I think the seller will probably suddenly cancel the auction, then immediately relist it with a $20,000 reserve, now revealing the FULL STORY. This was a 1967 Peugeot team bike built by Confente in the DeRosa shop for Tom Simpson, and is in fact THE VERY BIKE Tom was riding when he collapsed on Mont Ventoux. Hey, Peugeot, DeRosa and Confente all at once, plus an unbeatable provenance. One just can't let inconvenient facts stand in the way of creative marketing.
Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX
Otis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: "It gets better Sasha. This same "1964 De Rosa" was up for auction last week as a "1964 Peugeot PX10." Item number: 270131207594 Quote: "This is quite simply a magnificent bike. It is a vintage steel Peugeot that I was given by my dad. I believe it is a 1964 model PX10, but it is possible that I am mistaken. I would not be selling it if I could keep it, but unfortunately I have outgrown its 52cm frame, and have to trade it in.
This is possibly the greatest bicycle I have ever ridden. It may not look like much, but it handles like a dream, and the acceleration is unbelievable for a steel bike. The steel makes it a little heavy, but it is really worth it. Combined with the other extremely expensive components, it is an incredibly smooth, precise ride."
I predict that for its next auction it will have morphed into a "1964 Confente."
Yeah, when he first re-listed as a DeRosa it still had "PX 10" written in the ad copy (he finally edited that).
I wrote him for details. It has Suntour drops. Told him it was Japanese, but he obviously is a scammer and not just mis-informed.
Maybe somebody with a "throw-down" ebay i.d. will bid it up to a million dollars for a laugh.
Cheers, Jon Williams
Grants Pass OR USA