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

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 07:17:26 -0800 (PST)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]OK, I want to cry!
To: "P.C. Kohler" <>,,
In-Reply-To: <001f01c61c98$487ff570$5e390fd8@D36MSL71>

While Lou is right about the new owner's rights, I agree with Peter in deploring the parting out. I think the best solution for Chuck in future is to offer a bike to the list first with the request that the bike not be parted out. Of course, if one gets no takers, then one has to decide whether to go to eBay, or just not sell it. And even a CR buyer might later feel forced to part it out or sell to another buyer who might.


Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

"P.C. Kohler" <> wrote:

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:36 PM
Subject: [CR]OK, I want to cry!

> I know that this is common, but it feels like someone took one of my
> children and parted out their organs! OK, I know that is stretching it a
> bit. I just
> feel betrayed. Oh well, I had to get it off my chest- hopefully you
> guys/gals can empathize with me.
> I will go and cry in the corner,
> Chuck Schlesinger
> San Diego, CA

As well you should, Chuck. This man is a cad. A bounder. Probably rides a Litespeed. Wears spandex. Or maybe he doesn't even ride a bicycle. A Hummer-owner, that's it.

And for those here who trot out "it's his bike, it's just a thing", blah, blah, blah... why on earth do you bother collecting classic lightweights anyway? Collect string. Or bottle caps. But to take a complete bike that obviously someone cared for and put a lot of effort into completing and then part it out... yep, he drives a Hummer. I know it.

My condolences.

Peter Kohler
Washington DC USA