I was shocked to hear Al had gone to bicycle heaven, literally. He and had I talked many times and offer for quite a while teaching each other tidbits about the hobby. Many if those calls were about my 51 Columbia I bought from Steve G. in NC before he passed. Al talked me into a deal and for it to be shipped to him. I know this was all about the middleweight but it was good to talk and reminisce about a good friend and fellow hobbyist.