Re: [CR]A sad story indeed: ebay bikes advertised with "pedigree"


Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:30:19 +0000
From: Hugh Thornton <hughwthornton@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [CR]A sad story indeed: ebay bikes advertised with "pedigree"
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <989017.8209.qm@web28006.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>


The Raleigh Team Record was also available as a frame only and is actually quite good - only a notch below the Team Replica frames out of Worksop and better than the regular Raleigh Record (at least for the years for whichÂ
   I found descriptions of the Record which seems to be a mediocre machine) .  If the frame is sound and straight, I would say this was a good buy .  The front fork looks original so it is a bit strange, but perhaps t ypical of Raleigh's build anything and ship it operation, that it has Huret
   dropouts.  The only Team Record frames I have seen at close quarters had Campagnolo dropouts front and rear: they had the same finish with half chrome forks and no chrome on the frame.   Hugh Thornton Cheshire, England


--- On Wed, 17/12/08, nicbordeaux wrote:


From: nicbordeaux <nicbordeaux@yahoo.fr> Subject: [CR]A sad story indeed: ebay bikes advertised with "pedigree" To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Date: Wednesday, 17 December, 2008, 10:45 PM

There was this Raleigh bike on ebay France advertised as a TDF machine. Hap pens I know nothing about Raleighs, so I went for it. And eventually got it . A nice bike indeed, but not a team bike. The stories people tell, you won der whether they believe themselves, or whether they think that being behin d a computer screen gives them total impunity/immunity from being called up on in the case of a bad fraud. In this case it's OK, the bike is worth what
   I paid for it, and I need a beater for the winter anyway. Full pics and ac count at http://tiny.cc/3kBkL And I guess that link is broken so I'll give it again as a ps. Best Nick March, Agen 47000, Lot et Garonne, France ps: http://tiny.cc/3kBkL