[CR]E.Bay Madness

(Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley)

From: "Doug Smith" <douguk2007@hotmail.co.uk>
To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 22:08:06 +0000
Subject: [CR]E.Bay Madness

I never thought I would see the day when a frame that I once owned , restor ed and sold only late last year would go for £365.00 GBP's .I refer of c ourse of the Claud Butler ,Avant Coureur frame no. 91543. Apart from it bei ng a wonderful example of the marque to sell for that money is in my opini on just plain madness. It appears to be utterly insane for anyone to pay th ese prices thus making a complete mockery of collecting and saving these ol der frames as a hobby.

There is no sour grapes on my part as some may think but only to feel sligh tly let down when I understood it would have stayed with purchaser as part of their collection. Maybe this could be warning to other members when deci ding to sell some of their treasured possessions only to be exploited by ot hers selling them on auction . Inflated prices seem to be the norm by some in our hobby and ofcourse not helped by people willing to pay the price. So
   it will go on I suppose until the demand will inevitably dry up and the go ods will no longer be available! Doug Smith North Dorset UK _________________________________________________________________ Invite your mail contacts to join your friends list with Windows Live Space s. It's easy! http://spaces.live.com/spacesapi.aspx?wx_action=create&wx_url=/friends. aspx&mkt=en-us