There is another Internet list called Classic Rendezvous for collectors of vintage lightweight bikes and memorabilia. That has become a significant area of interest for me.
There is a movement afoot towards using more traditionally styled bikes and equipment that is very practical. I'm talking about stuff like lugged steel frames, fixed gear road bikes, fenders, wool clothing, leather saddles. This type of equipment seems to be catching on (again), and that appears to be my niche.
I’ll be turning 50 in April, 2005. Clementine is going to college in the fall and Amelia is close behind
Quite a few people have asked me to build them a bike frame so I’ve decided to take a few orders to help my kids pay their tuition. I guess that is going to be the next phase of the bike game for me.
Thank you very much if you actually took the time to read all this. I left a ton of stuff out but you get the picture. Jamie Swan
Wait, there's more! Click on 2000's Part 2 to read about the next 5 years.