[CR]Was 54cm DeRosa; now, puffery and Ginsu

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From: "Kerrigan Bennett" <krbennett@earthlink.net>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 22:14:01 -0700
Subject: [CR]Was 54cm DeRosa; now, puffery and Ginsu

I'm with you, Kurt. Excessive puffery and phrases like "truly unique" when applied to a production bike, "show bike," and "revered [De Rosa] lugs" make me feel like I should be getting a free Ginsu knife along with the frameset.

K. R. Bennett Pleasant Hill, CA

Check cable listings for "The Knife Show" if you really want to brush up on your salesmanship.

Archive-URL: http://search.bikelist.org/getmsg.asp?Filename=classicrendezvous.10607.0 147.eml <getmsg.asp?Filename=classicrendezvous.10607.0147.eml> Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 19:33:14 -0700 From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe(AT)gmail.com> Subject: Re: [CR]Final words on "Hybole" in salesmanship. <query.asp?SearchString=%22Final+words+on+%22Hybole%22+in+salesmanship%2 E%22&SearchPrefix=%40msgsubject&SortBy=MsgDate%5Ba%5D> I've always been impressed by the almost universally straightforward, superlative-free descriptions in offers made to the list. The flowery prose somehow seems out of place here given the relative sophistication of the audience. -- fineartscrimshaw.com --- StripMime Report -- processed MIME parts --- multipart/alternative text/plain (text body -- kept) text/html ---