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    The Ultimate SS Bike

    Okay, it's a track bike, but it is a single speed and it is the ultimate single speed bike - bar none. From Bicycle Guide March 1991 issue. Makes me want to break out my drill.
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    woo


    Damn I miss Bicycle Guide. One of the writers, Patrick Brady, started Asphalt Magazine last year... it's a roadie mag - very good but kinda pricey.

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    Dude, Yoy don't know....

    How long I have been looking for that exact article! I loved it. I actually met the Man that made Eddy's stem. A little italian Guy that lived here in Mich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    Okay, it's a track bike, but it is a single speed and it is the ultimate single speed bike - bar none. From Bicycle Guide March 1991 issue. Makes me want to break out my drill.
    now that's cycling writing! i would love to have this article... and why do we have to read bycicling? mtb action? mountain biking???!!! the lamest of the lame
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    bravo

    Sir, the finest post I've seen on this board.

    Sincere thanks.

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    PDF link

    Here is a link to the article in PDF form.


    http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Ben...hour_B-guide_1[/COLOR].htm

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    Excellent find!

    Another vote for the finest post.
    “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” John F. Kennedy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgdrls
    That dude even cut out the Bike Nashbar ad that was in the lower right corner of the last page. I've got some sweet old Bicycle Guide issues saved that I'll scan and post every now and then between the ss and retro/vintage/classic forums.

    What makes the article even more classic - not counting the photos - is that it was written by one of the great cycling writers, Owen Mulholland.

    If anyone wants the actual scan of the article in jpg or pdf format, pm or e-mail me through my profile. Each actual scan is at least 1mb in size but the jpg's I posted are reduced significantly.

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    That little Italian Guy in Michigan

    is one of the odd stories of Pro Cycling. Back in the late 70s and early 80s he was making titanium parts for the European road pros.
    The problems were these: he was simply exactly duplicating the Campy part to be replaced (BB spindle, wheel axle, etc) not taking into account how weak ti is in comparison with steel, and second, the available titanium raw stock was crummy back then. Things have gotten better since then.

    His parts had some spectacular failures (Fignon's broken BB when he was about to win M-SR in 83, for example) but still, the pros lined up to buy his stuff with their own cash...

    Safer than drillium, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    is one of the odd stories of Pro Cycling. Back in the late 70s and early 80s he was making titanium parts for the European road pros.
    The problems were these: he was simply exactly duplicating the Campy part to be replaced (BB spindle, wheel axle, etc) not taking into account how weak ti is in comparison with steel, and second, the available titanium raw stock was crummy back then. Things have gotten better since then.

    His parts had some spectacular failures (Fignon's broken BB when he was about to win M-SR in 83, for example) but still, the pros lined up to buy his stuff with their own cash...

    Safer than drillium, I guess.

    miles
    Miles - speaking of drillium http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...625#post103625 Same Miles who loves Carrizo Gorge?
    Last edited by ssmike; 03-27-2004 at 07:57 PM.

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