[Classicrendezvous] Now: World's Largest Retro Store Was: What we need


Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 13:49:34 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <fb.cf66d80.272c8c55@cs.com>
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Now: World's Largest Retro Store Was: What we need

I know I've said this before but it bares repeating... there isn't anything on your list (with the exception of the Packard) that doesn't show up on eBay _every_ week and probably sells for what an OEM part would cost nowadays. Often, it sells for less. It just requires a little homework is all.

It's the old time vs. money equation. If you have the time, you can find it very cheap. If you have the money, you can find it very fast.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, California

Roadgiant@cs.com wrote:
>
> Listers,
> I have a 1980 MGB that I've restored from the ground up with parts
> readily available from the original manufacturers. It seems the British Car
> hobby created a Heritage Association that bands together various parts makers.
> What we need is a similar situation in the classic bicycle sector. I
> believe that this group will grow and am saddened to think that Mike Knoe and
> Bill Ward among others have had to abandon the game. If I could make up a
> wish list of parts to be remanufactured to original specs at reasonable
> prices, it would look like this:
>
> Campy brake gum rubber hoods with world logo
> Campy replacement brake blocks
> Campy jockey pulleys
> The entire SR/NR groups
> The Clement tubular tire range
> Alfredo Binda toe-straps
> Cinelli old logo bars and stems
> Fiamme red and yellow label rims
> Mavic OR 10 rims
> Brooks saddles (Maybe still?)
> Scott Matthauser labeled rust colored brake pads
> Older style alloy water bottle cages
> Protogs wool cycling shorts
> Detto shoes
> Pavarin cleats
> Old style crochet back gloves with snap closures
> Regina Oro freewheels and chains
> Cinelli Unicanitor saddles
> Campy 1037 steel pedals with the toe strap loop
> Cinelli toe clips
> Packard Carribean convertibles
>
>
> Okay, that last item is off list but it points up the inevitable, all good
> things fade away eventually.
>
> Oh, well.
>
> Yours in the wool,
>
> Scott "cloudy in LA" Smith