Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sweeping leaves on a windy day

Melghat 2010-2017

With the growing international recognition of Ashish and Kavita’s work, the publication of a book on Ravi’s life, the establishment of a university hospital (and another smaller hospital built and run by Ravi a little further away), and the small army of doctors that attend the camp each year, it looks as though this region will be well served into the future. 

For Dilip, Ashish, Kavita, Avinash, Ravi, and the many wonderful people that we met along the way, we thank you for welcoming us into your lives and allowing us to be a part of it all. It has been a privilege and an honour. I believe we leave as better people.

Goodbye India. I will miss you.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

How to age gracefully

1959 Ortelli Strada

Frame and fork

Georg Fischer lugs (sand-cast, modified, seat lug brazed without internal sleeve)
Columbus tubeset
Campagnolo dropouts
TT 56cm ctc, ST 55cm ctc
SN° 1659


1958/59 Campagnolo Record
  • Crankset 151 BCD (with pedal blanking caps)
  • Chainrings 52/46 (modified, drilled)
  • Pedals (short thread)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Headset
  • Derailleur shifters (open C)
  • Front derailleur (1st version)
  • Cable guides

1963 Campagnolo Record
  • Rear derailleur

  • Universal Extra 453949 calipers (Mod 51, 1950-60s)
  • Universal Mod 61 levers (1960s)

  • Campagnolo Gran Sport LF hubset 32/40 (late 1950s, open C QR)
  • Weinmann Alesa clincher rims (1950-60s)
  • Regina Oro GS Corse 5 spd freewheel (1960s)

Stem, bars, saddle, miscellaneous
  • Cinelli 1 steel stem (1950-60s)
  • Ambrosio Champion alloy bars (1950-60s)
  • Campagnolo Record seat post 27.2mm (1960s)
  • Idéale 90 SC saddle (Rebour treatment, 1970s)
  • Ale Torino wire cage (1960s)
  • Balilla toe clips (1950-60s)
  • Cinelli end caps (1970s)
  • modern cables, chain, tubes & tyres, reproduction brake hoods, tool roll
Vito Ortelli and Fiorenzo Magni