Re: [CR]Re: A steal on ebay - Cambrio Corsa Dalcezzi sold cheap


Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 08:04:55 -0400
From: jamie swan <jswan@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: A steal on ebay - Cambrio Corsa Dalcezzi sold cheap
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net
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Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> Paulie Davis wrote:
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> > Chuck Schmidt wrote:
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> > > The majority of the collectors I've met are looking for 1970s and even
> > > 1980s bikes and an old soldier from the 1940s while interesting, is not
> > > something they have been obsessing over trying to find and possess.
> >
> > Is it because most of us weren't the *right age* kids when the 1940's bikes were new? Perhaps it is that the '40's bikes don't hearken back to those *wish I could afford that cool bike* teenage years for many of the classicrendezvousers? Maybe the *bike boom* itself had a little bit to do with it after all?
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> > Paulie Davis
> > Los Angeles
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> Well you're right Paulie in that the 1940s bikes don't harken back to
> "wish I could afford that" but there are many other reasons for wanting
> to possess something old. Why in the world would I spend good money on
> an 1897 Duequesne? Or a 1950 Bianchi Folgorissima like Fausto Coppi won
> the 1950 Paris-Roubaix on? After all, I'm only 59 years old fur krist's
> sake :)
>
> Must be something else going on here?
>
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, CA

What is going on here is that every so often, through some Darwinian miracle, one vintage lightweight collector out of a thousand, stops polishing his "restored" 1970's Nuovo Record equipped production bike for a spit second and dares to wonder what came before...

Jamie run on sentence intentional Swan - Northport, N.Y.


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