Re: Fwd: Re: [CR]Antiques Roadshow ,now riddle


Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2007 16:35:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: [CR]Antiques Roadshow ,now riddle
To: gholl@optonline.net, artlink@columnssanantonio.com
In-Reply-To: <e7cabeeb148ff.4661fc72@optonline.net>
cc: classic rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

For some reason, baloon-tired crusiers stiil command about 10 times the collector interest in the US of vintage lightweights. Maybe it is nostalgia for one's childhood. The popularity of lightweights in the late 60's/ early 70 Bike Boom is stiil in the adolescence rather than the childhood of the most avid collectors now in their 50's. Maybe in another 10 years when the guys in their 50's (when disposable income tends to peak) remember lightweights from their childhood, these bikes will command more interest and higher prices. We shall see.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

gholl@optonline.net wrote:
    If steel lugged bikes wereregularly shown on the "Road Show," or a ny similar venue having lots of viewers, I think it would lead to thei r greater appreciation (in every sense of the word) and likely to more g ood bikes surfacing, and therefore being properly preserved-a good thi ng by any measure. I agree with Chuck that they wouldn't necessarily be worth a "fortun e" but would probably increase in value. Not a bad thing for those w ith a current collection. As I mentioned in a previous post, vintage motorcycles have already ap proached one million dollars at auction. Given the publicity that good vintage steel bikes deserve they might follow suit. George Hollenberg MD Westport, CT, USA


----- Original Message -----
From: Art Link


Date: Saturday, June 2, 2007 6:14 pm Subject: Fwd: Re: [CR]Antiques Roadshow ,now riddle To: classic rendezvous


> To use a bike you have to put the TV remote down and the popcorn
> and Cheetos keep blowing out of the basket rigged to the
> handlebars. When a TV mount and dish antenna for bikes is
> invented and gasoline goes to $10/gallon, we'll see a change.


> Art Link,Cheetos in the nose-bag,San Antonio,TX,USA
>
> Chuck Schmidt wrote: From: Chuck
> Schmidt
> Subject: Re: [CR]Antiques Roadshow
> Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2007 14:52:53 -0700
> To: Classic Rendevous
>
>
> On Jun 2, 2007, at 2:30 PM, John Betmanis wrote:
>
> > At 04:02 PM 02/06/2007 -0400, David Toppin wrote:
> >
> >> I think lightweights on their own would be
> >> too narrow of a category for many people to find interesting
> for
> >> the show to
> >> consider it, but who knows?
> >
> > Probably just as well. If the average TV viewer got the notion


> that
> > vintage
> > bikes could possibly be worth a fortune, their prices would go


>
> > through the
> > roof.
> >
> > John Betmanis
> > Woodstock, Ontario
> > Canada
>
>
> I don't believe that they could be worth a fortune John. That
> takes
> willing buyers and there are just too many bikes around for the
> number of potential buyers.
>
> Riddle: Everyone knows how to ride a bike, so how come so few
> actually use the damn things???
>
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, CA USA
> http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)