[CR]re: '57 Herse rando


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Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 19:50:47 -0700
To: "Charles Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Jan Heine <heine94@earthlink.net>
Subject: [CR]re: '57 Herse rando


Knowing how Grant operates, he disassembled these bikes for shipping over. He lost interest in bikes, and now faces the question of spending 2-4 days reassembling the bike, building wheels, etc., only to lose a couple of thousand dollars, and then having to ship a complete bike airfreight for hundreds of dollars, only to have the bike parted out by somebody else at the other end.

If you love these bikes, it gets hard to sell them, because they are so hard to build and ship.

On the other hand, that frame is next to useless without the racks and the 6-speed derailleur and the special rear hub... not to speak of the brakes.

But try to sell a "kit" on e-bay, and you'll realize that the parts are worth more.

Jan Heine Editor Bicycle Quarterly 140 Lakeside Ave #C Seattle WA 98122 http://www.bikequarterly.com --