the shop was taken over by another builder in the mid '70s.

It will be a nice haul, for sure. I'd be...
02-16-24, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That's a pretty impressive collection you just...

That's a pretty impressive collection you just bought- "all killers, no fillers"
02-16-24, 10:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By steelbikeguy

Good eyes! ...

Good eyes!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48931374317_fc683632c2_b_d.jpg

Steve in Peoria
02-16-24, 10:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By bibliobob

​​​​​​ Looks like a nice RRB!

​​​​​​ Looks like a nice RRB!
02-16-24, 05:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By Bianchigirll

It was a great event John thanks for hosting us. ...

It was a great event John thanks for hosting us. Lots of great bikes, some brands I've never seen in person and one I'm not sure I ever heard of, Tarrot? is that right? A '60s french bike.

That...
02-16-24, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By Robvolz

Nice collection. For me, I guess it comes...

Nice collection.

For me, I guess it comes down to if they are your size or not. If you can't ride it, then why buy.

That being said, they are all stunning in their own right.

Robert
02-16-24, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By curbtender

Had a similar Frejus that dated around 61'. I was...

Had a similar Frejus that dated around 61'. I was told the brake levers went to plastic quick release in 65'. Had Sheffield pedals.
02-16-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By juvela

----- Frejus - you mentioned possibly...

-----

Frejus -

you mentioned possibly using Campag Nuovo Tipo hubs for the wheels

they are a little bit late for the bicycle having launched ~1967

one interesting Campag hub which could...
02-16-24, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By Chombi1

I think it's pronounced "Free-yoos"....or...

I think it's pronounced "Free-yoos"....or Frey-yoos....
for the rims, yes Nisis or Fiammes.....
02-16-24, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By madpogue

Hint - who owns youtube?

Hint - who owns youtube?
02-16-24, 03:54 AM
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Views: 2,128
Posted By tkm

Of course. It's the folks who remember that era...

Of course. It's the folks who remember that era of bikes when growing up and now likely own them (or want to) again. Not to say that era bikes won't be loved by another generation when they grow...
02-15-24, 08:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By jamesdak

Looks like a great time!

Looks like a great time!
02-15-24, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By steelbikeguy

Is that Elwood in the Faema jersey? I recall...

Is that Elwood in the Faema jersey? I recall him from the wonderful 2019 gathering....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48930519848_30374fc63b_b_d.jpg

Glad that this gathering turned out...
02-15-24, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You know- there are at least some 25-34yo...

You know- there are at least some 25-34yo watching your show! So there are some younger people who admire the timeless beauty of C&V bikes
02-15-24, 12:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By chain_whipped

The aftermarket for car industry - hotrod / SEMA...

The aftermarket for car industry - hotrod / SEMA core is thriving on resto mods. I've seen many perfectly good original to even nice older restroration cars now redone with all the latest radical...
02-15-24, 08:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By bikamper

Sorry I had to miss it this year, John. Looked...

Sorry I had to miss it this year, John. Looked like fun.
02-14-24, 10:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By John E

Visiting your bike collection is on my bucket...

Visiting your bike collection is on my bucket list. :)
02-10-24, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bianchigirll

:eek: :twitchy: WOW!! jjhabbs Thank...

:eek: :twitchy: WOW!!

jjhabbs Thank You for a fabulous event and great day of “cycling”. All the hype and ambiance of a bike race without the sweat and exhaustion!
02-09-24, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By big chainring

Emailed you. D ​​​​​​idnt think I was going to...

Emailed you. D
​​​​​​idnt think I was going to be "free" this weekend, but things changed.
02-08-24, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mad Honk

John, Unfortunately I have had to return...

John,
Unfortunately I have had to return to college golf coaching as of today, so I will be busy herding cats for the next 90 days. Wish I could be there to hang with you guys. Smiles, MH
02-08-24, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By r0ckh0und

Will not be able to attend but will likely see...

Will not be able to attend but will likely see you all at the swap on Sunday.
02-08-24, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By mackgoo

Can't make it, but wish I could.

Can't make it, but wish I could.
02-08-24, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By bikingshearer

Unless the USS Enterprise can beam from here to...

Unless the USS Enterprise can beam from here to there, I won't be able to go, as much as I would like to.. :(

Have a great time, all.
02-08-24, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Morticia isn't available? Will have to...

^^^^^ Morticia isn't available?

Will have to check this out next year. I'd be willing to carpool (well, truckpool) with anyone local who's interested.
02-08-24, 04:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bianchigirll

I got the car loaded up and ready to go!!! ...

I got the car loaded up and ready to go!!!

https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.PjTpxO707-7WiuE_NLD6IAHaFj&pid=Api&P=0&h=220
02-07-24, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By mpetry912

super cool that you are doing this. hope the...

super cool that you are doing this. hope the weather cooperates

/markp
02-03-24, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By tjfastback66

Yeah - I have to admit that the choice of YELLOW...

Yeah - I have to admit that the choice of YELLOW was a good fit for this bike of yours.
Love the Superbe Crank!
I sold this one to myself in 1983 while working at a LBS in St. Cloud MN.
Still have...
01-31-24, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,038
Posted By nomadmax

As always, great video JJ !

As always, great video JJ !
01-30-24, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,038
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

"Gravitationally attractive" :roflmao2:

"Gravitationally attractive" :roflmao2:
01-30-24, 12:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,038
Posted By merziac

I strongly believe Richard and Co. did an amazing...

I strongly believe Richard and Co. did an amazing job.

Cranked out a fantastic amount of great work.

Payed what it should have paid for getting it done.

Despite his commentary to the...
01-29-24, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,038
Posted By TenGrainBread

I live nearby. The closest metropolitan areas to...

I live nearby. The closest metropolitan areas to the Waterford shop are Milwaukee (40min) and Madison (1hr20min). The commute from Milwaukee wouldn't be too bad but it's not exactly centrally located...
01-29-24, 05:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,038
Posted By John E

My first bicycle was an early 1950s Schwinn...

My first bicycle was an early 1950s Schwinn American with paperboy handlebars and a Bendix 2-speed coaster hub shifted by a lever that resembled a brake lever. Six months later I moved up to a very...
01-29-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,038
Posted By repechage

Understand the reasoning for closing up shop. It...

Understand the reasoning for closing up shop. It does suggest the question of the aging staff was very foreseeable, for years prior, probably before the pandemic. The pandemic no doubt turned over...
01-28-24, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,038
Posted By john m flores

Excellent interview. Thanks for sharing....

Excellent interview. Thanks for sharing. Subscribed.

I'm imagining that 10 and 20 years from now people will be claiming to own one of the "taped box" Waterfords and the value will increase if...
01-28-24, 01:06 PM
01-27-24, 07:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,038
Posted By AdventureManCO

Thanks for the video - watched the whole thing,...

Thanks for the video - watched the whole thing, great insight and content here!

I'm sure we'll be seeing a thread on the Frejus soon, I hope!
01-27-24, 06:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,038
Posted By bulgie

For what it's worth, I didn't think the sound was...

For what it's worth, I didn't think the sound was a problem. Get better microphones or whatever if you want, but don't worry about it — with content that good, I don't care about sound quality....
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