on 09/06/2002 05:08 PM, GPVB1@cs.com at GPVB1@cs.com wrote:
> I hear you to some extent, and please ride whatever you wish, as everyone
> should, but the "vintage stuff costs more" argument is a fallacy. A new
> Ti-framed STI- or Ergomatic-deluxe-equipped bike costs, what, close to $4K? A
> beautiful vintage Colnago (just to pick an example, your actual preferences
> may vary) costs maybe $1500, and will appreciate over time if reasonably well
> maintained (which is quite easy to do). An NOS Campy NR rear der. costs about
> $125, whereas a new Record-Ti one costs maybe $225? Let's not even talk
> brake/shift lever prices - $300 "new" versus $100 NOS "vintage."
A beautiful vintage "used" Colnago ....
I'd be willing to wager that e-RICHIE's Masi GCs each ending up costing well more than what he charges a client to build a new Record equipped bike.
I'm sure you're all familiar with the story, but if not:
> The old stuff works just fine - it just doesn't click as much!
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