Re: [CR]Re: Parting out bikes

(Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer)

Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 22:15:56 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Parting out bikes
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Chuck Schlesinger wrote:
> (snip)
> The people I do not agree with are the ones who do not have an appreciation for the bicycle. Those that only see the parts as a way to make money. They do not appreciate the workmanship and they could care less about history. They only see rarety as a precursor to a high sale price.

Every single one of the major players selling vintage parts in the past ten years has had a passion for bikes. They all could have made a lot more money selling just about any other collectable you could name. Selling vintage bike parts is no way to make money if you are at all serious about making money.

They seem like they just sell stuff but they _never_ let you know what they keep for themselves.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California