[CR]re:...the old stuff is pretty..


Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 17:02:44 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: chasds@mindspring.com
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]re:...the old stuff is pretty..

Steven Maasland wrote:

"This is precisely why I think that long-term, the cambio corsa, paris-roubaix and C-Record will always remain collectible, whereas the Nuovo Record and Super Record will eventually lose a lot of their appeal once our generation stops trying to relive their youth, buying up things they couldn't have as youngsters. -- Steven Maasland Moorestown, NJ"

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ah, but the Nuovo Record and 1st gen Super record stuff *IS* pretty.

I think the only reason Nuovo Record stuff may take awhile to grow in value is because there was so much of it made, not because it isn't pretty. I was looking at the molteni-orange Colnago I have in my office, full Nuovo Record, and I think those parts are really beautiful, with that faint touch of Fritz Lang-ish deco-decadence that will never be seen again--on a bicycle part, anyway.

This aside from any urge to re-live the past..

As for the later Super record, I tend to agree, although the 50th anniversary groups have a certain je ne s'est pas..

Charles "my french sucks in a faintly deco-ish way--so to speak" Andrews SoCal