Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Leather 'N Wool

Sorry for my absence, I was out doing important research:


That is of course the Drysdale from Classic Cycle, which I've been remiss in riding, and so I corrected that by heading out today in high Retro-Fred style right down to the shoes:


Rest assured I'll be providing a thorough accounting in due course.

Also, just as I was in the middle of lashing my feet to the pedals, the FedEx guy emerged from his truck and presented me with this:


Consequently I had to untie myself from the bike and run it upstairs before heading out.

Wow!  So many bikes and sundries to evaluate!  How can I do it all?  I'm only...one man!

Oh well, guess I'll have to just keep fucking off and riding every day for the rest of the summer.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

this dude is trying to steal your shtick:
https://www.velonews.com/2018/07/video/video-a-crazy-idea-to-ride-leadville-on-a-vintage-mountain-bike_473590

Gator Joe said...

It's a tough assignment, Lad, but one man flying low may make it through. Good luck.

Serial Retrogrouch said...

...are you taking applications for an intern? I want first dibs.

Skidmark said...

Some of the most unassailable records were aboard bikes with toe-clips and straps.

Anonymous said...

Bikesnob did not invent the idea of being a retrogrouch.

Honkylips said...

Are you putting that on the hitch of your new GMC pick Em up truck? Hate to scratch it up.

cdinvb said...

Sorry. No time for this. I'm on vacation.

Writing on the skynwall said...

See “Originalos” cartoon: “31 years before the invention of the wheel”— OG retrogrouch. Note: the wheel was invented some time before the brake.

Anonymous said...

The tan lines on your legs, Snobby/Tanny, are probably the most disturbing thing on the internet today.

Nice shoes, though.

Fourhourerection said...

Sweet shoes, and , I must say, sweet ride.

HDEB said...

Blk ankle socks with shorts was taboo but is au courant

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 7:22pm,

My massive quads keep everything below the knee in shadow.

--Tan Tenovo

Anonymous 7:22pm said...

"Blogger BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 7:22pm,

My massive quads keep everything below the knee in shadow.

--Tan Tenovo"

Sounds like an epic tale. Netflix, if not Hollywood, shall be calling:


https://i.imgur.com/lf8paOI.jpg

bad boy of the south said...

Tan Tenovo,methinks you found a retro portal.perhaps some kinda time machine.
Just make sure you're not too tartus.

JLRB said...

name change to Half-Tan Tenovo

Grump said...

What are those shoes????….I've still got an old pair of Duegi 101's in my basement. (with the wood soles and plastic cleat)

BikeSnobNYC said...

Grump,

They're Vittorias, I don't know the vintage. Paul from Classic Cycle sent them with the bike!

--Tan Tenovo

Grump said...

I could tell the make, but they do look familiar. You need to see if you can find some white Binda toe straps. (and the little buttons)

N/A said...

I hope your bidon is filled with wine, to keep it truly classic. I was going to add that you should be smoking, too, but I think the old Bros saved that for race day.

Watch and Camera Guy said...

Love that Drysdale. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

That rack will look great on the back of your F-150. -Mas

JLRB said...

pssst - don't look now but there is an apparition of a bicylist hovering behind your new Saris rack

Chazu said...

Is that Primal Wear's new "Wooly-The-Retro-Grouch" jersey?

Brent Shearer said...


Hi, Bike Snob and Serial Retrogrouch,

After reading yesterday's post, Serial, I had the same idea: volunteer to be Bike Snob's intern. I know you called first dibs but the successful applicant may find the whole deal less structured than you seem to picture it. Some jobs I've had you just show up, hang around and eventually they give you something to do.

Rather than fill out an application, which probably doesn't exist, I suggest you try the just hanging around approach. If you were riding your bike around Bike Snob's block when the Fed Ex guy delivered the new bike, you could have just taken care of that, leaving the Boss clipped in.

I don't mind giving you this advice cos as fond as I am of bikes, the job might have a little too much riding for me. Good Luck.

Brent