Re: [CR] Vintage Racing Bicycle Newsletter READY Please Read!


From: hersefan@comcast.net
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Vintage Racing Bicycle Newsletter READY Please Read!
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 17:56:45 +0000


Hi CR folks,

To save me from individual responses if possible...

The response to the reprints was so overwhelming that I was to get a slightly better rate on the copies - so now domestic shipping is included in the $30 price!

The Vintage Racing Bicycle Newsletter Reprints are being picked up from the printer today - All bound and ready for shipment. The "book" is 189 pages, and I printed it Single Sided so that its a bit easier on the eyes.

To those who reserved a copy, please email me your shipping address (even if you think I have it somewhere). Then please mail your check for $30 to

Mike Kone PMB506 1630A 30th Street Boulder, CO 80301

Note that for domestic shipping, I will cover the shipping (and packaging) by US postal media mail as part of the $30 fee.

I will start mailing them out early in the week - even if I don't have your check yet. (is anyones reputation worth only $30? - I hope not!)

Now - if you did not reserve one, I printed a few extra copies so you can still just email your address and tell me to send it and you'll be in business.

Mike Kone in Boulder CO


-------------- Original message --------------
From: hersefan@comcast.net

> Hi CR folks,

\r?\n>

\r?\n> For those who are waiting for confirmation that their Vintage Racing Bicycle

\r?\n> Newsletter reprint packages are available, it will be a few more days. I'm

\r?\n> still building the new master, which I hope to complete by Wednesday AM and then

\r?\n> I'll get it to the printer.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> For those who may have missed the post, the details are below. If you are

\r?\n> interested but have not submitted your "reservation", just email me in the next

\r?\n> day or so.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Mike Kone in Boulder CO

\r?\n>

\r?\n> -------------- Original message --------------

\r?\n> From: hersefan@comcast.net

\r?\n>

\r?\n> > Hi CR folks,

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > The response to my offer to sell reprints of my old publication, the Vintage

\r?\n> > Racing Bicycle Newsletter, was quite overwhelming. Needless to say, I hit the

\r?\n> > minimum number I needed to justify the project.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > So to everyone who emailed me (I did not respond to the emails, I just saved

\r?\n> > them and took names), please hold tight and I'll try to get them done in the

\r?\n> > next 7 to 10 days. When the sets are completed, I'll email everyone with

\r?\n> > confirmation that their set is waiting. Payment and shipping will happen then.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Now, if anyone else is interested who did not respond to my original posting,

\r?\n> > just let me know in the next couple of days. I'll be getting the master ready

\r?\n> > and the actual printing (copying) will happen no sooner than the end of the

\r?\n> > week.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Some folks have inquired about scans and clean ups and all sorts of things. It

\r?\n> > would all be nice, and I've thought of it, but I know my time constraints and

\r?\n> I

\r?\n> > know how ugly the originals are. It just doesn't make sense to open the giant

\r?\n> > can of worms. They will be as they will be I'm afraid.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Thanks again!

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Mike Kone in Boulder CO

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > -------------- Original message --------------

\r?\n> > From: hersefan@comcast.net

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > > I've had a request for backissues to the defunct newsletter I used to write

\r?\n> -

\r?\n> > > the Vintage Racing Bicycle Newsletter. I published this when I owned Bicycle

\r?\n> > > Classics Inc. many years ago. The newsletter was started at the begining of

\r?\n> > > 1994 and ran through 1999. The articles were pretty crude, the graphic

\r?\n> quality

\r?\n> > > was terrible, the spelling even worse. But it retrospect the newsletters

\r?\n> track

\r?\n> > > the development of our hobby in its early days. There were 17 issues (I

\r?\n> think,

\r?\n> > > I only have through 17), each about 10 pages long (including the mailing

\r?\n> > page).

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > I'm thinking of reproducing these - some of which will look even worse then

\r?\n> > they

\r?\n> > > originally did due to second generation reprints.

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > But - if your not scared away, and you want early articles on things like

\r?\n> > Masi,

\r?\n> > > Confente, Herse, Austro Daimler, Hetchins, frame construction, Campagnolo

\r?\n> > stuff,

\r?\n> > > and articles from some of the well known folks who frequent the CR list,

\r?\n> > please

\r?\n> > > email me.

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > I think I would reprint the pile, and sell it as a big bound volume (about

\r?\n> 190

\r?\n> > > pages) and charge about $30 or so.

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > If interested, please email me, so that I can figure if/how many to run.

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > Also, there were some folks who may not have taken up the offers to redeem

\r?\n> > > unused portions of subscriptions for cash or parts when publication ceased.

\r?\n> If

\r?\n> > > you are owed anything from then (5 years ago), let me know and hopefully I

\r?\n> can

\r?\n> > > make it up to you with reprints or something else.

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > Mike Kone in Boulder CO