Dexter Henschel is a local Albert Lea guy, but I really first got to know him when I bought a nice wheelset with early Phil Wood hubs from him for a pittance. The wheels are now on the green Chris Kvale which I bought from Tom Sanders, then sold to Jon Guinea. He also gave me a Brooks saddle which I then passed on to the Z-man for one of his trips across America. I guess Dex gives me things and I pass them on. I received this email from him this morning and he graciously gave me permission to post it. (I would kinda like to swap out the tires.)
Had a thought while looking around your blog. I used to own an interesting bike. Serrotta built for road racing and criteriums. I bought used as frame only -- I was the 3rd owner, built aproximately 1970 by Ben Serrotta. I rode it for 20+ years and approximately 20,000 miles. Sold it back to the fellow I bought it from via an agreement that when I was done with it, he had first chance to buy it. He sold it to a co-worker who restored it completely and fitted it with vintage Campagnolo parts. It is now painted to match his vintage Jaguar sedan. He asked at a bicycle site if anyone had a lower serial number, no one else had knowledge of a lower number. He plans on moving from the Seattle area to La Crosse, and promised me he would stop by some time. Attached find low-res pix in the present condition.
Regards - Dex