Hi CR folks,
Starting to get some stuff together for the exciting Cirque auction! The auction has always treated me very well - sold some things, bought some things, and had lots of $$'s go to charity - so if you have a big ticket item don't hold back.
In the goodie bin for the Cirque, there is a Vitto watter bottle NOS, a REG Blue Campagnolo NOS waterbottle (like the ones sold recently on ebay), Schmidt E6 headlight, a Campy Rally early version (slender upper body) which is appropriate for your 1973 NR bike for which your legs are getting a bit tired of the big gears!
Another neat item will be a pair of 1978 wheels that are NOS takeoffs from a Raleigh Professional. The rear rim was damaged, so an NOS similar Mavic rim was hand laced onto the otherwise perfect hub and spokes. So if you need a late 70's 6sp tubular wheelset that is perfect for show this is it!
Reserves on most of these items are reasonably low (or non-existant). If I'm dragging stuff from Colorado to sell, I'm bringing it to sell - not to have the items enjoy a scenic cross country road trip.
I'm sure the pile of items for auction will get larger - these are just a few things that come to mind!
Thanks in advance to the auction gang for the great job I'm sure they will do in the comming days.
Mike Kone in Boulder CO USA Home of Rene Herse Bicycles Inc. and Boulder Bicycle
\r?\n> ATTENTION !!!
\r?\n> Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Children of all ages!!!
\r?\n> Plans have progressed for this year's Cirque du Cyclisme
\r?\n> Charity Auction and it looks like it will be THE BEST yet!
\r?\n> I know you've been looking in yer drawers and in those old
\r?\n> cardboard boxes under your bed for the stuff dreams WERE made of.
\r?\n> Remember when ya bought that beautiful shinny imported aluminum bit?
\r?\n> Well,..... now she's used. BUT NOT used up! It's NOW time to recycle
\r?\n> her at Our very own CIRQUE CHARITY AUCTION.
\r?\n> I, John T.Pergolizzi, am Auction organizer and chief
\r?\n> auctioneer. Matty Bowne will act as auctioneer's 1st assistant and Gabe
\r?\n> and Rita Romeu are chief $ collectors. Guest auctioneers will be taking
\r?\n> up the slack as my voice goes South. Jamie Swan is auction consultant
\r?\n> and official tag writer. Yes,
\r?\n> each item will be tagged and numbered. Mike Schmidt will be Chief Guy
\r?\n> Friday; doing every thing we need him to to help out (he WILL BE running
\r?\n> around like the chicken w/o a head!).
\r?\n> This year's event is the third anniversary of The Auction is an
\r?\n> Cirque event. John Slawta of Landshark has donated a custom built frame,
\r?\n> Joe Bell (Giuseppe Campanello) a beautiful paint job, and Bilinky Cycles
\r?\n> will announce another generous donation. And Peter Gilbert of Cane
\r?\n> Creek, as always, is SUPER generous with handouts and donations.
\r?\n> Commemorative posters from the NAHBS
\r?\n> signed by THE MOST important people in the lugged steel World will be
\r?\n> available. And that's only the beginning!
\r?\n> Take a look at our new venue:
\r?\n> Thanks Wayne for making our fun possible!
\r?\n> Proceeds this year will be divvied up 75%/25% to Operation smile
\r?\n> (www.operationsmile.org) and The National Multiple
\r?\n> Sclerosis Society (http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx) in
\r?\n> memory of our departed friend Sheldon Brown.
\r?\n> PLEASE be generous. Many, many sellers made very generous
\r?\n> donations at the last four annual auctions to benefit the Make a Wish
\r?\n> Foundation in 2004 ($1,856.00), Operation Smile in 2005 (over
\r?\n> $4,000.00), in 2006 a $6,500.00 donation again to Operation Smile! And
\r?\n> last year we somehow managed to raise a
\r?\n> whopping $11,500.00 for Operation Smile. ELEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED
\r?\n> DOLLARS! HOLY Merckx sweat!!!
\r?\n> Since 1982, Operation Smile's volunteers have
\r?\n> provided free facial reconstructive surgery to tens of thousands of
\r?\n> children and young adults in 25 developing countries and the United
\r?\n> States. 90,000 children have been treated. 87% of cash and in-kind
\r?\n> donations go directly to programs helping children. Operations cost
\r?\n> $3,000 here, but only $250 overseas. That's 42 smiling faces last year
\r?\n> I thank you all for the pleasure of making this auction
\r?\n> Please remember that this year, admission to The Auction
\r?\n> includes a lavish desert and coffee buffet located at a deluxe venue
\r?\n> wonderfully decorated for our enjoyment. Make sure you save some room
\r?\n> after dinner because your sweet tooth will have it's itch scratched!
\r?\n> And to make sure youse ALL get their early, I will be raffling off a
\r?\n> special case o VINO at the opening at 7:45 pm June 6, 2008! Ya hear
\r?\n> that Louie D.?
\r?\n> Before the Auction event, there will be a preview & inspection of the
\r?\n> auction goods that will give prospective buyers a much better look at
\r?\n> the wares.
\r?\n> AND a 50/50 auction will give some lucky ace a few extra bucks
\r?\n> to spend and help raise more $ for charity.
\r?\n> ************All youse new attendees:
\r?\n> WE NEED STUFF TO SELL!!! So please bring an item or two (or many!) and
\r?\n> I will auction um off. All I ask for is a minimum 20% donation. .
\r?\n> Many a youse donate 100%. WOW!!!!
\r?\n> Please send all advance donations directly to:
\r?\n> Wayne Bingham
\r?\n> 37805 Clearbrook Lane
\r?\n> Lovettsville, VA 20180
\r?\n> Because of logistics, if you are NOT attending, these must be 100%
\r?\n> donation packages. PLEASE mark the box "Charity Auction".
\r?\n> This is gonna be GREAT fun! So please prepare youse selves for a
\r?\n> great time! Look through those boxes and bins for all your old junk,
\r?\n> unused frames, too BIG
\r?\n> bicycles and other bits that you would like to pass on to the next user
\r?\n> and know that a
\r?\n> very good cause will benefit from your generosity.
\r?\n> ********* MOST IMPORTANTLY: For those of youse bringing items for
\r?\n> sale to the auction; you MUST bring them with you EARLY!!! Bring them to
\r?\n> the venue when you come for the Dessert Buffet or even EARLIER!!!! My
\r?\n> helpers and I will be next door to the bike shop organizing the items to
\r?\n> be tagged. BRING THEM IN!!!!!!!!!!**************
\r?\n> YOU MUST HAVE YOUR NAME, % OF DONATION AND IF THEER IS A RESERVE WRITTIN
\r?\n> ON A TAG OR PIECE OF TAPE OF IN THE BAG THE ITEM IS IN. This will help
\r?\n> us dramatically in keeping track of every thing and improve efficiency
\r?\n> **********If you do not have a place at the Desert Buffet and want to
\r?\n> attend The Auction, a $5.00 donation will help defray costs of put'n on
\r?\n> the show and is greatly appreciated.
\r?\n> EVERYONE IS WELCOME!**************
\r?\n> Know that two very good causes will benefit from your generosity,
\r?\n> so.......BRING LOTS OF MONEY TO SPEND!
\r?\n> Thanks youse one and all,
\r?\n> John T.Pergolizzi
\r?\n> San Diego, Ca.
\r?\n> Chief auctioneer, Cirque Charity Auction