Re: [CR]New list member intro, frame repair

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From: <hersefan@comcast.net>
To: Anthony Penzinski <anthony@penzinski.com>, Classic Rendezvous List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]New list member intro, frame repair
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 13:44:18 +0000


There is no way to put a value on sentimental value - so sometimes "logic" is not relevant. In such cases, disregard the following...

But "logic" would dictate that a nice used frame of same size and color of the period be found instead - far cheaper than the cost of the frame repair and correct refinishing (with chrome lugs, decals, etc). And a clean original won't have the same fork trauma and the second round of heating of the lugs. I figure a good example of such a period International would be $250 to $400 at most - To get the one described rebuilt and refinished correctly would have to be $600 to $700 or more (and if they claim less, I doubt its being done right). And when your done, I bet you have a frame with resale value no more than $200 to $300.

Good luck solving the sentimental vs logic quandry.

Mike Kone in Boulder CO


-------------- Original message --------------
From: Anthony Penzinski

> Hello everyone!

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\r?\n> My name is Anthony. I live in Bellingham, Washington, where I work as a

\r?\n> marine mechanic. One of my prize possessions is a 1971 Raleigh

\r?\n> International; I purchased it, minus hubs, derailleurs and cranks, from

\r?\n> the original owner in 1982 for $50.

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\r?\n> In the early '90s I got into a nasty wreck riding by a public market in

\r?\n> the Republic Of China when a housewife on a 50cc japanese scooter

\r?\n> suddenly pulled out in front of me. I pretzeled the front wheel, pushed

\r?\n> the front forks back to zero rake and bent the top and down tubes. I

\r?\n> built a new wheel, pulled the forks back out and kept riding it until

\r?\n> '98, when I finally realized how dangerous it was and put it away. It's

\r?\n> now 2006, and I'm about to send it off to Yellow Jersey in Madison

\r?\n> Wisconsin to have the damaged tubes replaced. I may have a few

\r?\n> questions regarding period replacement parts, etc.

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\r?\n> Regards,

\r?\n> Anthony