This has been a terrible year for the bike biz indeed! I can only partly relate to this report. Earlier in June or July, can't remember for sure, an arson set fire to his apartment which is above my Mother's bike shop. The resulting water and smoke damage were enough to claim quite a substantial $$. Several bicycles stored in an upstairs area were also deceased as a result. To make matters worse, The arson passed me the other day at my place of work, he claimed some type of religious reasons for keeping him out of jail and health reasons. He is now out walking around freely! And Several people living in the apartment at the time could have died as a result. But he is free? Like they say, When it rains, it pours. Seems like all the bad luck comes at one time. Hope everything works out Ok for Renaissance Cylces!
Walt Skrzypek Falls Creek, Pa
>From: "Eric Elman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Fire at Renaissance-Cycles
>Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 19:15:21 -0600
>I had just finalized another order with BC and receievd this
>I'd share this sad news with the rest of the CR list.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: renaissance-cycles <email@example.com>
>To: Eric Elman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 5:45 PM
>Subject: Re: Lost Crankarms/new order
> > Hi Eric:
> > Bad news! One of my neighbors had a fire and it got us too! As for now I
> > looking
> > at a total lost, I will know in a day or two what I am really looking at
> > it dosn't look
> > good! Your order was on-line for out going tomorrow, but I think
> > not.............Sorry!
> > I will still be in business, but I will only be able to fill orders from
> > suppliers stock.
> > Everything we had listed was in our hands, about ($ 250K!) in Campy
> > parts alone!!
> > My landlord had fire works stored there!
> > Knock me down and I'll get up and do it again,
> > Baron