[CR]re: Colnago on ebay

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 19:58:03 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]re: Colnago on ebay

This post for the apparently infallible Michael Blechman.

For a guy who likes to accuse others of being unqualified experts, you're throwing an awful lot of trash around, Mike

And if you're gonna trash me, you might want to find out a little more about me first; I didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday, even if it seems that way now and then.

You might also want to be very specific when you're making claims about a bike.

I happen to know, from varied experience, that Ernesto might not actually know for sure what bike was a show bike and what bike wasn't. He might have looked it over, seen that it was of the era, and assumed it was what you said it was. Did you tell him what you thought it was, or did he tell you what it was? That'd be interesting to know.

For the sake of educating us all, let's say he did know for sure that your bike was a show bike, how did he know?

Enlighten us.

By what details did he determine that this was in fact a repainted bike originally shown in Munich in the early 1970s? I would be fascinated to know. I mean that.

And I'd still like to see the underside of the shifters on that bike. Why don't you take some photos of them and post them where we can see them? Like I said before, I'm more than happy to eat crow over this if there is crow to eat.

So far, all I'm seeing is a lot of hot air, and no *verifiable* information.

Not to mention a bike with a non-original finish. Once the bike was repainted, it probably lost half its value in the market, and even more with a lousy paint-job, which this is.

So prove me wrong already. It's just a bike. I can take it. <g> At the moment I'm enjoying my totally-original-1973-molteni-orange-Colnago Pantografata-with-all-the-correct-parts..one of many vintage Colnagos I've had, seen, or otherwise admired.

Charles Andrews