Re: [CR]New York Times Article on Custom Bikes


Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer

Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 13:54:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: Roman Stankus <rstankus@mindspring.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]New York Times Article on Custom Bikes


Both the article and the commentary on the Serotta forum seem like unappetizing empty calories. Way boring.

Roman Stankus Atlanta, Ga.

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> http://www.serotta.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17883

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>Here is the article and commentary. Thanks to Richard Sachs for sending my way. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL

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>"The chance of success in these talks is the same as the number of "R's" in 'fat chance...'" GS-15 (SHAPE)

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>-----Original Message-----

>From: Kristopher Green <kristopher.green@gmail.com>

>To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org; loudeeter@aol.com

>Sent: Tue, 30 May 2006 10:03:37 -0700

>Subject: Re: [CR]New York Times Article on Custom Bikes

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>Lou Deeter noted:

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>...The New York Times had an article on custom bicycles on Sunday, 28

>May. It was in the Business Section, Page 7. They mentioned that

>custom bikes can cost as much as $20,000 and there is a picture of a

>lady holding her $8000 custom bike. It was interesting that only one

>CR listmember was mentioned that I caught--Don Walker. I was

>surprised that Richard Sachs wasn't mentioned given the location. Ben

>Serotta certainly got his share of press. Don Walker estimated that

>there are 125 professional builders now in the United States...

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>In addition, the same NYT mentioned that there's a show in Germany

>called "Pimp my Fahrrad", based on the MTV show (which I've never

>seen) called "Pimp my Ride". Anyone seen it?

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>And I've not had a chance to read it, but the latest Outside has an

>article about billionaire CEO bike racing enthusiasts. Those list

>members who take the line that their bikes are a portfolio with wheels

>may well be proven correct.

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>Kris Green

>Yes, I rode as well as read this weekend

>Olympia WA