Re: [CR]High-end vs. low-end bike collecting

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet)

Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 14:27:30 -0500
From: "Mark Stonich" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]High-end vs. low-end bike collecting
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At 5/2/2008 08:26 AM -0700, Jan Heine wrote:
>I think it is lovely that all kinds of bikes are collected. They
>certainly deserve preserving, so we can see in 50 years what a bike
>boom bike was like, etc. Not all Schwinns were Paramounts. And many
>of them ride nicely, and provide their owners with a lot of fun

Many years ago I attended 2 single Marque motorcar events. Ferrari and Studebaker. The 1st was impressive but the 2nd was just plain FUN. I kept this in mind when I got into old bikes, and now my collection is mostly Sturmey hubbed British iron of one sort or another. Only one (a gorgeous lugged Jack Taylor, Campi, TA etc.) is worth more than a few hundred bucks, but I love them all.

Mark Stonich;
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