> I assume we've all been following this one:
> I am, needless to say, stunned..and the auction's not over
> And people laughed at me over that De Rosa frame. 'course,
> 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.
\r?\n> Charles Andrews
\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> #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.
\r?\n> --Jay Hanson