Re: [CR]Tansini on ebay


Example: Production Builders:LeJeune

Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 15:35:51 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Tansini on ebay
References: <196.30b36a61.2e9c463b@aol.com>


LouDeeter@aol.com wrote:
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> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=7298&item=7107017444&rd
> =1
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> Whoa. This just might be the find of the week. White headtube with headtube
> decal similar to other famous makes. Unusual and rarely seen lugged steel
> Italian bike from, I'm guessing, 60s. And, look at that absolutely stunning
> crankset. This bike would definitely draw comments at Cirque...........I'm
> amazed there are no bids on this 55cm bike with a $99 start price. May be the
> shipping price, hmmmmmmmm. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL.

Lou, there is a saying eRICHIE loves to use, "One man's ceiling is another man's floor."

I hope I'm not being to much of a snob here, but what I'm seeing with this Tansini is a bike that retailed for $69.95 back in the day. The absolutely stunning crankset...

http://i20.ebayimg.com/02/i/02/9c/b1/92_3.JPG

...is a cheap steel crank with a swegged (sp?) on stamped steel one piece spider/chainring. This derailleur looks to be of similar lowest end quality!

http://i14.ebayimg.com/02/i/02/9c/b2/58_3.JPG

The current bid is $127.50... sounds like an absolute fortune to me.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California http://www.velo-retro.com (Timelines, T-shirts, and Reprints)

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