RE: [CR] Clifton32


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From: "Dave Patrick" <Patrick@aardvark-pro.com>
To: "'Steve Neago'" <questor@cinci.rr.com>, "'Eric Elman'" <tr4play@cox.net>
Subject: RE: [CR] Clifton32
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 11:42:36 -0400
In-Reply-To: <002301c399d7$bc1336a0$cbb71b18@cinci.rr.com>
cc: 'classicrendezvous' <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

My experience w/32Clifton (not Clifton32) has been excellent. The young woman's name is Elizabeth Marsh and yes, she is helping to dispose of a substantial amount of vintage bike parts. I've purchased probably about fifteen various items from Elizabeth over the past two years, and I'm currently waiting for three more pieces. Elizabeth ships promptly and her items are always as described. And to be candid, she doesn't seem to like inquiries about items that aren't listed on Ebay. I did this early on and it seemed to put her off a bit. But then again, I lost out on an item a few weeks ago, coming in as the second highest bidder, and she was kind enough to email and tell me she had an extra identical item and that she would kindly give it to me for my bid amount. That's not too bad, is it?

Dave Patrick Chelsea, Michigan

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of Steve Neago Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 10:37 PM To: Eric Elman Cc: classicrendezvous Subject: Re: [CR] Clifton32 discussion- was:Olmo decals

"Clifton32" is a shared ebay acct between a retired man and his daughter. The daughter tends to run the auctions and is not all that familiar with vintage bikes, as far as I can tell. The man use to work for Raleigh UK, but I do not know his responsibilities with Raleigh. He did acquire a large number of Raleigh and Reynolds decals before he left Raleigh. It may be that "Clifton32" has found other sources for decals.

My first experience with Clifton32 was somewhat mixed... I asked the seller before the auction ended if they had any more Raleigh 531 decals and they said no. I then paid a premium auction price for what I thought I was told were the only ones available. Lo and behold, the same item then appeared repeatedly for the next year as the prices went lower. Ah well, at least I got what I asked for...

Regards, Steve Neago
Cincinnati, OH


----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Elman"
To: ; "Morgan Fletcher"
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Olmo decals & Super Record headset needed



> Morgan,
>
> Please advise your friend that an ebay seller "clifton32" (very active ebay
> seller from the UK) has what I believe to be the earlier version decals you
> speak of. Not sure if they have anymore, but I bid on at least to sets (and
> lost) within the past year. Hope that is a lead.
>
> Good luck,
>
> Eric Elman
> Somers, CT
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Morgan Fletcher" <morgan@hahaha.org>
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 1:01 PM
> Subject: [CR]Olmo decals & Super Record headset needed
>
>
> > My friend Tom has dropped off his Olmo at Ed Litton's shop for a
> > restovation. (Hi Ed!) He's looking for the period-correct decals - or even
> > the artwork or scans or photos for the period-correct decals - for his
> > bike. Here's what he wrote me:
> >
> > You mentioned you might know of a group of enthusiast that might be able
> > to help me track down some decals to buy or copy during the restoration
> > of my Olmo bike.
> >
> > I found this one on ebay:
> >
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3632782393
> >
> > Mine must be the one made before this one. Mine is a Competition but it
> > doesn't have a braze on front derailleur and also has a cut out bottom
> > bracket. My decals don't have the oval white backing. I particularly
> > liked the fact that mine said OLMO down the back of the seat tube. I
> > remember the quote "so the competition can see what you are riding". To
> > bad the competition was never back there to see it.
> >
> > -TomQ
> >
> > He is also looking for a NOS Enlish-thread Super Record headset.
> >
> > Can any of you help Tom? His email is zippy@tomquinn.com.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Morgan "miss my old Olmo track bike" Fletcher
> > Oakland, CA