Re: [CR]Repainted Dutch Bicycles...


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Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 13:21:48 -0400
To: fred_rednor@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Warren & Elizabeth <warbetty@sympatico.ca>
Subject: Re: [CR]Repainted Dutch Bicycles...


There is a high end road bike shop that has reopened in Toronto. It's owner has been involved in racing and retailing bikes here for over 3 decades. I went into John's store other other day to admire all of the beautiful frames I couldn't afford (especially the Rossin Gibli), when he pulled out out an unpainted frame. He told me they were factory Bianchi road bikes that were for a South American National team that went bankrupt and he would sell them for $500 cdn. He has 25 such frames. I passed and bought the SL Gianelli I spoke of the other day...a complete bike for $400.

Similar stories yes? Makes you wonder.

Warren Young Toronto

But I do wonder what happened to the frames. Did
>they get sold elsewhere, perhaps to buyers who raced on them
>and then repainted them? Or did they simply go to Panasonic
>with the rest of the team? (By the way, Harry also seems to
>have disappeared but not before getting me involved in a water
>bed deal that's too off-topic to mention here.)
> Regards,
> Fred Rednor - making an honest living in
> Arlington, Virginia, USA