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Monday, March 8, 2010

"Sanders Has All the Cool Toys"

Tom Sanders has figuratively busted the champagne bottle across the head tube of this, his second Peter Mooney. It has that beautiful classic look, only with an automatic transmission, a Campy Chorus 10.  That gives him 20 speeds of fun and games at his finger tips.



There's not much more to say. The bike speaks for itself!

14 comments:

Jonny Hamachi said...

Beauty. Too bad about that seat post tho'.

Gunnar Berg said...

I think that anyone who has put that much time and money into a project has thought about the seat post and has exactly what he wants.

Echelon said...

Automatic transmission. Nice term Gunnar

Gunnar Berg said...

Yeah. I always equated the double shift, jumping the rings and cogs at once, to heel and toeing the old sportscars.

Doohickie said...

Yeah, it is a cool toy, but I prefer a real classic. (Okay, let me be honest... I can only afford a real classic, and not the upgraded, modern version!)

reverend dick said...

I'm with Hamachi. That post would look so much better in silver. And, while we're picking nits those ergo shifters are uuuuuncomfortable.

It IS, overarchingly, a beautiful bike.

Gunnar Berg said...

Follow Doohickie's link. It's a very pretty bike with a nice job of restoration.

Tom has a plethora of bike toys. If he wants to live in a modern world one day a week, that's okay with me.

Anonymous said...

What it means when you put a nice Thomson post on a bike that you'll actually ride:

your sexual fetishes are a little more interesting than the ones where the old guy stares at shiny stuff he got on Ebay.

mw

Gunnar Berg said...

HEY! That's me!

Anonymous said...

That is a very nice frame.

Allan Pollock

Echelon said...

Hey anonymous that shiny stuff is Uber cool, and I resent being called old. Besides all that new tupperware crap is boring (and I own some) Everybody from Trek, to Felt and even Colnago, need to hire new graphics people and choose new(old)paint colors. If I took all the graphics off of the new frames today you would be hard press in telling which one was which. OS SO BORING! BTW I do not know how many young bucks I have buried on the road on my 82"shiny" McLean.


Sorry for the rant Gunnar,

Jack

Gunnar Berg said...

Goddamn old retro grouch!

Speaking of rants, how's your wife's McLean wine fetcher coming? (this ought to push him over the edge)

Anonymous said...

hee hee . . . I was just defending the choices made on that bike, not defending tupperware . . . the owner obviously plans to ride long, hard and fast on that thing, and outfitted it accordingly. You know, if you've ever used an Aliante you'll find it has a different setback . . . I find myself using straight posts with that seat too.

mw

Doohickie said...

Follow Doohickie's link. It's a very pretty bike with a nice job of restoration.

Thanks for the kind words, Gunnar.