Nov 3, 2001 11:37 PM
|Was at a LBS yesterday when up rode a guy on this...
I remember reading positive reviews in an old issue of "Bicycle Guide" magazine (still have it buried somewhere).
They're still being built.
Remain In Light.
Nov 4, 2001 4:00 AM
|I rode one of these for a while. They're pretty stupid, really, and don't make any sense, but they have a certain oddball charm I couldn't ignore... and they make a more interesting pub bike than yet another (yawn) cruiser. Also you can get two in the hammock.
|Is that IPRO?||lonefrontranger|
Nov 4, 2001 4:43 PM
|I rode for the DCC for my first few years' racing. It sure looks like Pete DiSalvo's shop (International Pro).
Now I'm getting homesick - for Dayton! And I live in Boulder, CO. That's BAD.
|Yup, and the 20th Anniversary...||Akirasho|
Nov 5, 2001 4:35 AM
|Torelli is Roger's.
FYI, Paul has left the shop and Roger is running it on limited hours, three days a week.
Dayton ain't so bad, but from a cyclist's POV it would have to be Boulder...
Remain In Light.
|Say hi to...||lonefrontranger|
Nov 5, 2001 8:28 AM
|Roger and Rick Toler for me. Roger rescued me from my amateurish attempts at bike mechanics any number of times, and he's the one who got me into mountain biking.
Someone told me Paul Martin left the shop about a year ago, or I would guess he was the one with the Pedersen. That wasn't Jim "Aldo" Ross' bike by any chance, was it? Aldo and Gary Gorrell were the ones who got me into cycling. You've probably heard stories about them if you ride with the DCC much. They both raced a lot in the 80's.
Pete DiSalvo is running a full-time bird farm now. My fixed gear is one of his old steel frames. I still have a set of Nuke Proof MTB wheels he built. They're 6 or 7 years old, with thousands of miles of riding and racing on them, still true and round as the day I bought 'em. I'm betting I'll wear the brake pads through the sidewalls before I have to use a spoke wrench on them.
There's a shop in Boulder (Vecchio's) that is the only shop I've ever found able to compare to IPRO's service level. Even when I lived Over-the-Rhine, sponsored by Cincy shops, I still paid top dollar and drove the hour and a half up to Bellbrook to have wheels built by IPRO.
Cheers - Beth Jordan (LFR)
|Say hi to...||Jeremy|
Feb 22, 2002 11:53 AM
|Hey Beth! How are things! What's up? IPRO has certainly gone downhill since Paul left. I'll never set foot in there again. I wish he would come back..........
|how do you measure STANDOVER height???||nfm|
Nov 5, 2001 7:40 AM
|Bike is part of a new marketing gimmick for the Pontiac Aztek...||js5280|
Nov 5, 2001 8:57 AM
|kind of like when VW was giving away Treks ;-)|| |