Re: [CR]Slow Shipments from Europe

Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

From: "Thomas R. Adams, Jr." <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Slow Shipments from Europe
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2004 15:53:24 +0000

Vintanxiety: The condition of excessive nervous tension brought on by waiting for the last few bits needed to finish a bike build up. Often associated with rare parts on order from Europe. I currently am suffering from an acute case of this malady over the Wizard, fighting off the temptation to just finish the bike with bits I have lying around instead of waiting for the last few "proper" parts to arrive. Vive, Martin and Baron!! Go, guys, go! Or rather, "Come on, Postal Service!"

Tom Adams, only been about 10 days so still plenty of time to wait in Shrewsbury NJ

>From: Fred Rafael Rednor

>Subject: Re: [CR]Slow Shipments from Europe
>Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 07:41:58 -0800 (PST)
> > Lately shipments from Europe have been very slow.
>I think we will find it has a lot do with the country from
>which the item was shipped, city from which the item was
>shipped, destination city in the USA, the carrier chosen to
>transport the goods and a fair bit of chance. This past
>Monday, an entire bicycle was sent to me from England and it
>arrived yesterday.
>That's pretty quick. I don't know if this is due to the fact
>that it was shipped from London to D.C., that the port of entry
>is full of Anglophiles, the phase of the moon or that Pete
>Paine sent it via some USPS representative in England. (Pete
>will have to explain how one sends something via USPS from
>England. It any event, it may explain the USPS's continuing
>sponsorship of a cycling team in Europe.)
>Since it was sent to my office, I do not as yet know what sort
>of treatment the package received. We shall see tomorrow...
>Now, this past Friday, a lifetime's supply of French bottom
>bracket cups was sent to me from the Netherlands. We'll have
>to see how long this one takes to arrive.
> Bon chance,
> Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia