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


Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis

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Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 11:03:44 -0700
From: Michael Howard <95rivieramike@gmail.com>
To: <mrrabbit@mrrabbit.net>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] This is what happens when the "fixie" craze goes too far; Mondial on Ebay


Here's another example on ebay. An Eisentraut fixie. Item number: 190309501371

I know this is nobody's business but the owner of said bike but yet is still rubs my fur the wrong way. Why not use it as a fixie and leave the braze on's there so it can be returned to its original state without repainting. Do those little braze'ons bother people so much????

Mike Howard Santa Fe Springs CA

On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 10:40 AM, <mrrabbit@mrrabbit.net> wrote:
> 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