Re: [CR]Yowza! Mavic rims at $1250 on eBay?


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From: "P.C. Kohler" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: "Anderson, Robert" <randerson2@grey.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <61BA0DAB29D0734EB915D47BEB0226FE01E586A2@ex-777-01.ggg.grey.global>
Subject: Re: [CR]Yowza! Mavic rims at $1250 on eBay?
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 22:04:22 -0400
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"It has been pointed out to me that perhaps this statement could be interpreted as being negative, denigrating, or even possibly racist i regards to our fellow bicycle enthusiasts in Japan."

Really, by who? What a load of nonsense. I honestly love folks who take offense at the notion that others might... well take offense! What PC twaddle.

Hey, I have no problem that Japanese collectors pay what I regard as absurd prices for stuff in bidding frenzies. It's more amusing than annoying. And sure I am sure some collectors in Japan really do have 53 Simplex skewers with the little plastic wingnuts. But I guess I shouldn't say this because it's.. what "racist"? Wow. Anyway, here's hoping this German-Dutch-Scottish American can make enough money to beat them at their own game. You'd just say I'm a guy who has to have it all at any price. And you wouldn't be racist. Just right.

Peter Kohler
Washington DC USA