Re: [CR]OK, I want to cry!


From: hersefan@comcast.net
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]OK, I want to cry!
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 01:23:16 +0000


While what Lou says is true, it doesn't make Chuck feel any better. And from my own experience with similar betrayals, I understand why Chuck is upset. When I owned Bicycle Classics inc., there were many bikes we could have parted out that we didn't - for the reason that they should have stayed together. Now I also parted some out that maybe I shouldn't have.

But the reality is that almost all bikes are worth more apart than together. That is why many of us often deal closely with friends who we know will give certain items a good home. Economics does not always allow for it.

But we can still be mad.....

Mike Kone in Boulder CO


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From: LouDeeter@aol.com

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\r?\n> Chuck Schlesinger said, about selling a bike and seeing someone part it out:

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\r?\n> "Oh well, I had to get it off my chest- hopefully you

\r?\n> guys/gals can empathize with me."

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\r?\n> Chuck, when someone buys something from me, they own it. Unless it was a

\r?\n> historically significant bike, which means they probably didn't get it from me

\r?\n> anyway, as I said--they own it. It is their bike. If they want to cut it

\r?\n> up, sell it, give it to the homeless, it really isn't any of my business.

\r?\n> Sorry to sit on your chest, but that is life. My recommendation is to enjoy

\r?\n> what

\r?\n> you have and the money you got for it. I mean, how do you think your former

\r?\n> child thinks---Daddy sold me! Lou Deeter, Orlando FL