[CR]Re: Batty Bob and his new Bates

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Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 17:31:20 +0000
From: "Bob Reid" <bob.reid@btconnect.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <1010667884.brucerobbins@supanet.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: Batty Bob and his new Bates

Bruce et al,

Luck doesn't enter into - just sheer skill, charm, charisma whatever..........:-) No it's probably got more to do with the guy feeling sorry for me with the permanent worried look on my face or perhaps he felt pity because he thought I couldn't afford a real bike !

and this from the man who "find's" 1950's bikes at the local authority refuse tip.........mmmmmm and still finds time to work for one of the country's leading Newspapers.

Did I not mention he threw in a few other bit's as well......?

I'll hopefully post some "not-quite-as-good-as-Bruce-Robbins" photographs on the website tonight for more help, but thanks so far, to both Bruce and Hilary.....

Bob (flat broke)Reid Stonehaven Scotland.....

> From: brucerobbins@supanet.com
> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 13:04:44 +0000
> To: bob.reid@btconnect.com
> Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Batty Bob and his new Bates
> How lucky can you get? Bob Reid stumbles across a cache of Scots and some
> choice parts and someone "throws in" a 1937-ish Bates as well!
> You must have paid a fortune for all that stuff, Bob...
> Bruce
> --
> Bruce Robbins
> Near the hamlet of Lundie
> in the gloriously green and
> rolling Angus countryside