Re: [CR] Harry Quinn on ebay

(Example: Production Builders:Frejus)

Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 22:15:34 -0400
From: "David G. White" <whiteknight@burlingtontelecom.net>
To: Bob Hillery <rhillery@hawksi.org>
References: <W717061623714411256572524@webmail6>
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Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Harry Quinn on ebay


Hi Bob,

I suggest you also ask the seller to confirm the serial number. It's not clear in the photo. I've done a bit of work compiling Quinn serial numbers. My understanding is that Quinns are number sequentially. The lowest number I've got on my list is Q2546, which the owner says is from 1963. There is no reason to disbelieve that date based on other serial numbers and dates I have.

So if the number is Q2351, it is from the late 50s or very early 60s.

Either you've misread the number in the photos, or the frame is much earlier than the seller is claiming.

Best,

David

David G. White Burlington, VT

Bob Hillery wrote:
> Recent listing that may not yet have been 'outed' here"
> A '72 Harry Quinn frame & fork, item # 290363542493
>
> I don't know anything about HQ other than what I've read here & on the CR site, but it is in my size & I've got a couple questions:
> 1. Seller says it's been clear coated to preserve decals - mmm, I could make an argument either way and not sure which side I'd settle on, keep it original or hey, good idea to keep look protected without color touch up, etc. ... guess that's not a "question" as I'm pretty sure I'll get both viewpoints, and those more vehement at either end of the spectrum ;-)
> 2. serial number - looks in he photo like Q2351 ... would that nbe a '72? - I have an inquiry out to the seller re: this, trying to politely ask how the year was determined.
> 3. Tange headset - probably not original?
> 4. What would a typical build have for components, if there is such a thing as a 'typical' build?
>
> Thanks
> Bob Hillery , desperately looking for excuses to quit working early today and do an autumn ride in
> Stratham, New Hampshire, US