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A Great Thing About Eliel

Variety.

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Heavy Serotta Content

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A never-built Tesch 101

So much to say here.

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The Permanent Collection

True love lasts and this will be my (only) Parlee once the other one is gone. I actually appreciate her more now than in 2005, though the electronic shifting and tubeless wheels don’t hurt.

I’ll be posting soon about a future project involving a more established builder than even Parlee.

It’s really expensive to get my hands on things worthy of reviewing here, so I need to really be monetizing my readership once I get more established so I can make money off blogging about really nice bike stuff. Fortunately, I’m keeping my day job regardless.

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America’s Greatest Cycling Collection – Bike Memorabilia

Brett and Shelly Horton have amassed one of the largest collections in the world of objects celebrate bike racing’s rich and dramatic history.
— Read on www.bicycling.com/racing/a34521458/cycling-memorabilia-horton-collection/

I don’t want to have that much stuff, but I’m glad each thing has a story.

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True Love Lasts

I’ve had this bike since 2005. For a long time, it was my favorite bike. It’s still a great bike and I’d be fine if I hadn’t gotten another bike since then (don’t let Mrs. Coffee Rider know that). A few others have been even better since then. Still, what I paid for this has been well worth it. I did ship it back to Parlee to have it converted to Di2. I’ve now done a few rides on her with 28mm tubeless and it was great. This Parlee is part of the permanent collection. I probably won’t be getting a Z-Zero since I’m now into even smaller builders and there’s a big price jump from a Crumpton to a custom Z-Zero.

Something to note is that if you’re planning on keeping a bike for a while, you are best off going all in and getting what you really want.

A better photo will follow.

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Velotoze Review Impending

I will be doing a review, but I’m hoping they won’t be needed tomorrow.

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Projects

Doing some organizing and cleaning today. All three are future builds for when the next generation of groups are out. The CIOCC will be a guinea pig for reviewing Chorus 13 while the Mondoncio will probably be used for Record 13. The Serotta might be used for trying 9200 mechanical, but maybe it will be Record 13. These are currently cheap projects since, in the likely event, the manufacturers won’t lend me groups to review for my blog, I can’t buy what does not yet exist.

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Cars

You can only really know if it’s worth it to you to have an expensive sports car instead of some really cheap when you’ve previously seen driving as only a chore if you try it and that’s expensive.

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Star Wars Thought

When I see Adam Driver, I see Adam Driver instead of Kylo Ren. When I see Mark Hamill, I see Luke Skywalker.