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reilley1

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  1. I saw the "score" tag, saw that it came from someone who had passed and I cringed a bit as I figured someone more vocal than me would call Jon out. I was fairly certain it would be Heys... I like you Jon but I think the "A east coast collector passed away and his family was selling the collection off" left more than one person with a sour taste in their mouth that has nothing to do with grapes. And to me, it has nothing to do with whatever price you paid. By the same token, bringing family into an argument, regardless of how pissed off you are is messed up too. And you know I luvs ya Brian. And Greg, sorry about your friend. I know the feeling when a good friend passes.
  2. I was never a big fan of Freestyle, respected the skills but wasn't for me EXCEPT, that I almost bought an orange FS Reynolds Quad when I bought my blue Reynolds race frame. Don't remember if it was Scot on the phone but I know I was offered a great price. Regretted ever since. I thought it was the coolest FS frame I had ever seen. Nice score. Sad about any BMXer passing though.
  3. "I'd build a bike around that pad." A wise man one said. So I did.. Thanks to Dan for the pad, the Preston Petty plate and the rear wheel (which is there for now.) Ernest for the bars and Paul at Classic Cycle in Bainbridge for the base bike.. According to the person who had the bike before Classic Cycle, the bike, as it were, was found near the old BUMS track. Additional coolness is the Canoga Cycle Center shop sticker. Not sure who else helped out but thanks.
  4. Done right. Very moto.. People helping out still makes it even cooler.
  5. Just got a message from Elaine Holt of BMX news fame.. thought I share her great pic and message. " I was cleaning out some boxes in my garage today and coincidentally I found this picture of Mike Devitt and Paul Hinkston of Shimano. The back of the photo says, April 1984. I was totally surprised by this photo because I don't remember anything about it!"
  6. Thanks. Much respect for the clean builds but I try to build the gritty stuff like we just raced them and heading back home with a trophy or two.
  7. "Moto 141, 14 novice to the gate. " Thanks to Dan for the frame, Joe Pernice for the fork and John Severin for the cool fork repair. Champion Frame Speedo dual DO fork ACS hub Bendix High flange coaster Mongoose stem Rascal bars Viking 70s plate American Pro grip 7b rims Schwinn headset and seat clamp Carlisle Front tire Cheng Shin rear
  8. There were many people upset at me...:-)
  9. 1. A. Because Corona had a left hand first corner and the different pads made the bike pull to the left. or B. Cause I couldn't find the other matching one. 2. No idea. Jeff would know. 3. No... That's 3 questions...
  10. Is it a joke if you have to explain it? I had a couple of people ask me why Brian Lewis. Jeff had a longstanding battle with Brian at WSA and other places which he speaks off 40 years later so....:-)
  11. I should have said "IF" I got it..:-) I also see Old Logo Cinelli stem. 1st gen Dura Ace front derailleur, possibly a Huret Duopar rear derailleur. Pre CPSC Campagnolo front hub, mid 80s rear Phil and a Unica Cinelli saddle. Also see a 3T bar that somehow was made to fit on the Cinelli stem.
  12. What I see it's a somewhat rare 71? Coppertone Schwinn Paramount fillet brazed tandem with some cool add ons that would be gone two minutes after I got it and replaced with suitable originals. That thing is great for that price.
  13. There was once a young man who wanted to race the Big Mama Classic in Corona so bad that he put aside his usual meticulous builds and slapped together a bike with whatever he could find at his shop. Schwinn sprocket from his FMF days, wheel with crappy SX hub on it. He even slapped a front Tuff Wheel cause he knew Skyway's contingency program did not stipulate that he had to run BOTH wheels. P.S. This is not a tribute bike, this is a bike built to bring back memories to a good friend. Big thanks to Ken for the stand, Dan for the use of the fork. Steve for the original head tube decal, Michael for the plate and John WhoDat Brown for the front Tuff. (Apologies to the good dude who supplied the other decals. Can't remember the name.)
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