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pretender

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04/19/2014 11:43 AM
been an interesting 18 months. freaked out, quit career, became frame builder, gave away a dozen frames, had "bad businessman" epiphany, went broke, quit riding, drank alot, scored an ideal gig in old career, started recovery of bank accounts, eased back on the sauce a couple months back. took this out yesterday, put road bars on it, aired it up and tuned it up, can't wait to get back out there tomorrow. i think 25'll do for a first ride in almost 2 years.
Orange Crush

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04/19/2014 01:58 PM
the Resurrection of Pretender? How appropriate :-)

...and he rose from the grave and mounted his bike...

(enjoy the ride!)
dkri

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04/19/2014 03:22 PM
Hey, congrats on putting it back together. So awesome when people do that for themselves.

Keep the rubber side down.
formerly dkri
vtguy

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04/19/2014 05:11 PM
Welcome back, and happy riding.
SideBySide

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04/19/2014 09:26 PM
Welcome back, to everything!
huckleberry

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04/19/2014 09:41 PM
Enjoy!
Cosmic Kid

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04/19/2014 10:10 PM
Welcome back, pretender!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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04/19/2014 11:37 PM
This post makes me smile, welcome back
79pmooney

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04/20/2014 12:31 AM
Another big welcome back! Cool bike.

Ben
THE SKINNY

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04/20/2014 08:55 AM
it's a shame the frame building gig didn't work out for you but i bet that's a tough business to be in. it sounds like quite the adventure, probably a good story in there somewhere. have a good ride.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
pretender

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04/20/2014 06:51 PM
Thanks, y'all. It's been an adventure allright. The year "off" was a much needed break from a decade in the office, though I went a little too far the other way. Ben- that's the one frame I managed to keep for myself (the better half and several friends got the rest). I slapped flat bars on it when I built it up (with a complete nos suntour sprint group), rode it to the store a few times, hung it on the rack. Today was the real maiden voyage- it's a bit of a tank, but smooth as can be and tracked really well on the 30 miles of hills I just did. Mighta should have been a little more modest in the first ride back- the legs have that old familiar jelly feeling that used to take 3 times the miles to acquire.
jacques_anquetil

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04/20/2014 08:51 PM
epic story. great bike.
THE SKINNY

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04/20/2014 08:58 PM
so are you still building frames? as a hobby?
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
zootracer

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04/20/2014 09:22 PM
Welcome back. I hope your first ride is enjoyable....
pretender

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04/21/2014 09:55 AM
skinny- as of now, no. i partnered with some former co-workers and am now in the field every day as a business owning land surveyor. i've been knocking down 80+ hour weeks for the last few months- making hay while the sun shines, as it were, and it's shining pretty bright in this neck of the woods right now. hopefully at some point sooner rather than later i can knock out a bike here or there, as i'm sitting on several thousand dollars worth of tubing, lugs, silver, and a jig (not to mention the credit card bills for all of that), but it has to take a back seat for now.
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