[CR]eBay Herse outing: anyone interested in forming a "syndicate"?

Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina

Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 18:22:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <8c14bd1405081117479794bd8@mail.gmail.com>
Subject: [CR]eBay Herse outing: anyone interested in forming a "syndicate"?

OK - here's the story: I neither need nor want 2 of these things and the men's frame is too large for me. Therefore, I am interested in forming a small "syndicate" (i.e. with one other person) to bid on these bicycles.

If you are interested, please contact me off-list so we can negotiate, work out out the details and so forth.
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

--- Dan Kehew wrote:

> So my personal rule is not to out eBay items, 'cause there's

\r?\n> the

\r?\n> possibility of setting listers against one another and

\r?\n> stomping all

\r?\n> over someone's bargain and whatever.


\r?\n> And then there's this eBay item, with more than 5 days to go,

\r?\n> reserve

\r?\n> not met, and a current high bid above four thousand -- we're

\r?\n> into the

\r?\n> rare air here and I believe all bets are off. This is where

\r?\n> we watch

\r?\n> the big boys go at it. Item number:


\r?\n> 7174774052


\r?\n> Description copy-pasted:

\r?\n> Pair exceptionally rare 1964 Rene Herse bicycles, with

\r?\n> consecutive

\r?\n> numbers stamped on fork and derailleur bracket (81 64 and 82

\r?\n> 64),

\r?\n> matching parts and paintwork. All original parts, the bikes

\r?\n> haven't

\r?\n> been ridden much and the working parts are in excellent

\r?\n> unworn

\r?\n> condition. It is extremely rare to find a perfect matching

\r?\n> pair of RH

\r?\n> bicycles, in this condition and 100 % original it is a one in

\r?\n> a

\r?\n> lifetime chance... Exceptional condition paint on the men's

\r?\n> bike, the

\r?\n> paint on the lady's mixte bike is not so perfect and will

\r?\n> need a

\r?\n> little touching in, still extremely nice. Size 58 cm for the

\r?\n> men's

\r?\n> bike, 51.5 for the mixte, measured from the middle of the

\r?\n> bottom

\r?\n> bracket to the top of the saddle tube. Brooks saddle RH stem

\r?\n> RH double

\r?\n> chain wheel 46/28 RH cranks RH racks with special protections

\r?\n> on the

\r?\n> back to stop the bags slipping Huret Allvit Luxe derailleurs

\r?\n> RH screws

\r?\n> and bolts through out Mafac cantilever brakes and levers

\r?\n> Lyotard

\r?\n> pedals and Christophe clips Soubitez ball front light, Cibie

\r?\n> back, Jos

\r?\n> dynamo Maxicar hubs with Bell wing nuts Sonnett Weinmann 650

\r?\n> B rims

\r?\n> with labels Lefol Le Paon mudguards Original blue and gold

\r?\n> paint If

\r?\n> the bikes don't reach reserve price, I will be prepared to

\r?\n> separate

\r?\n> them and accept offers, or put them on eBay separately. A lot

\r?\n> more

\r?\n> photos are available on request or visible at

\r?\n> http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/alexbicycles/my_photos


\r?\n> Dan again: Wow. Gotta check my lotto tickets again. Right

\r?\n> size, right

\r?\n> ... heck, right everything. Just right.


\r?\n> No, this time I'll just have to sit by with my popcorn and

\r?\n> watch the price

\r?\n> rise.


\r?\n> Dan Kehew

\r?\n> Davis, CA