Re: [CR]1981 red Bertin, NOS, $1045

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From: Donald Gillies <>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 09:44:03 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [CR]1981 red Bertin, NOS, $1045

I didn't say the bike was a bargain. I do think that this is a beautiful bike to look at, great auction presentation, and guess what ?? it has nice _lug lining_ ... :-) :-)

It seems to me that NOS bikes oftentimes fetch almost the same price as their descendants from today, e.g. $2495 for a NOS raleigh pro, etc., is about what you'd pay for a raleigh team bike with chorus today. Compared to a $2495 NOS 1977 raleigh pro, this bike seems to be not overpriced, and not underpriced.

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA