I feel that bicycles such as these are usually worth about the price of transit and no more. Maybe a fun rider or a way to get some one interested in vintage gear, but nothing more.
If anybody really needs one similar to it; I have a Chesini that would fill the bill for ya.
Nick Zatezalo Atlanta, Ga
> [Original Message]
> From: Chuck Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Date: 10/11/2004 6:34:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR]Tansini on ebay
> LouDeeter@aol.com wrote:
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=7298&item=7107017444& rd
> > =1
> > 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...
> ...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!
> 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)