Re: [CR]Hetchins 23" Magnum Bonam 1957 Item number: 6573909559

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Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 09:21:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: Peter Naiman <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Hetchins 23" Magnum Bonam 1957 Item number: 6573909559
To: Phil Sieg <>
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cc: Flash <>
cc: Tom Rawson
cc: classicrendezvous
cc: Flash

Phil; He does list his phone number for further information which is very helpful. The jpgs are poor, but I won't hold it against him. Most times if you ask, sellers will provide better photos. The seller is obviously not a photographer and probably not using a digital.

What puzzles me is where he got his starting price. One never knows, someone out there might be willing to pay his price. Those TA pedals went for $3300, and I think it was last year a NOS first generation Campag Gran Sport rear derailleur went for $1550. I've some of the rarest surviving Hetchins in my small group and I've never paid anything even approaching his opening bid.

Peter Naiman
Glendale, WI

--- Phil Sieg wrote:

> Those are some pretty crappy pictures for a seller

\r?\n> who wants you to

\r?\n> start by tossing nearly $9k his way. You'd think he

\r?\n> could pull together

\r?\n> something a tad more professional (or hire a

\r?\n> starving grad student to do

\r?\n> it) for something that dearly priced.


\r?\n> Phil Sieg

\r?\n> Knoxville, Tennessee


\r?\n> Peter Naiman wrote:


\r?\n> >This auction will be interesting to watch. A 1957

\r?\n> >Hetchin's Magnum Bonum purchased about thirty years

\r?\n> >ago, outfitted with mostly Campy NR, ridden about

\r?\n> 200

\r?\n> >miles and then put in storage. Opening bid is a

\r?\n> >staggering GBP 4,950.00 or about $8500.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >No relation to the seller and I'm not bidding on

\r?\n> this

\r?\n> >one. Too rich for my blood.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >Peter Naiman

\r?\n> >Glendale, WI