Re: [CR]Fiorelli track bike on eBay


Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 15:16:34 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Fiorelli track bike on eBay
References: <106.21068bb3.2ba503b7@aol.com>


Brandon wrote: "People have asked quite a bit lately about how to tell quality workmanship from questionable. In my eyes this frame is of questionable workmanship..."

Peter wrote: "I don't think we have any idea where this particular bike might have fit into the builder's price scale, or maybe it was an overnight rush job for a special event. I found the comments uncalled-for."

While you shouldn't judge the overall quality of a company's products based on a lower priced model, I do think it is fair to point out what you are looking at to judge the quality of a particular frame for instance.

With anything long out of production we all have to play the detective and come to some conclusions for ourselves and I think it is helpful to share the criteria we use to accomplish that.

I think critical comments _are_ called for... especially when it concerns eBay auctions!

Chuck Schmidt L.A.

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