Re: [CR]If only I had the correct bike to put this #13 on...

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 21:18:15 -0700
From: "Tam Pham" <terminaut@gmail.com>
To: "The Maaslands" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]If only I had the correct bike to put this #13 on...
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cc: CR <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Ack!!! How does somebody knowingly put up such a fraudulent auction?!

Thanks for the info and hopefully anybody who's seriously interested in the item does their research before bidding.

Tam Pham Huntington Beach, CA - USA

On 8/15/07, The Maaslands <TheMaaslands@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> Tam outed the following auction:
>
> http://ebay.com/<blah>
>
> For those of you that are new to the Ebay game, the seller Cheapcampy,
> David, has been selling vintage cycling components and bikes for quite
> some time. While he has sold some very interesting items that have sold
> for very interesting prices, he also has a long history of utterly false
> and misleading auctions and descriptions. This auction is another such
> example. In 1954, no Italian took part in the Tour, so for the number to
> have been Bartali's in that edition is patently false. In 1953, the year
> of the last participation of Bartali in the Tour, he wore N° 3. In
> 1954, number 13 was worn by the Dutchman Jan Nolten.
>
> I wouldn't go anywhere near any of David's auctions unless you are very
> knowledgeable about the item up for sale. If you are knowledgeable, you
> can often get a deal but otherwise you risk being burned big time.
>
> Steven Maasland
> Moorestown, NJ
> USA