[CR]frogs and decals

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Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 22:10:21 +0100
From: "Ed MAGGS" <ed@maggs.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]frogs and decals

How queer - the first message got lost so my apology came through first

The post was an inconsequential observation about the nature of identity with bikes - decals for the Masi and so on.

As an outsider, can anyone tell me why there is so little activity about bikes with famous provenances? I had assumed that the bike collecting community would be all about the "machine that Anquetil took up the Galibier in xxxx" or "the bike that Campagnolo froze beside when he had the idea of the skewer". Let alone the terminal Simpson bike.

Is this because all the famously owned bikes are safely in museums, or because they're too hard to identify?

Ed Maggs, still Indian Summer, still in SE7, London