Re: [CR]Record high price for European ebay?

Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PX-10LE

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 20:04:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jay Van De Velde <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Record high price for European ebay?
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The underbidder for this bike was Stefan Schaefter who has some really nice bikes on his website: It's hard to imagine any upside left regarding resale though. Jay Van De Velde Seal Beach wrote:In a message dated 10/10/2004 5:32:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time, classicrendezvous Steve writes:

> I thought that my snipe bid of 800 euros might go somewhere with this Eddy Merckx bike, but as you can see, it didn't even register. I know this bike was interesting, but can somebody explain the final price of over $2800 for a 1983 Merckx bike? It has a 50th anniversary front derailleur and pedals, Campagnolo freewheel, and either highly polished or as per the description chromed parts.
> --
> Steven Maasland
> Moorestown, NJ
>Holy cats! I know that some of my students could get the components to
>shine like that using the chrome filter in Photoshop, but someone spent some
>serious time at the buffer with those parts! I think what you're seeing is
>a whole lot of Euros for a whole lot of shine.--
>Steve Barner, who wouldn't want to have to keep parts looking that good in
>Bolton, Vermont

It looks like most of the parts have been chromed except possibly the handlebars, toe clips and maybe a few front derailleur parts (and the anodized rims and stem of course).

I wonder if this is a manufacturer's show bike or the labor of love of some individual?

Bob Hovey
Columbus, GA