RE: [CR]Parting out bikes, final word from me

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Subject: RE: [CR]Parting out bikes, final word from me
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 12:23:46 -0500

Original Message: ----------------- From: Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:55:37 GMT To: Subject: [CR]Parting out bikes, final word from me

If you run into something like that, leave it alone. Why even change the exact crankset for another one EXACTLY like it? NO point in it. If you need longer cranks to ride it, stick them on but keep the original. If you find something NOS, even if its an ItalVega or a PX-10, leave it alone. That's all I gotta say.

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA

Well exactly. And yes... that's the RULE. Cycle collecting is no different from collecting old cars. And that's the Rule there, too. Oh, you can talk about "diversity" and "rights" (pardon me if I pause to wretch), but what makes this the RULE? Easy. Peer pressure. Supposing I had Brian's 1971 Masi. Bought it fair and square. Mine. And I take it to a scrap yard and heave the whole thing into a compactor. Press the button. And take pix, too. My "right". But I've broken the Rule. Oh, I'm not going to jail and 99.98 per cent of the human race is not going to care. But are any of you going to let me into "Dale's Garage" after that? I think not. And I would hope not.

So folks can do anything they please with their stuff. As long as we can say they are selfish cretins and slam the garage door in their faces.

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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