It was a sweet ride.
|Coffee cup not included.|
Early Brooks Team Professional with large, smooth
rivets. I have "butchered" it some, but to my eye I
need to remove more leather from the bottom and
under the nose.
Cambio Corsa drivetrain. A bad design solving a non-existent problem. Possibly its the quirkiness that has made them so bloody dear and expensive.
Dogbone skewer. A reproduction. I have an
original, but it's on a shelf because of $$$.
|Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleur|
|Gloves, Ray-bans, vintage coffee grinder. Vintage? Hell, everything is vintage. I'm vintage. Even my bike is vintage.|
|Potato slicer, hot grease, my burger.|
|Gordon's office. With the optional Pall Malls. Considers filtered cigarettes "new-fangled".|
|1952 Monark Super Deluxe, original paint, chrome, saddle and grips. I forgotten how heavy old American bikes really were. This is a singlespeed bicycle with a small rear cog, a large chainring and easily weighs 50 pounds. It is a virtual tank. What on earth were they thinking? There was no noticeable effort to be efficient or reduce weight. Obviously no person designing this machine had actually ever ridden a bicycle. But that said, it is quite attractive with a nostalgic American design aesthetic, and the white wall tires and color combinations are quite attractive.|