Re: [CR] This is what happens when the "fixie" craze goes too far; Mondial on Ebay


Example: Framebuilding

Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 10:40:39 -0700
From: <mrrabbit@mrrabbit.net>
To: Emilio Bozzi <emiliobozzi@hotmail.com>
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Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] This is what happens when the "fixie" craze goes too far; Mondial on Ebay


Very nicely done...very clean...restorable when sold again.

...don't quite get the angst here...

If you don't like the way it is now...make the person an offer they can't refuse and save it.

=8-)

Robert Shackelford San Jose, CA USA

Quoting Emilio Bozzi <emiliobozzi@hotmail.com>:
>
> To all my Fixie/single speed brethern, many positive vibes go out to your
> stripped down simplified and purest approach to biking. Much to be
> commended.
>
> On the other, when it goes so far as to rob a classic multi-speed steed of
> its original purpose, I begin to wince.
>
> Here is an example of what I mean....and of course the fixie craze hit Europe
> a long time ago as well.
>
>
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/CICLI-MONDIAL-RENNRAD-KLASSIKER-SINGLESPEED- WUNDERSCHON_W0QQitemZ270390838493QQcmdZViewItemQQptZSport_Radsport_Fahrr%C3% A4der?hash=item3ef48cc4dd&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparmsf%3A4%7C65%3A10%7C39% 3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A200
>
>
> This Mondial is/was a very rare specimen with a tradition going back as far
> as many of the great italian makers, but it looks like it has met an
> ignominous fate.
>
> Oh well, Ride On. Ride On.
> Nels Cone
> Seattle WA