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Louis

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I bought this bike new in the spring of 1983 after reading an article in Bicycling Magazine. Since then my estimate is that I've put well over 50k miles on her. I converted to 700c and switched to a triple crankset years ago. Only original components left are the Nitto stem, Nitto handlebar and Dia Comp brake calipers. Many, many chain rings, freewheels, cassettes, brake pads, bar wraps, etc. have lived their lives on her...and we are still madly in love with each other.

These days she is festooned with Compass Stampede Pass tires, Brooks saddle, VO and sometimes Carradice bags. I think you can see the smile on the old girl's face.


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Oh Man...That is a great bike! It looks like she is built for headin out in the morning and not commin back till late afternoon. I can just tell that it is most likely, a bike that will jump when you gas it and will hold her speed well.  It has the look of a well loved and well cared for piece of equipment.
Thanks for posting it up!

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That is a dandy bike, Louis!  They made some really nice bikes in the 80's. 
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Thanks, guys.

When reading about 'planing' on various cycling forums many years after buying this bike, I realized that was exactly what this bike had been doing for me all along.
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Love this bike. It must be nice to have all that history and shared miles with a well loved frame like this.
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What a lovely bicycle.  It is good that you found a soul mate in this bicycle and have happily forged on for decades with her.
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