[CR]Not one of the eight

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Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 10:13:14 +1000
To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Geoff Duke" <G.Duke@civag.unimelb.edu.au>
Subject: [CR]Not one of the eight

Hi Folks I have support a few people here.I know this list was set up by Dale and that he does a great job.To be able to bring together a like minded group to talk about such an interesting topic is something that deserves our respect in more ways than one.As the administrate he gets to say what is on or off topic, OK.Having said that different people view ownership in different ways.Many who see themselves as a little community minded may see themselves as part owners in that community and feel the right to have some say in its direction.Healthy community's are made up of diversity.My personal slant on this last topical discussion was best summed up by Dennis Young when he said
               I think that what value, importance, and appreciation, we as knowledgeable
                collectors and enthusiasts 'attach' to classic bikes, is generally in large
                part a manifestation of the spirit or *soul* that was originally put into
               them by their creators. You sound as if you think that making things that
               have a longevity of appeal is done simply by cut and dry techniques. I
               would reason that going to the lengths to make something that remains
                practical and beautiful through the ages, is a lot more work than just that,
                and motivation is a relevant part of the equation. If it were so easy to
                define, more people would be doing it. If we ignore this side to our interest then the list will degenerate into just another bike list and as Brandon said that isn't what we want. Geoff Duke in wintery Melbourne Australia