In a message dated 6/16/04 3:04:00 PM, Steve writes:
> >So the big question why sell it [since] he just got it.
I can think of several reasons...
1) When confronted with the bike in person, it wasn't right for him. Maybe it was not the right size, maybe he didn't like the ride, whatever. Many folks want riders, not collectibles.
2) He bought it to restore, then backed off when he got price quotes on repaints, removal of braze-ons, etc.
3) He tried to sneak into the house with the bike on a night his wife decided to stay up and watch Letterman.
4) He's selling it so that he can buy #670 which is also on Ebay right now (# 3683417486) and is a much nicer bike than this one.
5) The price was a bit low at the end of the previous auction and he figured that if he grabbed the bike and relisted it without photos so that buyers would not know about the repaint or the braze-ons (which were clearly mentioned in the previous seller's description), he might get a higher price on the second go-round. I sent him a note suggesting he repost the pics from the previous auction and also offered to send him the pics from my own collection, but I never heard back, so there is at least a chance that he has no interest in accurately representing this bike.