[CR]Damaged Bike

(Example: Framebuilders)

From: "Daniel" <dahlq@galenalink.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Damaged Bike
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 06:52:22 -0600

Dear Group, As one who has received a "Hurt Hetchins" and another bike or two from England with dents in the tubes from shipping, I read the story of the mangled $22.50 Raleigh 3 speed with interest. What if this bike had been one of the Rene Herse bicycles that travel, thanks to eBay, to Japan? I have often wondered whether these beautiful examples of the framebuilder's art make it to their destination without damage. But then, when it comes to shipping bicycles, I have become something of a pessimist. Does anyone know the story of bicycles that are shipped from the U.S. and/or England to Japan? What is the "safe journey" success rate?

Daniel "Loves English bikes, Hates Shipping" Dahlquist
      Gallena, IL