FW: [CR]Re:Rally? $230...

(Example: Framebuilders:Tony Beek)

From: "nick zatezalo" <nickzz@mindspring.com>
To: "CR CHAT" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: FW: [CR]Re:Rally? $230...
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 20:06:09 -0500

I remember back in the late 80's when I was collecting "Classic/Vintage" Macgregor persimmon head golf woods;I was dumfounded by the escalation of prices caused by Japanese collectors.The rate for equipment I was buying here was being bought by Japanese collectors at a rate 6 times what I was accustomed to paying.In Japan that was considered FAIR MARKET VALUE. When you took into account that it was not unusual to pay $1,000,000. for membership in a country club;those were probably bargain prices for the same item in their market. I know this is not about bicycles but it does relate to "collecting vintage items" in general. Nick Zatezalo Atlanta,Georgia

----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-admin@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-admin@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of Chuck Schmidt Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2001 7:30 PM To: Classic Rendezvous Subject: Re: [CR]Re:Rally? $230...

John Dunn wrote:
> Jeez, you guys jump to the defense on these things
> as if I'm sitting in judgment and condemning these buyers to an everlasting
> hell. I don't seriously give a damn what they do with their money,but I am
> entitled to MY 2 CENTS (that means just my opinion. YMMV).

How about these apples... many on this list think the Juyrecord 60 derailleur ($1,635) went for _way_ more than it was "worth".

I'm of the opinion that in Japan it went for _less_ than it was "worth."

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California
http://www.velo-retro.com (10% off reprints and three T-shirts for the
price of two during December)