It's pretty amazing to ride a bike that is 38 years old and discover that it gives up very little in the way of performance. Yeah it's lugged steel but with the downtube shifters and sewup wheels/tires it is remarkably light. More importantly, something about the tubulars just hums as it floats over the tarmac is pretty extraordinary. It's a bike that begs to get me into the drops which almost never happens on my modern road bike. More importantly, it inspires me to push it in the big ring which is not something I often do. A 10 speed bike that hums on the flats and sings on the climbs and descents. And it happens to be made by one of the premiere bike builders from the history of American Cycling...what's not to love!?
For over 12 Years I wrote the Reno Rambler Blog covering everything from Bicycle Advocacy, Reno Politics, Popular Culture, and my experiences as a long-time cyclist.