Since this particular bicycle is NOS & never ridden,does it really have a significant provenance other than being NOS & unused.
Seems to me if it had been ridden by some one famous or had historic significance it would be more worthy of keeping it complete.It would have earned it's stripes & would have an additional story to be told.
NOS parts are still available today,and can be relaced.Significant provenance is earned and not available after the fact.
Nick Zatezalo Atlanta,Ga
On Fri, 13 Sep 2002 12:05:34 EDT NortonMarg@aol.com wrote:
> This is what my personal reply to Richard was.
> Since it's become a "topic"
> I'm posting it to the list. My apologies to
> Raleigh Pro fans.
> Wow! Too cool! Ok, you'll make more $ sooner if
> you part it out. Since it's
> made it this far in one (museum quality?)
> piece, the more artistic approach
> would be to find the right buyer for the right
> money. It might not sell as
> quickly, and the capitalist incentive might be
> a little less, but the
> integrity of the piece will be preserved. If it
> was an unridden Raleigh Pro,
> part it out. If it was an unridden Masi or
> Colnago your size, like your '71,
> how much trouble would it be to rebuild with
> the right parts if you were only
> able to buy the frame? That begs the question,
> is it your size, what size is
> it, and all that. Just my opinion, but the best
> approach would be to keep it
> intact and only sell it to someone who wants to
> keep it intact (hah! like we
> could really know!), and get the right money
> for it. Easier said than done.
> Other considerations:
> Is the frame and finish mint?
> Do you need the money from parting it?
> Do you need the parts for a '73 Masi? or
> something else that year?
> If you knew someone who wanted just the frame,
> you would have the option of
> keeping the group together as a '73 gruppo for
> future use.
> Clear as mud, eh? What size is it...?
> ps. I'm getting ready to go through this with a
> friend's 1961 Cinelli. I'm
> going to offer it first as a complete bike. If
> it doesn't sell for the right
> dough, I'll part it out. It's unfortunate, but
> he really NEEDS the money>>>>
> Stevan Thomas
> Alameda, CA