Re: [CR]1971 Colnago Super

Example: History:Norris Lockley

Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 11:02:38 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]1971 Colnago Super

This posting reminds me, again, as to why I have the "firm price" rule on the CR... It is because (among other reason) that I do not want the CR to be a place to establish the highest possible price for old bike goods.

In theory, the CR exists for people who own and maintain their old bikes, not a place for people who want to get rid of them. Of course, collectors/ owners/riders want to find old bikes too, so the selling of bikes and parts is to some degree desirable, but there is something unpalatable about the "how much is it worth questions" I receive all the time. An Ebay search can help those people find what similar items are selling for, and "What it's worth?" is a nebulous concept anyway because as we say so often, it is "worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it right now." Certainly some bikes will routinely sell for a certain range but closely coupled with that is the condition of the bike, it's originality, its size and the model within a maker's range....

Anyway, I still do not want folks using the CR list as a survey site to maximize their selling prices. It just goes against the grain.... Everybody understand the thinking here?

Thanks Dale

Dale Brown List manger Greensboro, North Carolina <A HREF="">Classic Rendezvous</A>