"No, I did not see this article. Thanks for posting it. A very accurate evaluation though I always take umbrage when people compare it to a corvette or the like. It is an incredibly well-crafted refined car that is appreciating very rapidly right…"
"Crap, that's coming up soon. The weekend after I'm planning to bike to Madison, in fact. Smack dab in the middle of nowhere between two highways, Wellsboro is. 621 miles, about 9 hours. That's all of Thursday…"
"Car guys or not, everyone should love these by photographer Paul Michael Smith:
But, these aren't real cars and only some of the background is model, the rest is real life.
Some of these scale photos in his flickr stream are…"
"Sweet! In the less-sexy 60s Mopar department, I saw a cherry-looking (as well as I could tell in the dark, anyway) '68 or so Valiant Signet 4-door parked outside the Logan Theater the other night. That on the same night that I stopped to take a…"
"Sweet! Front car looks to be a 29-30 Cadillac (probably a V8) dual-cowl. The rear car has me stumped; no identifying badge on the grille (you can rule out Packard because the hood is rounded), but those marker lights remind me of early 30s…"
Michael, I guess it was you running on the LFT? Sorry, didn't see you: tunnel vision. Though, I have to say that if it were a group of shapely women instead of middle aged dudes, I would probably notice them ;)
Postscript: Hi Michael
One other thing of our previous thread that raises a question is that when I took a good look at the bike in the sunlight this afternoon one can clearly see blue paint showing through in various places on the frame and chain case. That along with the plastic fenders and no locking fork raise the question of whether this might be a parts bike salvage. This isn't anything I can't live with-I'm just wanting to establish what the bike is and to get your thought. My lbs says that he sold a lot of these bikes and there were not any plastic fenders. Did you buy it from a private party or a bike shop? Anyway, that's the latest. Jim
Michael, yeah you definitely did a great job of packing. And I appreciate your observations-I think the variation in manufacture that you mention is likely the case. I'm taking it down to the lbs next week and look forward to some good times with it. Thanks again and enjoy your weekend. Jim
Please see my earlier post re comments and questions. Also, how do we reconcile that this Superbe does not have the fork lock which is a signal item for that model? BTW, the lugs on this model are really nice. Regards. Jim