Before I´ll do something desperate to numbers one and two, and before
they all won´t go on eBay (still an avid eBay dissenter) I´m offering them to the list. Shipping from Germany to the States will only be worth it if at least two or three of the frames travel in one box as shipping cost will be just a little short of 100 US-Dollars per box. All of the frames are completely stripped of parts (guess how I spent the rainy Sunday morning...).
One, a 59 cm Bochum, Germany made KRABO in bad nick paint-wise, chrome
is ok, front fork is missing. The top tube has this funny brake cable indentation, forget what the tubing (Columbus?) was called. Price: All
of ten US-Dollars. Please don´t ask for photos.
Two, an unidentified track frame with three (3) cracks and a bent top tube. Front fork seems to be ok. What one might consider is unbrazing it for the Cinelli lugs and other frame components. Price: Twenty bucks. Again, no photos.
Three, a 60 cm c/t 1986 Wolfshohl ROWONA cyclocross frame in good shape
excepting that it has been repainted and that I´m not too sure about
the front fork. It might be ever so slightly bent, or there might be something wrong with my eyesight. The frame has seen hard use in several German championships and has been raced for more than ten years, so the fork is probably bent. I´d like 50 Dollars.
Four, a 59 cm c/t Schumacher, Dortmund, dating from about 1962. It is the typical 531/Nervex Pro/Campag dropout affair of the period and has
funny little rollers brazed on top of the b/b shell to route derailleur
cables. Funny because there are two double rollers. It used to be light
blue with a lot of chrome, but it´s light blue and sort of rusty brown
now. I don´t think there are any transfers available to restore it, and the thing certainly doesn´t merit having a fortune spent on it for replating and specially made transfers. Structurally sound, nice headbadge. I can´t bring myself to shotblast and powder coat it as transfers and paintwork are still rather nice, neither do I want to keep it in its present state. Does 100 Dollars sound too much for it?
All of the prices are "or reasonable offer", of course.
Alternatively, there´s always China and her insatiable hunger for steel...
Regards, Toni Theilmeier, Belm, Germany