Re: [CR] CR to buy or not

(Example: History:Norris Lockley)

Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 22:05:13 -0500
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Subject: Re: [CR] CR to buy or not

I am in the same boat with about 60+ bikes now and always seeing that one more desireable bike. But I have a strategy - One in, two out. Improving the quality of my collection, decreasing the quantity. Now If I can only do that...

Would someone please buy my Schwinn New World track, Ellis Briggs road, Hobbs road and track, Armstrong track, Super Elliott track, And the 8 or so other bikes I can't think of right now? I should make a real list and post it I guess.

Good luck with it Norris. Nelson is doing a good job at organizing by the way. He now has boxes started for all the bikes he intends to keep and finish up, and is filling them with all the parts they need, so that he can sell the rest. Look for some good offerings from him one of these days. He has an enormous amount of parts. A good strategy I also hope to adopt.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Norris Lockley" <>
> To:
> Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2011 4:52:20 AM
> Subject: [CR] To buy ..or not to buy...That is the question
> I'm faced with a dilemma...let me explain. I already have far too many
> bicycles and frames..and Yes! believe me.... it is possible to have too
> many
> . (Are you reading this, Nelson?) I am no longer a young man..and many of
> the frames and bikes I already own are too large for me in any case...and
> my
> wife can't stand the thought of any more bikes at home. I am in fact a
> perfect living example of the species - the obsessive collector.
> To make matters worse, there are certain brands of frame that I have never
> owned, will never need, but nevertheless I would like one of them...for the
> collection.
> Like buses in most large cities these sought-after bikes never come in
> ones...but in twos and threes. And so it is that I have just come across,
> and am negotiating for, a couple of MARCADIER racing, as opposed to
> randonneur, bicycles...and there is still an alloy Reyhand (?) in mind.
> I have never seen a Marcadier but, tempted by the one in one of Jan Heine's
> books, consider that I owe myself at least one. Jan's Marcadier is an
> aluminium alloy one and at least one of the two I know of is of the same
> material...the other might be steel, as it is painted red.
> It goes with the territory of such transactions that the bikes are a long
> way from where I live, not even in the same country, and that the photos
> provided are of poor quality and lack detailo. I have requested
> others.Oh! almost forgot...they are too large ( at about 23") for me to
> ride..
> After finishing this heart-felt appeal to the CR Listers I think I shall
> have to go and lie down to consider matters further. Are there any
> psychologists among the CR members who could offer me some free
> counselling....PLEASE
> I know what I should do...but please convince me.
> Norris Lockley
> Settle UK

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Bob Freeman
Elliott Bay Bicycles
2116 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121