Re: [CR]Reprise: Faggins get no respect...........$49.99 shipped YIKES!

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Subject: Re: [CR]Reprise: Faggins get no respect...........$49.99 shipped YIKES!
To: youngc@NetReach.Net,
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 17:51:16 EDT

Charlie- Yikes for $49.99!!............The Dang Seller Gave it No Respect!!! I am familiar with that frame enough to tell you that IT IS INDEED Columbus SL, CHROMED throughout beneath the Paint, and IS A TOP LINE BIKE! It "only" has Technociclo drop-outs......whaaa!! The auction closed before I could bid on it Dang!!! Double Dang...$49.99 shipped!! Call me a Faggin Lover or whatever you want,,,,,,,that darn frame is AS BEST AS ANYTHING Classic coming out of Italy, COMPARABLE TO ANY TOP Marque!!! The only thing I can think of is that the majority of US Pro Riders never rode Faggins, so US collectors of classic bikes have no relative experience with them. I will just add that about five years ago, I bought (what I believe is 86) Faggin Superleggera fully equipped with Campy CDA for $300. The frame is fully chromed beneath the paint, comes with chromed headlugs, rear triangle, and 3/4 of the fork. The Faggin name embossed on the frame no less than about a gazillion times,,, OK only 3 times on (Cinelli) BB shell, both seat-stay tops, both sides of seat lug, 3 times on top head lug, once on bittom head-lug, both sides of fork crown, and once on rear brake-bridge. Oh wait, thats 13 times.......Bad Mojo!!!!! To make matters worse, Faggin probably never even heard of Zambino Confente!!! Oh the shame!! Granted, it defiantely needed some TLC, but I only wish I could have gotten a top-end Italy steed for $49.99!! Yes, I know that Faggin is pronounced like Gardin, Bertin and Battaglin, but maybe somebody should start a rumor about some Frisky Faggin Waggins.(pardon the rant) Cheers, Dave Anderson Cut Bank MT

In a message dated 9/24/02 5:20:20 PM PST, youngc@NetReach.Net writes:
       I recall that we were recently discussing the lack of attention that Faggin frames receive. This auction certainly attests to that phenomenon:<blah> Must have been the rust that put folks off... Had the seller had a lower shipping cost, I'd have taken a flyer on it. Those who have seen my Viking know that I'm no stranger to iron oxide. Charlie "Hey, I'm patinated too" Young Honeybrook. PA