i was watching ken's a.s. gillot auction last week until it vaporized. if you recall, it was a relisted auction with a much-lowered reserve price, and he planned to donate the funds above the new reserve price to a disaster relief charity fund. i asked him why the auction disappeared. it's a nice bike and he's a stand-up guy for doing this. e-RICHIE here's his reply...
--------- Forwarded message ---------- From: email@example.com To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 18:16:27 -0400 Subject: Gillott Charity Auction Message-ID: <0109151000.AA1000592154@uism.bu.edu>
In reply to your enquiry about the Gillott Charity Auction, I am sad to say that an unscrupulous member of the vintage hobby contacted Ebay to notify them that my auction listing included the word "pre-Campagnolo" and I was cancelled for what they term "keyword spamming". Actually I disagree that it is keyword spamming, nor was it intended to. I feel that this particular cycle represents the epitome of a pre-campagnolo era cycle, as much as a painting may be "pre-Raphaelite" "pre-Raphaelite" or a work of sculpture "Postmodern". Anyways, I relisted the item, and plead to anyone who may be interested in donating to the resue and cleanup effort underway in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington to consider bidding on this great bike. I lost several friends last Tuesday, including my Best Man, and this is one of many ways that I intend to help.
Thanks for asking.