RE: [CR]interesting eBay bidding...Brooks

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From: "John Price" <jprice@2-10.com>
To: classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]interesting eBay bidding...Brooks
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 15:37:27 -0700


Roy states

"Swallows are my favorite Brooks, there's been many different methods and designs of attaching the cut-away portion. BTW, I stopped in at Trophy Bike in Philadelphia today and the last honey leather / copper rail Swallow is $199."

This gets back to my question - why was the one in the auction so valuable ? (Over $700!)

Apart from some possible shill bidding I can't see why even Kauzo would spend this much unless this particular Swallow has some uniqueness to it.

By the way, the latest Rivendell Reader has an interesting article on Brooks Swallow saddles.

John "I ride a Swift myself" Price Denver CO

-----Original Message----- From: Roy H. Drinkwater [mailto:roydrink@ptd.net] Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 3:33 PM To: classic list Subject: Re: [CR]interesting eBay bidding...Brooks

erichie asked:
>i'm in the outside loop with david here...
>what's the big deal with this bid history?

I'm thinking that some people are suspecting the "pamjknight" with only 2 feedbacks is a shill. Has won only one auction a year, but if you're going try to outbid "Kauzo"... ;^)

John asked:
>Why would this particular Swallow price so high (apart from the bidder being
>known to do this) ? Is this a certain, special model or just a case of I'm
>going to outbid the other guy no matter what ?

Swallows are my favorite Brooks, there's been many different methods and designs of attaching the cut-away portion. BTW, I stopped in at Trophy Bike in Philadelphia today and the last honey leather / copper rail Swallow is $199.

Also have you seen the Brooks catalog scans at Wallingford? http://www.wallbike.com/content/archives/catalogindex.html Bill Laine gives credit to Bruce Robbins for the Brown Brothers (Dale & Sheldon?) catalog scan CD's.

Roy "guess my saddle brand" Drinkwater Lititz, PA