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    I was at a local bike shop called Bikekinetic to buy some bike polish and while paying I noticed a cool white bike. It was a lugged White Hampsten with orange decals. It had a Richard Sachs engraved bottom bracket which was super cool. I did not take a picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNerdyCyclist View Post
    I was on my Silicon Valley nouveau riche Vamoots. I was *this* close to grabbing the 3Rensho that day but I wanted to test the new brake pads on the Moots.
    too funny. I rode up OLH with the wilier owner - he got it from gebhard at veloro. evidently they make these to order - no inventory. stock 55.

    ironically I rode the synapse because I too wanted to test the brakes. it's the 9120 mech/hydro group.

    I don't think I NEED discs but they are really nice. More importantly, I think that bike will prove out for year round riding..has hidden fender mounts, can take a 32, a has geo pretty close to a tarmac. it's more of a versatile and compliant super six evo than an upright endurance bike. the bike did come with a taller headtube and 55mm of spacers. instead of chopping off 50mm of spacers and running it slammed I decided to retain my resale value, keep some spacers, run -17d stem. took awhile to sort that out.
     

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    I recently saw a Kelly Bedford carbon/ti on Coast Highway. I actually said out loud, holy sh__, that's a Kelly Bedford. It made the Moots I saw almost seem pedestrian by comparison. Another one I saw not too long ago was a Calfee Manta. The most recent one I saw was a Peter Mooney, but it doesn't really count since it's a friend's bike.
     

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    While waiting for a boat to go out whale and dolphin watching ran into an older couple who had stopped for refreshments.

    She made a point that it pained her to move from the triple the Merlin was built with to a compact because it wasn’t original but she had to do it.

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    Saw a nice steel Stinner Gibraltar and a Ti Bedford on the Rapha sunday ride today. The stinner was 16.2 pounds which seemed very light for a steel bike.

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    No photo, but I saw a swell lugged Rodriguez tandem at the local farmers market the other day here in State College. Guessing mid 80's.

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    A couple of weeks ago, we were visiting my in-laws in West Bend, WI. We took the kids over to the library to pick out some books to read with their grandma and grandpa. As we came out of the library, this bike was locked with a flimsy cable lock to this post. I just about crapped my pants. Unfortunately, we weren't able to stick around long enough for me to accost the owner.


    Probably coincidentally, West Bend is Kent Eriksen's home town. My mother-in-law orchestrated an opportunity for me to meet him a bunch of years ago, as she knew his mother. He was really nice.
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    Kent is from West Bend? Never knew that. Not that far from where I grew up in Menomonee Falls or where my son lives in Cedarburg.

    And as for the Moots, wow....
     

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    Almost two weeks back I was providing mechanical support at a "local" triathlon. Saw this one locked up nearby.

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    A ride mate was rolling on a really nice steelman stage race today. It was a bike that I coveted back in the day. I rode my Time today as I knew it was going to be an out of the saddle super high wattage hill day. We had to leave the cafe early because we all got chills from riding too hard.

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    What a great herd. I too coveted a steelman stage race.
     

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    I saw a Bastion in my sleepy lil town two weeks ago. Totally stacked, Durace Ace Di2 and Enve everything. Staggering hi-tech bike. Not really my bag, but it was made with love and being ridden by a nice guy who let me drool on it a bit. He was a very fit dude as well, so at least it is being ridden as it is supposed to be!
     

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    Default Re: Exotic handbuilt sightings in the wild

    How about Dave Kirk's personal bike on top of Browns Meadow Pass while he was queuing up for the famous "Bacon Lady" during Cino?
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    David Kirk remains a fan of his unique terraplane stays. Cool pic!
     

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    That Voodoo is pretty darn close to the bike of my dreams in about 1997. But if I had had the cash then I would have bought an ibis mojo😀
     

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    Work machine...outside of Monorail Coffee in Seattle. I believe that one of the baristas rides this.
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