Re: [CR] Sieber on eBay

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli)

Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 10:58:26 +0100
From: "Stuart Tallack" <stuarttallack@mac.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <mailman.11.1239735602.11258.classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Sieber on eBay


Would anyone care to comment on the Sieber currently on eBay? Its starting price of $5000 dollars seems absurd. Has the vendor pressed the zero button once too often?

Stuart Tallack in West Sussex

On Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at 08:00PM, <classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org> wrote:
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> 1. Re: Bianchi & Mike Melton (James Swan)
> 2. the valley of bike boom era steel (marcus.e.helman@GM.COM)
> 3. San Diego Bike Show Baylis Bike Pictures (sterling@tns.net)
> 4. Re: I don't think I'll buy another bike without seein it
> first.... (Thom)
> 5. Re: Faber's Bike Shop (San Jose, CA) piece on SJ Mercury
> News (mrrabbit@mrrabbit.net)
> 6. Palo Alto Bikes (J Sexton)
> 7. 41 tooth 144 bcd chainring follow up (J Sexton)
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>Message: 1
>Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 14:12:41 -0400
>From: James Swan <jswan@optonline.net>
>Subject: Re: [CR] Bianchi & Mike Melton
>To: Phil Brown <philcycles@sbcglobal.net>
>Cc: CR RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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>On Apr 14, 2009, at 1:30 PM, Phil Brown wrote:
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>> Mike also did a fantastic video of how to build a bike. I
>> especially like the white lab coat he wore in it.
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>Yeah, and the white gloves!
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>Jamie Swan
>Northport, N.Y., USA
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>Message: 2
>Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 14:12:43 -0400
>From: <marcus.e.helman@GM.COM>
>Subject: [CR] the valley of bike boom era steel
>To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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>Greetings,
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>I was in Western Massachusetts last week, and stopped for a coffee in
>Northampton. It was a nice day, so I decided to walk around a bit. As I
>strolled along, I saw a white Raleigh Grand Prix chained to a pole. It
>was kind of dirty, but looked all original, down to the Simplex Prestige
>derailleur. Clearly a bike that had seen a lot of use.
>
>Half a block farther along someone on a bike pulled onto the sidewalk.
>This person was riding a white Peugeot of similar vintage and level
>(cottered cranks, etc.: U-08, U-10?) with a trailer attached. It too,
>looked like it had most if not all of its original equipment.
>
>Very surprising to see two white 1970's bike boom bikes so close together.
> Maybe the women and men of Smith College are preservationists. Maybe
>these bikes have been handed down from generation to generation of
>students. Fun to think so, anyway
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>Best regards,
>Marcus Helman
>Detroit, MI
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>Message: 3
>Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 14:24:44 -0400
>From: "sterling@tns.net" <sterling@tns.net>
>Subject: [CR] San Diego Bike Show Baylis Bike Pictures
>To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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>I wanted list member to see some more pictures of my Brian Baylis Bike tha
>t
>was at the San Diego Bike show. The Bike drew quite a bit of attention f
>rom
>the crowd, but few pictures were taken due to the bike placement on the
>floor behind another bike. This made it difficult to take pictures of th
>e
>it. I'm very please with the results of Brian's work. The bike looks
>Fantastic and more importantly it's the best riding bike I have ever
>ridden. Here is the link to the pictures.
>http://www.dropshots.com/Sterling58
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> Thank you
> Sterling Peters
> San Diego
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>Message: 4
>Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:31:53 -0700
>From: Thom <thom@rdswire.com>
>Subject: Re: [CR] I don't think I'll buy another bike without seein it
> first....
>To: "Classic Rendezvous (E-mail)" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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>Sorry about the sign-off error. Here ya go-
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>Thom Jakowczyk (last name like an eye-chart)
>Chatsworth (Los Angeles area), Ca.
>thomj513ATyahoodotcom
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>Message: 5
>Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:44:43 -0700
>From: <mrrabbit@mrrabbit.net>
>Subject: Re: [CR] Faber's Bike Shop (San Jose, CA) piece on SJ Mercury
> News
>To: Reid Fisher <reidfisher@hotmail.com>
>Cc: "Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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>Alex and his brother Anthony run the place. It's in an old beat up semi-
>condemned "Schwinn" labelled and painted Victorian on Monterrey Road. It is
>literally leaning "deep south" even with the bracing. You can also see the
>cripple studding and joists for the second floor crumbling while driving by on
>the 280 overpass. Alex has been battling the City of San Jose for over a
>decade to protect his lease.
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>Some would describe the Faber's folks as "hermits". I see them as just average
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>slices of Americana both in person and bicycle-wise who are polite and mind
>their own business.
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>Most of their parts come from bikes tossed over the fence by passerbys...but
>don't be fooled.
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>I believe Alex owns a couple Schwinn Paramounts? racing track bikes from the
>era when Friday-Sunday at the velodrome was "the thing". I bet they are worth
>their weight in gold and are probably still hanging up on the left wall as you
>walk in.
>
>Alex also rides around on a mid-80's Fuso.
>
>Visit them on Saturdays...most days they are closed...sometimes on Saturdays as
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>well. Best to call in the morning to make sure they are open.
>
>=8-)
>
>Robert Shackelford
>San Jose, CA USA
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>
>Quoting Reid Fisher <reidfisher@hotmail.com>:
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>>
>> South Bay bike freaks: see the piece today (4/14/09; with supposed onlin
>> e link and photos of bike collection) in the San Jose Mercury News about Fa
>> ber's Bicycle Shop and owner LaRiviere's collection of bikes dating back to
>> the '30s. Haven't met him yet, sounds like a pilgrimage is in order. T
>> he reporter tried to rattle off a little bike lingo, but didn't quite cat
>> ch it: something like "...old bike builders' names rolling smoothly off th
>> e tongue like a smooth running derailleur engineered by Bianchi." (not exac
>> t quote, sorry). But the thought was there!
>>
>> Reid Fisher
>> San Martin, California USA
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>Message: 6
>Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:45:39 -0700
>From: J Sexton <jvs@sonic.net>
>Subject: [CR] Palo Alto Bikes
>To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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>Hi all,
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>Who was making frames for Palo Alto Bicycles in the late 80's?
>
>Jay Sexton
>Sebastopol, CA
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>Message: 7
>Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:47:47 -0700
>From: J Sexton <jvs@sonic.net>
>Subject: [CR] 41 tooth 144 bcd chainring follow up
>To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>Message-ID: <49E4DA53.4040303@sonic.net>
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>Thank you everyone who responded to my question about 41 tooth 144 bcd
>chainrings. Been busy and haven't had the extra time to respond yet.
>Soon though!
>
>Jay Sexton
>Sebastopol, CA
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