Re: [CR]the bikes we buy for the darndest reasons


Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 21:41:58 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: rocketman531 <rocketman531@earthlink.net>
To: tmas7 <tmas7@comcast.net>, marc garcia <marcgarcia80@ameritech.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]the bikes we buy for the darndest reasons
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

I found a beat-up totally unremarkable Centurion at the swap meet sporting a nearly perfect Brooks Professional. The guy was asking $10, and I pounded him down to $9. After I got home, I felt bad for pounding the poor guy for a dollar. I put a proper saddle on the bike and donated it to a thrift store. The saddle sits on a PX-10.

Pat Moffat Tempe, AZ Where I am constantly seeking redemption

-----Original Message----- From: tmas7 <tmas7@comcast.net> Sent: Oct 26, 2004 7:18 PM To: marc garcia <marcgarcia80@ameritech.net> Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]the bikes we buy for the darndest reasons

marc garcia wrote:

"This just got me thinking if anyone else has bought a whole bike or frame just for a tiny part or bits."

Yes all the time. It's fun for me and quite habit forming.

Recently:

Winchester 70's era. for the bluemels fenders. Bridgestone Spica 1983, for the Alloy wheel set and "Randnner" bars. Austro-Daimler late '70's damaged frame, for all the cool parts it had

There have also been many times that I've been tempted but couldn't justify bringing home a hunk of 25" steel for a worn leather saddle or some such.

Thomas Haughn
Kent WA