Re: [CR]Being played by Craigslist seller of Masi Part II


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From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Being played by Craigslist seller of Masi Part II
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 19:37:17 -0700
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Jon Williams wrote:
> From: "Charles F Nighbor"
>
> When seller had no price listed I send him to Bob Hovey web site
> http://bhovey.com/Masi/index.html and gave him what knowledge I had.
> Stating California Masi tend to worth more than Italian built Masi of
> same era. And that his Masi had rust and perhaps needed rechroming. He
> asked Bob about what is was worth. And the rest is history. I feel
> frame
> and fork worth to me about $500 maximum has I would repaint and
> rechrome.
> So blame me but I was only trying to help seller understand what he
> had
> and how to determine its value.
> Charles Nighbor
> Walnut Creek, CA
>
> You would repaint that bike? Now I am glad the original owner is not
> selling!
>
> Jon Williams
> Grants Pass OR USA

You said it Jon! A Masi GC with the early decals and an original FAEMA paint job would be one of the holy grails! http://www.stanford.edu/~jmanning/images_big/merckx.jpg

I love the "old soldier" look, every chip and scratch tells a story. . . http://bhovey.com/Masi/Jim/P8230110.jpg

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA USA http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)