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


From: hersefan@comcast.net
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Again, Vintage Racing Bicycle Newsletter READY Please Read!
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 05:59:07 +0000


Sorry to bother,

Still looking for a few addresses for folks who reserved their copy of the Vintage Racing Bicycle Newsletter - if you reserved one, please email your address and I'll get it out per the post below.

There are still some reprint sets available also for those who didn't yet reserve.

Thanks again.

Mike Kone in Boulder CO


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From: hersefan@comcast.net

> Hi CR folks,

\r?\n>

\r?\n> To save me from individual responses if possible...

\r?\n>

\r?\n> The response to the reprints was so overwhelming that I was to get a slightly

\r?\n> better rate on the copies - so now domestic shipping is included in the $30

\r?\n> price!

\r?\n>

\r?\n> The Vintage Racing Bicycle Newsletter Reprints are being picked up from the

\r?\n> printer today - All bound and ready for shipment. The "book" is 189 pages, and

\r?\n> I printed it Single Sided so that its a bit easier on the eyes.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> To those who reserved a copy, please email me your shipping address (even if you

\r?\n> think I have it somewhere). Then please mail your check for $30 to

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Mike Kone

\r?\n> PMB506 1630A 30th Street

\r?\n> Boulder, CO 80301

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Note that for domestic shipping, I will cover the shipping (and packaging) by US

\r?\n> postal media mail as part of the $30 fee.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> I will start mailing them out early in the week - even if I don't have your

\r?\n> check yet. (is anyones reputation worth only $30? - I hope not!)

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Now - if you did not reserve one, I printed a few extra copies so you can still

\r?\n> just email your address and tell me to send it and you'll be in business.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Mike Kone in Boulder CO

\r?\n>

\r?\n>

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

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

\r?\n>

\r?\n> > 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

\r?\n> 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

\r?\n> 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

\r?\n> 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

\r?\n> then.

\r?\n> > >

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

\r?\n> posting,

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

\r?\n> 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.

\r?\n> It

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

\r?\n> and

\r?\n> > I

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

\r?\n> 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

\r?\n> write

\r?\n> > -

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

\r?\n> Bicycle

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

\r?\n> 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

\r?\n> 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

\r?\n> 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