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

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 06:21:40 -0400
From: "Phil Sieg" <triodelover@comcast.net>
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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It would have helped if he had spelled Gino's name correctly in the auction heading. Or perhaps this is the number worn by Cecilia Bart*o*li for her last tour?

Phil Sieg Knoxville, Tennessee USA

The Maaslands 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