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Old 12-30-2009, 04:42 PM
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Red face Re: A notable tool...

Oh, for the old set-up here- Back in the 70's when I was racing, a local bike shop went out of business, and was selling off EVERYTHING!

Dad bought a cast iron shop quality set-up stand. I had a Park Schwinn wheel jig then too. And all the Campagnolo toolset- which would be worth quite a bit now.

Dad raced USCF Veteran division and we had a small arsenal of trainning and racing sew-up wheels hanging from the basement ceiling, most that I laced up myself.

Now i'm in an apartment with not much left. I got my first set of Craftsman tools in a big metal box back in '68, when I was in Junior High. I've got a few of them left still, but the box I painted and gave away a few years back, cause it was just getting heavy.

Dad had some tools from Grandpap around for years, that were even much older, and I still have even his old cutters and a file I think was his.

Here's my storyof early bike riding I've been posting at the Central Indiana Bicycling Association site. More will be added later:
Central Indiana Bicycling Association

Grandpap- a wild and crazy guy! He died in the mid-70's. Here he is with Aunt Edie about 1960.
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