I: [CR]Ebay Outing: Bici da Corsa Legnano 1968

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From: "The Maaslands" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
Subject: I: [CR]Ebay Outing: Bici da Corsa Legnano 1968
To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 23:56:44 -0500

Jonathan posted:
> First, this is my first posting to this group. I've been a "lurker" for a
> bit, and have enjoyed and appreciated the list, with thanks to all.
>
> There seems to be some controversy that surrounds "Ebay outings" but I think
> I'm safe in this case, since the bad news is that the first bid is set
> at...gulp...6,000 Euros. The description appears to claim
> (ORIGINALE-PERFETTAMENTE CONSERVATA ACQUISTATA E MAI USATA) it is NOS, which
> if true certainly makes it...interesting.
>
> http://cgi.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1921184326

I have communicated with this fellow a few times over the last month. He did not know anything about his bike. He had originally advertised the bike in Italy on a free want ad website at 6500 euros. Thinking he had mistakenly put one too many zeros, I contacted him. After a number of emails, I suggested that he would be lucky to get 2000 euros. Personally, I suggested a more appropriate value of perhaps 1000 euros. It is a nice bike but has nothing particularly special and does not belong to the period of importance of Legnano. By the time this bike was produced, Legnano was well-ensconced in the Bianchi stable of brands.

Steven Maasland Moorestown, NJ

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