In the area I live...if it weren't for this list and posting the occasionally Wanted ad...I would be in BIG trouble. There are no vintage buffs around here...none. There are no fixed riders anywhere around here as well...so if it weren't for the list. I would be SOL!
and besides...just use the delete key for those topics of no interest...it isn't that tough!
Walter Skrzypek Falls Creek, Pa http://www.fixedgearhooligans.com
>I got a well voiced off list comment from a CR member, to which I responded
> Hi ___:
> Thanks for the note..
> << What will it take to enact some change and bring the list back to
> something that furthers the hobby of collecting bikes and not just
> furthering the finances of the members. >>
> I guess I see all sides of this.
> I see many folks (like myself!) who live in regions where there are few
> if any vintage buffs or swap meets or sources other than eBay to find old
> parts & bikes. So IMO the For Sale & Wanted to buy aspect is crucial to
> the list. I have no problem with people furthering their income if
> delivers to me stuff I want. Of course, I am a buyer and seller by
> profession, a retailer, albeit of normal modern stuff, but I just don't
> see a problem in looking at or deleting For Sale notices...
> I hope it's OK but I am sending the above to the whole list (+You didn't
> so I am keeping your comments w/o identity...
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, NC USA
> http://www.classicrendezvous.com "