Re: [CR]Vintage Cuevas and a familiar dilemma


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From: "Ken Sanford" <kanford@comcast.net>
To: "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <54240.1930.qm@web82209.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage Cuevas and a familiar dilemma
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 11:18:53 -0400
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Jerry

As this dilemma has been discussed and argued many times before;

the answer to your question is obviously 'Yes'

Ken Sanford
Kensington, MD


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos"
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Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 11:03 AM
Subject: [CR]Vintage Cuevas and a familiar dilemma



> Received the vintage Cuevas frame from eBay that was discussed here a
> couple of times. Good news is that what appeared to be rust in eBay
> photos was just dirt, and all the dirt washed off. The 531 frame decal is
> 90% gone and the fork blades have Campy decals where one would expect 531
> fork decals. And there is the small dent in the top tube, which was
> clearly shown in the eBay photos. But most of the Cuevas decals are in
> pretty good shape. Paint overall is pretty good, although there are a
> number of small chips and stratches, most notably on the left seatstay.
> The bike is without doubt a genuine Cuevas, with the point at the front of
> the seatlug, the cross at the bottom of the steerer and the unusual
> joining of rear stays to DO's.
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> But this brings up a familiar dilemma. I had thought to have it
> restored, but now I inspect it closely, I think some touchup paint and a
> dab of Bondo on the dent, plus a few coats of wax, would make this frame
> pretty presentable. So what do y'all think? Would you rather have a
> presentable, though far from NOS, original Cuevas or a pristine restored
> one?
>
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Moos
> Big Spring, TX
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> Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I bought the Cuevas bike on eBay that was discussed here a few days ago:
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> http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Cuevas-Cinelli-Frame-and-Campagnola-Parts_W0QQitemZ140134889746QQihZ004QQcategoryZ98084QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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> Components are nothing special, frame is dirty, dented, will definitely
> need repair and refinishing. Shipping is a bit high, but all that said, it
> seems to be a genuine Cuevas, and therefore $380 including shipping
> doesn't seem a bad deal.
>
> The Cuevas information on the CR site says Francesco Cuevas retired to
> Spain, (Is he still living?) but that his son Andreas continues the
> business in New Jersey. Does Andreas restore classic Cuevas frames? If so,
> anyone on the list have a Cuevas restored by Andres? Is the contact
> information on the CR site still current? Anyone have an email address for
> Andreas?

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> Regards,

>

> Jerry Moos

> Big Spring, TX