[CR]re: new level of "parting out" old bikes

(Example: Framebuilding)

From: "C. Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: "Jan Heine" <heine93@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:12:22 -0800
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]re: new level of "parting out" old bikes

Jan wrote:

"I think it is an act of barbarism to cut up what appears to have been a nice frame. I am told the same seller cut up a wonderful cyclotouring bike from the 1940s to retrieve its front derailleur braze-on!"

******** I agree. This is disgusting. The seller clearly doesn't understand why those drop-outs went for so much money. They were new, NOS, unused, and ready for a glass case, for display, and I bet that's exactly where they ended up. If these butchered drops sell at all, it will be for far less than those other ones did.

I wonder what frame was destroyed..looks like it was some very nice old french frame.

Sad. But..you know..it's human nature. We'll do anything for money apparently. Some of us, anyway.

Charles Andrews SoCal

"What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are."

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