On Friday, September 24, 2021 at 8:40:28 AM UTC-7, William Crowell wrote:
> You have a good eye, Jay. Yes, it's not stock in the picture. The original paint was in terrible shape when I bought it, and before the picture was taken Bernie had done a highly un-kosher paint job (at my request) with some braze-ons. A few years after that the down tube broke. Bernie didn't want to repair it because he found stress cracks starting in some of the other tubes, and he was afraid the head tube might actually break totally off of it sometime.
Since I'm ignoring work, more O.T., I'm O.K. with modern bicycle recognition, mostly because everything has planet-sized decals, but walking around with my son, a bike will go by at >20mph, and he'll launch into his OMG, he's got the Firecrest 303s and eTap and a 2020 Dogma etc., etc. If its a Specialized, he'll really go off and give me the staggering OTC price. I can't see that stuff immediately. I could tell you if it had a NR crank. And all cars now look the same to me.
-- Jay Beattie.