Re: [CR]ebay outing: gios super record..sad


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Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 23:07:28 -0500
From: Joe Bender-Zanoni <joebz@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]ebay outing: gios super record..sad
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <20041228.174338.24130.87319@webmail06.nyc.untd.com>


Original bikes can also be parted out for good causes.

An Austro Daimler Inter 10 with a ding in the top tube (excellent rider frame for someone) is parted out to generate dough from all the quirky parts. Is that such a bad thing?

And apply that to a quixotic restoration of a McLean Fonvielle that involves a 600 mile round trip drive, bargaining with a pawn shop character (is that ever fun or profitable), removal of worthless/inappropriate components, removal of tricolor fade paint job, proper paint, all new components ...

Myself, I sell and I buy and I generally work toward straightening bikes out and selectively undoing entropy as I see fit.

However, I don't favor separating pantographed components as they are a PITA to reassemble and separating out pre-1970s bikes is generally ugly also unless the frame is shot.

I'll add that last I remember these Gios bikes didn't come with all the parts anyway. Just all the great pantographed stuff plus a shirt in foam box.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ


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Subject: Re: [CR]ebay outing: gios super record..sad



>
> chas-
> what is wrong with (the seller) making money?
> e-RICHIE
> chester, ct
>
>
> -- chasds@mindspring.com wrote:
> Note that the seller parted this out from
> a fully original, complete bike:
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=56197&item=7124180957&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
>
> That seems wrong to me. I know it's his bike. I know he can do whatever he wants with it. But I think it's wrong to part out a bike like that. I know why he did it. Maximize profit. Still seems wrong to me.

>

> Charles Andrews

> Socal