There haven't been any Retrogrouch updates for at least a week or more - Sorry. Internet access has been spotty. More on that later.
In the meantime, I can report that the Classic Rendezvous group had a big vintage bike weekend recently in Greensboro, North Carolina. It's one of those events that any fan of vintage and classic bikes really must get to some time, though there hasn't been one for a couple years. I didn't get to go this year either, but it's nothing to feel too bad about. When there's more time, and better internet, I'll post all about that.
Until then, if you're looking for something new to read, here are a couple of reports from the CR weekend that might interest you - from somewhat newer blogs that I've been enjoying lately.
One report comes from Scott Calhoun at The Beautiful Bicycle.
Scott drove all the way from Tucson, Arizona to get to the event in North Carolina. His report was a nice read.
Also, there are several of articles about the Classic Rendezvous weekend from Brian Ignatin and Matthew Butterman of the Handbuilt Bicycle Guide.
CR weekend includes a vintage show with winners in various categories, and a full list of winners is on the HBG. Also, there were guest speakers for the event, including framebuilders Brian Chapman, Peter Johnson, and Dave Moulton, who gave different perspectives from different eras in bicycle building.
Another report people should definitely check out comes from Dave Moulton himself, whose blog is always worth a read.
Hopefully those will keep you busy until I can get back to more regular posts.