Re: [CR]Carlsbad twinplate Masi on eBay (Ed Granger)

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From: Tom Forbes <tfbike@hotmail.com>
To: haxixe@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [CR]Carlsbad twinplate Masi on eBay (Ed Granger)
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2007 19:59:41 -0500
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Yes to that, if I had the extra funds I would seriously consider it (pretty sure it won't stay at 275). Hard to find right size bikes with good stuff, and still a Masi, looks good to me, and would ride the heck out of it !

Tom Forbes

Houston, Texas.

From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>

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CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Subject: Re: [CR]Carlsbad twinplate Masi on eBay (Ed Granger)

Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 13:00:43 -0700
>On 9/7/07, bruce thomson <masi3v4me@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > Is this bike right for anyone? With the poor paint job, the extra
> > braze-ons, and todays cost of restoration would it not be just better to
> > keep the fork and throw the rest of the bike away?? I mean who would bid
> > on it? BT
>
>
>Collectible name bikes in a similar state to this- bikes in good apparent
>functional condition but that have had their collector value essentially
>obliterated by less than stellar or correct refinishes and braze-ons- seem
>to me to be perfect riders if the price reflects the fact that they no
>longer have any appreciable collector premium. That thick, but not grossly
>unattractive paint and those BO cable guides could subtract a LOT of money
>from the price and the buyer might potentially get a great riding classic
>bike at a bargain price.
>
>Kurt Sperry
>Bellingham WA
>USA
>
>
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