Friday, February 18, 2011

NAHBS show bike #2

A bike hasn't affected me in this way in a long time. Crazy emotions ran through me as I put it together. Memories started coming back. I started with the parts laid out on the bench and all of that polished aluminum simply gleamed. And as each part went on and the bike started coming together, I got a little giddier. Now look, I'm usually not one to hark back to days gone by pining for what was. Technology and fashion move on. I tend to adapt. I try not to get wrapped up in trying to control things that are out of my control. But I found myself thinking about this bike a lot starting from when Paul and I started talking about the build. And every thought would bring me back to memories of rides and bikes gone by. I guess today is one of those days when I wished all bikes looked like they did a generation ago. Alas, time moves on. But it's nice to know there are still a few companies that allow us to indulge these thoughts and desires.

There are more photos here.

Thank you, Paul.

1 comment:

James Scott said...

I'm with Paul - shiny parts are cool. Campy really needs to bring back polished Record hubs.