Donald Gillies wrote:
> I tried to conduct my collecting in a way that does not encourage
> chop-shops from partting out bikes. That means that most of my spares
> are typically not OEM equipment, e.g. stronglight 144 bcd rings,
> euro-asia hoods, tange levin spare races for that campy headset, etc.
> You can do it if you try.
> Do you conduct yourself with the same respect for our hobby ??
Hmmmm... let me see... how do I conduct myself with respect to our hobby ??
I only, ONLY use OEM equipment. So yes, I guess all the countless "chop-shops" that flourish around the world parting out those full-Campy Raleigh Pros and Gitanes are the result of my selfish behavior, my desire to enjoy my classic bike collection by riding the damn things!!!
The horror... THE HORROR... (sorry Marlon)
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California