Re: [CR]ebay outing: "1964 De Rosa"

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To: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>, Otis <>,
Subject: Re: [CR]ebay outing: "1964 De Rosa"
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 21:31:36 +0000

And what a great price for such a unique bike!

Ken Freeman
Ann Arbor, MI USA

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From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos

> I think the seller will probably suddenly cancel the auction, then immediately

\r?\n> relist it with a $20,000 reserve, now revealing the FULL STORY. This was a 1967

\r?\n> Peugeot team bike built by Confente in the DeRosa shop for Tom Simpson, and is

\r?\n> in fact THE VERY BIKE Tom was riding when he collapsed on Mont Ventoux. Hey,

\r?\n> Peugeot, DeRosa and Confente all at once, plus an unbeatable provenance. One

\r?\n> just can't let inconvenient facts stand in the way of creative marketing.


\r?\n> Regards,


\r?\n> Jerry Moos

\r?\n> Big Spring, TX






\r?\n> Otis wrote:

\r?\n> "It gets better Sasha. This same "1964 De Rosa" was up for auction

\r?\n> last week as a "1964 Peugeot PX10."

\r?\n> Item number: 270131207594

\r?\n> Quote: "This is quite simply a magnificent bike. It is a vintage

\r?\n> steel Peugeot that I was given by my dad. I believe it is a 1964

\r?\n> model PX10, but it is possible that I am mistaken. I would not be

\r?\n> selling it if I could keep it, but unfortunately I have outgrown its

\r?\n> 52cm frame, and have to trade it in.


\r?\n> This is possibly the greatest bicycle I have ever ridden. It may not

\r?\n> look like much, but it handles like a dream, and the acceleration is

\r?\n> unbelievable for a steel bike. The steel makes it a little heavy, but

\r?\n> it is really worth it. Combined with the other extremely expensive

\r?\n> components, it is an incredibly smooth, precise ride."


\r?\n> I predict that for its next auction it will have morphed into a "1964

\r?\n> Confente."


\r?\n> Chuck Schmidt"


\r?\n> Yeah, when he first re-listed as a DeRosa it still had "PX 10" written in

\r?\n> the ad copy (he finally edited that).


\r?\n> I wrote him for details. It has Suntour drops. Told him it was Japanese, but

\r?\n> he obviously is a scammer and not just mis-informed.


\r?\n> Maybe somebody with a "throw-down" ebay i.d. will bid it up to a million

\r?\n> dollars for a laugh.


\r?\n> Cheers, Jon Williams

\r?\n> Grants Pass OR USA