[CR]Headbadge vandals

Example: Component Manufacturers

Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 14:36:06 -0500 (EST)
From: Greg Lone <gwlone@yahoo.ca>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Headbadge vandals

I can't help but agree with Nick about the waste-fullness of quick buck artists. Head badges are a obvious target of people with a mercenary interest in bicycles. It seems that every area of collecting have a group of similar people, I have often encountered people with extensive knowledge of vintage cars or motorcycles that have no interest in any aspect of collecting other than the profit they can make on their latest discovery. Hopefully the bike vandals will discover that a frame with badge is worth more than a badge alone and a mystery frame. I have bought badges in the past ,but only to install on frames which were acquired without . In fact I would imagine that the majority of higher priced badges sold are destined to return to an appropriate frame. I can't see someone shelling out $50.00 + for a trinket to sit in a display case or a cigar box. It seems to be a fact of life that most vintage cycles are sold in parts. Shipping costs plus the fact the parts almost always add up to a higher sales price than a complete cycle seem to guarantee this for the foreseeable future.

Greg Lone Langley B.C. Canada

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