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

Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 19:16:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: Raymond Dobbins <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Yowza! Mavic rims at $1250 on eBay?
To: "Anderson, Robert" <>,
In-Reply-To: <>


i think your statement was essentially a statement of fact. although the auction is not over, at this point it is highly likely that the rims will find a new home in japan. that auction has turned into a bidding battle between two japanese individuals.

you know what, i hope they enjoy their new home in japan too - on a toei hopefully.

ray dobbins
miami florida

--- "Anderson, Robert" wrote:


\r?\n> earlier I wrote:

\r?\n> I hope they enjoy their new home in Japan.


\r?\n> It has been pointed out to me that perhaps this statement could be

\r?\n> interpreted as being negative, denigrating, or even possibly racist i


\r?\n> regards to our fellow bicycle enthusiasts in Japan.

\r?\n> Nothing could be further from the truth. I was merely stating an

\r?\n> opinion, that these types of items, at these types of prices, are

\r?\n> often

\r?\n> purchased by Japanese bidders. Nothing more.


\r?\n> I, myself have sold a number of classic bicycle related items to

\r?\n> Japanese collectors and without exception have had positive

\r?\n> experiences.

\r?\n> The collectors in Japan that I have dealt with have been polite,

\r?\n> enthusiastic, generous and appreciative. In my experience thay have

\r?\n> always left positive feedback on eBay. I very much appreciate having

\r?\n> them as customers.


\r?\n> What I SHOULD have said was: I would absolutely LOVE to see the

\r?\n> bicycle

\r?\n> that these rims are destined to be a part of.


\r?\n> Regards,

\r?\n> Rob Anderson

\r?\n> Brooklyn, NY