Re: [CR]de rosa on ebay

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Ideale)

Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 14:36:57 -0700
From: "Tam Pham" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]de rosa on ebay
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It's a real deal. I got the scoop from the buyer, who seems like a nice guy.

Basically, he's been hunting for a De Rosa track bike in his size for 3 years now and have yet to find one (I believe him, because I've been doing the same thing!). Apparently he stumbled across the auction's bike on a website somewhere and proceeded to make an offer to the owner that couldn't be refused (that's also the way I've bought some of my bikes). The bike's owner apparently "legitimized" the offer to buy by posting said bike on eBay for the buyer to bid on... so that's why it sold real fast after it got listed.

Anyways, the new owner is happy as can be since he also has a sentimental reason for the purchase. He raced a similar De Rosa in the 80's. Memories are worth some monies, eh?

So there you have it. Maybe this should be added to the price guide. <grin>

Cheers from Huntington Beach, CA - USA Tam Pham

On 6/14/07, Kurt Sperry <> wrote:
> On 6/14/07, Cheung, Doland <> wrote:
> >
> > Personally, I think the auction is fake. Some sort of monkey business
> > going on here, like an insurance scam or something.
> It's almost got to be a scam of some sort. $5,000 for that bike is just
> too
> far beyond the pale.
> Kurt Sperry
> Belllingham WA