Re: [CR]Re: [Frame] Re: Framebuilders Digest, Vol 54, Issue 68

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From: "ternst" <ternst1@cox.net>
To: "Anthony Mezzatesta" <mezzbike1@zoominternet.net>, "dave bohm" <davebohm@cox.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Re: [Frame] Re: Framebuilders Digest, Vol 54, Issue 68
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 20:11:03 -0700
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Anthony: You are right on the money. Unfortunately people today think they deserve before having earned the right to live. The bike game has always suffered from very idealed and passionate people who sold themselves too cheap because they enjoyed their calling. Today's rapacious computer instant gratification gang wants it all right now, FOR FREE! Go into their place of employment and ask for a cheapy deal and see how fast you're out the door on your ass. Tell 'em to go to hell (in a nice way, of course). We've all learned how to do this with a smile, with great internal satisfaction. A toast to every time we non illigitimy carborundum, or something like that.
Ted Ernst
Palos Verdes Estates
CA USA


----- Original Message -----
From: Anthony Mezzatesta
To: dave bohm
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 1:16 PM
Subject: [CR]Re: [Frame] Re: Framebuilders Digest, Vol 54, Issue 68



> Hi Dave,
> I guess What I was saying is, after 38 years of building frames, it
> get pretty long not making sales, most of my calls or emails are from
> guy's that want me to yield them all my accumulated knowledge and do it
> for less than a price of a frame because as the last guy said, "Why do I
> have to pay so much for you to teach me, I'll be doin most of the work".
> Then he precedes to tell me how much he wants to pay me, I don't know,
> maybe it's just the Pittsburgh region, I wish I never moved from
> Poughkeepsie, NY.
> I'm just ranting .
> Anthony