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Yes, same bike since 1982 ...

The rest of the guys I ride with all have modern bikes, but I enjoy mine just fine.

Found it (frame only) hanging in a shop window in 1982. Went in, made a deal. It was a college graduation present to myself.

Its an Austro Damlier with Reynolds 531 tubing, Campagnolo Nuovo Record derailleurs and shifters, Super Record hubs, crank, pedals and headset, Mavic rims and Modolo Pro brakes. Very old school.

I first built it with Shimano EX components, which were more affordable, so I could start riding it and then did all of the upgrades within the first three years. Nothing has changed since.

It was crazy expensive in its day and not worth much now. I'd never sell or replace it. We've logged too many miles together and at my age I think the rider might be most important component on the bike.


reelsmith's axiom: Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

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