Re: [CR]Worlds Most Expensive Turd???


Example: Production Builders:Cinelli
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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 20:47:05 -0400
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From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@ptd.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Worlds Most Expensive Turd???


Steve Barner wrote:
>
>Just think about how rare a bike made with Reynolds 531 aluminum (AKA
>Unobtanium, in the old days) and the virtually impossible to find Campagnolo
>lugs that look exactly like Nervex Professionals would be. Oh, those sly
>guys in the back of the Carlton factory slipping these incredible parts into
>a lowly International--and then coming up with a new chemical process to
>apply chrome plating to the aluminum so that it would look like all the
>rest. I'll bet they even figured out a way to make it magnetic. Lucky the
>guy found out about it, so he could know what it is he has. Of course, you
>would have to know that there is something special about the bike, since it
>must be the only '74 International with parts on it to tip the scales at 14
>lbs. Truly the bike of angels.
>
>But then, with that eBay user ID, maybe it was a revelation...

Well, he dropped the price down to $1500. But if he threw in the blue pickup truck, it might be worth it...maybe...

Roy "Super Trainer Excersizer himself" Drinkwater Lititz, "right track" PA