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your family is safe. but the house (the house, the house) is on fire. there's just enough time to safely rush into the garage and save 1 of your many bikes... which bike? why?

put it another way: you've been shipwrecked on a desert island with all your bikes... but after many years you've finally built a sturdy raft and there's just enough room aboard for you and 1 of your bikes. which bike is wilson? why?
 

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eldengrave said:
your family is safe. but the house (the house, the house) is on fire. there's just enough time to safely rush into the garage and save 1 of your many bikes... which bike? why?

put it another way: you've been shipwrecked on a desert island with all your bikes... but after many years you've finally built a sturdy raft and there's just enough room aboard for you and 1 of your bikes. which bike is wilson? why?
why are you doing this to me?? :mad: it's strait cruel to make me choose between my babies. they're getting restless in the garage right now. i better go settle them down for the night. you big mean man. :yawn: :D
 

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eldengrave said:
your family is safe. but the house (the house, the house) is on fire. there's just enough time to safely rush into the garage and save 1 of your many bikes... which bike? why?

put it another way: you've been shipwrecked on a desert island with all your bikes... but after many years you've finally built a sturdy raft and there's just enough room aboard for you and 1 of your bikes. which bike is wilson? why?
That's not right. That is like asking which one of your children would you rescue. I'm going with the political answer - I would grab them all of course.
 

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Who could answer such a question.

At first jump, I'd say my Tomac JTR for rarity and bling factor.

But if it was one bike to have and use from here on out, it may be my Potts CCR when I'm done with it. She'll be perfect.


Are you sure we can't pick two? :D
 

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I'd like to see how the First Flight owner answers this one.

For me, the one bike would be my stock 1990 Klein Attitude 18" in Bright Green, Magenta, White fade, not for ride, obscurity or rarity (though it does have the Klein embossed headset cap), but because mine is in almost new condition. Bright. Loud. A contrast to my other bikes. In 1990, the Attitude ads always stood out in MBA too.
 

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Bontrager Race Lite...no question...it's perfect...not in the "not a scratch on it" kind of way, but it fits, the parts spec is perfect and it's fast as hell to help carry my ass away frpm the fire. Of course, I'd carefully stash the rest of the bikes with a homing beacon so I can return later to get them...and Eric's bikes...

:D

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eldengrave said:
your family is safe. but the house (the house, the house) is on fire. there's just enough time to safely rush into the garage and save 1 of your many bikes... which bike? why?

put it another way: you've been shipwrecked on a desert island with all your bikes... but after many years you've finally built a sturdy raft and there's just enough room aboard for you and 1 of your bikes. which bike is wilson? why?
This is torture!:D It would have to be my '82-83 Ritchey Annapurna. My other bikes could be replaced in time, but finding one of these again would be almost impossible. Tom Ritchey's fillet-brazing, "fake lugs", TA cranks, Huret Duopar derailleur, Phil hubs. It's a sweet ride, but too nice to ride everyday.

Here's a link to it on Oldmountainbikes.com

http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/cgi-bin/bikes.cgi?bike=21C2

Craig
 

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82Sidewinder said:
This is torture!:D It would have to be my '82-83 Ritchey Annapurna. My other bikes could be replaced in time, but finding one of these again would be almost impossible. Tom Ritchey's fillet-brazing, "fake lugs", TA cranks, Huret Duopar derailleur, Phil hubs. It's a sweet ride, but too nice to ride everyday.

Here's a link to it on Oldmountainbikes.com

http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/cgi-bin/bikes.cgi?bike=21C2

Craig
Thats a beauty Craig. Ive always liked that one.

There's no way I could grab just one. I'd most likely die trying to get them all. :)
 

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My fillet brazed Salsa ala carte - it's been through the Ultimate Kamikaze, a cross-country bike tour and now the Keyesville vintage race.
 

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Easy, I watch them burn. It should be a very colorful fire. I'll buy a BMW R1200GS and a new Potts with the insurance money.
 

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Thats a beauty Craig. Ive always liked that one.

There's no way I could grab just one. I'd most likely die trying to get them all. :)
Thanks Fillet-Brazed. I found it on Ebay almost 7 years ago. I was bidding along with two other people. I was the high bidder, but I didn't meet reserve. I contacted the seller, an antiques dealer in Vermont who was selling it for a friend, and asked her what her selling price was. Well, after some negotiating, we settled on a price. I know I overpaid back then, but after talking to Sheldon Brown, I grabbed it. I didn't know a lot about vintage MTBs at that time, and he advised me the bike would be valuable someday in the near future. A few year later, I spoke to the curator of the MTB Hall of Fame who told me it was an Annapurna. I knew the bike was rare, but I didn't know how rare until he told me.

This bike has a NORBA sticker on the downtube, and I suspect it was raced at one time. Is there any way I could possibly find out who originally owned the bike and raced it? The person who sold the bike to me through the antiques dealer was the second owner, and he had purchased it at a swap meet. (I never actually talked to the seller, since I dealt with the dealer) I know it's a long shot.

Lastly, come to think of it, I would probably die trying to save all of my bikes too.:D

Craig
 

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thanks,now im paranoid

great, now i gotta get a self storage space for everything.
 

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Veloculture said:
could you possibly post some photos for us?
I'll post some detailed photos of the bike when I get home from work this evening. If you're a member of First Flight's VATB group on Yahoo, I have pictures of it in the photo gallery.
 

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82Sidewinder said:
Thanks Fillet-Brazed. I found it on Ebay almost 7 years ago. I was bidding along with two other people. I was the high bidder, but I didn't meet reserve. I contacted the seller, an antiques dealer in Vermont who was selling it for a friend, and asked her what her selling price was. Well, after some negotiating, we settled on a price. I know I overpaid back then, but after talking to Sheldon Brown, I grabbed it. I didn't know a lot about vintage MTBs at that time, and he advised me the bike would be valuable someday in the near future. A few year later, I spoke to the curator of the MTB Hall of Fame who told me it was an Annapurna. I knew the bike was rare, but I didn't know how rare until he told me.

This bike has a NORBA sticker on the downtube, and I suspect it was raced at one time. Is there any way I could possibly find out who originally owned the bike and raced it? The person who sold the bike to me through the antiques dealer was the second owner, and he had purchased it at a swap meet. (I never actually talked to the seller, since I dealt with the dealer) I know it's a long shot.

Lastly, come to think of it, I would probably die trying to save all of my bikes too.:D

Craig
Cool story and some great foresight!
 

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Rumpfy said:
Seriously. Time to start photographing and document everything.
yeah but then your left with a reminder of what you lost,can i choose to perish in the same fire that that takes my collection?
 
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