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Tom Simpson
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Burlingame, California
Current Bike Collection:
old Kessels "Main d'Or", the road bike from dinosaur days (1976)
Bianchi 'Cross Concept (vintage 2004)
Windsor, my first really super bike, from 1974
Favorite Race:
Zolder, even with no barricades.
Candlestick Point, someday I hope we run it in December
Presidio SF Nationals
Old Ft. Ord that started with 100 meter sand climb
CCCP - you WILL love the beach run, Comrades
Golden Gate Park
Providence Nationals '06
Dream Bike:
I only dream about making time to ride a bicycle more
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
There's enough atmosphere at 'cross events to support life on the Moon.

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At 10:20am on June 26, 2009, Kyle L. said…
Hey, thanks for getting back to me. There is absolutely no hurry. I am not even going to get the bike in my hand from my uncle for a couple weeks. I am just working on getting info on it and restoring it.

Thanks again,

At 11:51pm on June 25, 2009, Kyle L. said…
Hey Tom,

I saw that you have a Kessels Main Do'r. I am looking to restore my uncle's and I looking for as much info on it in the internet, but there isn't much. My email address is and if you could shoot me an email I would love to ask you a few questions about the bike.


At 10:09am on October 6, 2008, R Aguirre said…
Hi Tom. Got my Kessels back on the road; here's a picture
At 7:54am on August 17, 2008, R Aguirre said…
That's great of you. No hurry, of course. I'm interested in the head tube badge with the gloved or braceleted hand in the oval, the F. Kessels Constructeur decal (mine was silver) on the down tube, and any other distinctive transfers. Just some general pics would also be great, to see what an untouched one looks like. I'm striving for period correct, as far as possible. This would be great help. Sure miss riding my Main D'Or along Skyline and La Honda roads!
At 2:33pm on August 16, 2008, R Aguirre said…
Hi Tom,

Saw that you have a Kessel's Main D'Or. Is it original? I'm about to restore one I got 20 years ago and would love to see some photos if you have them, especially of the decals. I want my restoration to be as accurate as possible, but they're hard to find. If possible, please send photos to me at Thanks!

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