[CR]$1,500 for Ochsner frameset???

Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

From: "John Clay" <jmedclay@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 20:07:21 +0000
Subject: [CR]$1,500 for Ochsner frameset???

Hi Listmembers;

Based on the responses I've gotten the Ochsner frameset doesn't seem to be exceptional. It's a nice frame, and no problem with that, but not exceptional. So, why would someone offer me $1,500 for it?

I put it on the CR site for trade for something that would fit me and out of the blue I got an offer of $1,500. No reply to my response which was that I would consider it after looking into what it might be worth.

The frame is signed though I can't quite make it out - the builders signature is worse than mine. Sticker says "Handmade in Switzerland" and it's of Colombus tubing - Zeta or something like that. The lugs are thinned, edges squared and nicly executed but .......

I am puzzled. Any more ideas?

John Clay
Tallahassee, FL