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Sunday, Sunday!, SUNdaY! Leesburg, VA June 6-8

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Grab your leather hairnets, your woolen shorts, your Dancing Chain copies, your Sutherlands* and

come

on

down:

Cirque is in Leesburg VA:

http://www.cirqueducyclisme.com/
post #2 of 26

Le Cirque

Yes indeed!

The CR gang is to vintage bikes what epic is to fat ski fun

This will be our first year in Leesburg after 10 years in Greensboro, NC

There will be group rides, seminars, auctions, banquet, bike show and MUCH talk of
vintage bikes in general......
post #3 of 26
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Local turnout / sign up seems a bit low
post #4 of 26
If only I wasn't taking my long weekend in Connecticut that weekend, I'd be all over that event. I'd even ride there from DC, just for fun.
post #5 of 26
I live in Leesburg. Where's the event?

aaron
post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 
Best Western is Cirque central.
post #7 of 26
I was planning on checking this out tomorrow but decided instead to spend tonight waiting in line for a high school graduation ceremony!?
post #8 of 26
Thread Starter 
It's Next weekend. Bring the Atala out.
post #9 of 26
Awesome. Glad I didn't ride out there today!

Atala Giro d'Italia. 70's bike boom entry level ten speed. Steel wheels, plastic saddle. Is that a classic? I don't know if it's a complete bike, hasn't been ridden in 30 years. I'll see if I can restore it to the point that I can ride it there.

Are you suggesting I could sell it? Or just show it off? I don't suppose I'd be able to swap it for an ordinary...
post #10 of 26
Weird to say about a bike but



How about some pics?
post #11 of 26
Thread Starter 

Well, the rides are, erm, geared to fixies...

There's a Unica Nitor on it? Of course it's a classic.
We wouldn't have the term "asshatchet" otherwise.
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by Ullr View Post
Weird to say about a bike but



How about some pics?
"If you've seen one asshatchet, you've seen them all." -Comprex

If I get the Atala up and running, I'll post some pictures.
post #13 of 26
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There's a Unica Nitor on it? Of course it's a classic.
We wouldn't have the term "asshatchet" otherwise.
Recchia d'Oro

I sorta remember talking about converting that bike to a fixed gear. You had me wondering how you knew I had an Atala and WTF it had to do with a classic bike show. "Best in Class"? Haha
post #14 of 26

You want pix????

Here's my 1964 Bianchi Specialissima.....
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post #15 of 26

Le Cirque TODAY

The bike show is today @ the Fairgrounds in Leesburg....

but it's gonna be HOT

has been the last couple days down here.

they're talking 98 degrees with a heat index of 110

but there are GREAT bikes to see......

if you are near by....make the trip! Starts at 10:30am
post #16 of 26
Trying to get rolling soon. See you there maybe.
post #17 of 26
The show was cool (though hot). Lots of nice bikes of all vintages. Interesting people too. It was nice to see Comprex again. He knew a lot of the people there and he knows alot about bicycles and pointed out some of the notable bikes and some interesting feature on the bikes,

The ride almost killed me though. I had no idea Leesburg was so far away. Reston is less than halfway there from Key Bridge (the Virginia leg of my ride). I was not planning on or prepared to ride a century but I almost did (95 miles roundtrip). Maybe I should have looked at a map? I was cramping much worse than I ever have even before I got out there. Then I had to ride back. I puked about a mile from home on the return trip. After a cold shower, I feel good now, and am already looking back on the experience fondly, but that ride was tough! Ouch!

I've ridden about that far a couple times before but that was over 20 years ago when I was 20 something. I have not even ridden half that distance in one day since the 1980's. Fat ladies and little kids were riding merrily along, so I kept telling myself I could do it, but I almost could not.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
The ride almost killed me though. I had no idea Leesburg was so far away. Reston is less than halfway there from Key Bridge (the Virginia leg of my ride). I was not planning on or prepared to ride a century but I almost did (95 miles roundtrip). Maybe I should have looked at a map? I was cramping much worse than I ever have even before I got out there. Then I had to ride back. I puked about a mile from home on the return trip. After a cold shower, I feel good now, and am already looking back on the experience fondly, but that ride was tough! Ouch!
I was starting to get worried about you; that was a serious chunk of riding. Fortunately, I got most of mine done by 11am (with a 6 ish start), but oof, I was ready to drop my face into my plate by the time dinner rolled around.
Rossi Smash, I was hoping to run into ya; only saw one Specialissima of the correct vintage and that was Kevin Kruger's. And blue.
post #19 of 26

Well.....

I was down there since Thursday noonish. Lots and LOTS of great bikes and bike folks. Rides every day, "parking lot deals" and my favorite thing, the seminars. Dale Brown (the founding father) showed some great slides of some bike shows from back in the late 70's. Steven Bilenky, framebuilder from Phily gave an interesting talk and then we had a framebuilders forum.

Anyway, it was a good weekend.....but the damn hot spell SUCKED the life out of me. I helped set up some bikes Sunday morning and then got the hell out of there. You may call me a hot weather wimp!

Kevin Kruger's Bianchi won best original road. And his Condor path racer won best restored track. My Bianchi is a year later and was resting comfortably back home.

Sorry I missed you guy's....
post #20 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ullr View Post
Weird to say about a bike but



How about some pics?




Hetchins seat lug porn:



rack mount porn:

post #21 of 26

Lots of Pix....

Look here for many pix from the weekend.....

http://www.cirqueducyclisme.com/
post #22 of 26
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That Cinelli Riviera still gives me lust pangs.
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Eve.../photo106.html
post #23 of 26
I really liked Jamie Swan's "Colossus"

check it out;

http://centerportcycles.com/pages/Th.../Colossus.html
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post #24 of 26
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Impressive indeed. Bilaminated HT?
post #25 of 26
Yes all the lugs were hand made. And the double plate fork crown is a work of art.

This was built for Charlie P. who was also there riding it. He goes a good 285 lbs. so Jamie's challange was to build a bike strong enough to hold him.
This was beautifully done with a sense of balance, even with all the massive tube sizes required. I believe this was only Jamie's 10th frame he's built. Truley an artist in metal
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
This was beautifully done with a sense of balance, even with all the massive tube sizes required.
I think that disturbed me a little (or a bit more) when looking at the whole bike; that ST/CS geometry is just enormous, to my soft-eyes impression the entire bike seems to hunker down like a top fuel dragster or a young dog in "play?" mode.

If the frame had been presented in decrepit shape I might have looked for bent tubing. This way the eye sees straight tubes and masterful finish and has nothing to zero in on, leaving the eye roving.

Quote:
I believe this was only Jamie's 10th frame he's built. Truley an artist in metal
Didn't he do a metrology article for (V)BQ not long ago? Wonder if this was the frame on the table.
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