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 Post subject: A Klunker Turns Up
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:59 am 
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A bicyclist surfing the web came across my website and sent me the following photos of a bike he purchased while in college in California around 1980. He told me enough about the original owner for me to put a name to him, a friend from those times who worked in a bike shop in Santa Barbara.

It's an original Marin County "klunker" from about 1979, and I wish the photos were better.


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 Post subject: Re: A Klunker Turns Up
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:35 am 
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Repack Rider wrote:
It's an original Marin County "klunker" from about 1979, and I wish the photos were better.

:lol: me too!
nice!


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:shock: 8)

The stuff of dreams!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:27 am 
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Very nice- hope it remains unrestored too!
Who did it belong to CK?

Si


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:24 pm 
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Cool 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:21 pm 
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Awesome, would love to build one one day. Hows yours coming along DrS


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:29 pm 
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Gives me chills to see this.
...then a lovely warm glow inside... :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:21 pm 
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Lovely style of bike. 8) I like to see them with patina.

I also like to see them restored as well. :D :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:48 pm 
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Original owner of this bike was a fellow by the name of Jay Carney. When I met him in 1980 at the Reseda to the Sea race, he had the most impressive dreadlocks I had seen up to that point, well past his waist. A few years later he took a world tour and decided that natty dread was not the image he needed, so he cut them off. Not sure, but I think Jay was one of the fortunate few to obtain a Trailmaster. I have no idea where he is now.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:54 am 
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Lush 8)

Been dreaming of building one of these for some years, too many other projects keep getting in the way....just going to have a look on eBay :lol:


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