I like it and I wouldn't need to worry about any duties, but I've already got 3 in my size and 2 that are too big! :-P
Interestingly, about those cutouts, I've only seen one other frame with the Fleur de Lys cutouts (one of mine has them but has QUEBEC on the fork crown instead of Marinoni, probably built for a separatist!). The more modern ones have an M in the downtube lug and in the fork crown (if the fork has a crown), but one of my '76 Marinoni's has a maple leaf a in the lug and crown, and the other '76 has a teardrop in the lug and a smooth crown.
I've got to pick up a number of other Canadian builders before I get another Marinoni!
David Bilenkey Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of LouDeeter@aol.com Sent: February 4, 2002 8:23 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [CR]E-bay outing: Marinoni with NR/SR
I do like those cutouts!! Anybody planning to come to Cirque from Alberta, Canada that might want to stuff this one in your trunk for me? I seem to recall someone recently talking about the cost for customs for shipments from Canada. I know of one instance when that happened to a buyer and I think the custom fee was quite hefty. Without knowing for sure is kind of like accepting "buyer pays shipping" without establishing up front exactly what that means to the seller.
Lou Deeter, Orlando FL