Re: [CR]ebay outing: pending new high?


Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

From: themaaslands@comcast.net
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org (Classic Rendezvous)
Subject: Re: [CR]ebay outing: pending new high?
Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 17:39:15 +0000


Charles wrote:
> I assume we've all been following this one:
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2274581851&ssPageName=ST
> RK:MEWA:IT
>
> I am, needless to say, stunned..and the auction's not over
> yet.
>
> And people laughed at me over that De Rosa frame. 'course,
> this
> derailleur is much more rare than that frame, I guess.

I have supplied more than a few of these already, both to collectors in Japan and the US. The going price for a complete one in the shape of the one being offered is seemingly between $1500-2500. They are far from common, but are far more readily found than a De Rosa frame of the vintage of the one that you purchased. I'm happy to say that the seller is a genuinely nice and knowledgeable fellow.

--
Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ


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\r?\n> Charles Andrews

\r?\n> SoCal

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\r?\n> #1. THE PROBLEM: We have "overshot"

\r?\n> the carrying capacity of Earth and are

\r?\n> on the edge of "die-off" -- possibly even

\r?\n> "die-out". Probably no more than

\r?\n> two billion people could be sustained

\r?\n> indefinitely.

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\r?\n> #2. THE REASON: We (like other

\r?\n> animals) are programmed to overshoot

\r?\n> in the presence of "exceptional"

\r?\n> (more than average) food, water & health

\r?\n> care, etc. The net energy derived from

\r?\n> fossil fuel that enabled us to produce

\r?\n> exceptional food, water, etc. is

\r?\n> "peaking" now.

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\r?\n> --Jay Hanson