[CR]ebay outing: "1964 De Rosa"

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From: "Grant McLean" <grant.mclean@sympatico.ca>
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]ebay outing: "1964 De Rosa"
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 18:05:56 +0000


Chuck,

I knew something was funny about this auction when i saw that the bike is in "Chevy Chase" Maryland !

Grant McLean Toronto, BaadaBoom, Canada

Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:03:44 -0700 From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net> To: CR RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: Re: [CR]ebay outing: "1964 De Rosa" Message-ID: <39B90878-8257-4C10-9905-C139E1A6EF5B@earthlink.net> In-Reply-To: <1e4701b80706260755j6da80a1em8d076dc4fa35a6a3@mail.gmail.com> References: <1e4701b80706260755j6da80a1em8d076dc4fa35a6a3@mail.gmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed MIME-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v752.2) Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Precedence: list Message: 16

On Jun 26, 2007, at 7:55 AM, sasha eysymontt wrote:
>Heh. Color me a bit dubious ;)
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It gets better Sasha. This same "1964 De Rosa" was up for auction last week as a "1964 Peugeot PX10." Item number: 270131207594 Quote: "This is quite simply a magnificent bike. It is a vintage steel Peugeot that I was given by my dad. I believe it is a 1964 model PX10, but it is possible that I am mistaken. I would not be selling it if I could keep it, but unfortunately I have outgrown its 52cm frame, and have to trade it in.

This is possibly the greatest bicycle I have ever ridden. It may not look like much, but it handles like a dream, and the acceleration is unbelievable for a steel bike. The steel makes it a little heavy, but it is really worth it. Combined with the other extremely expensive components, it is an incredibly smooth, precise ride."

I predict that for its next auction it will have morphed into a "1964 Confente."

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA USA
http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)