So all of this will drive up the prices of the unscathed classics.
I cut off the derailleur hanger on this bike, mostly because I felt it s hould end it's life that way. Of course it was not a Masi. http://webpages.charter.net/steve.johnson1/graphics/or.jpg
Few folks on this list were around then, but there was a time in the US when gas was rationed. Old bikes, classics included, were pulled out of neglect and upgraded for transportation until WW II ended.
I bet that is what happend to this bike: http://sheldonbrown.org/ranger.html
Steven Johnson, Shiloh, IL
ost of the grubby little cretins dont get their hands on a classic frame
, but when they do there seems to be no interest in the history or rest oration value of a classic steel frame. I was in a bike shop two weeks ago looking for a T.A. extractor for my Reynolds 531 Raleigh and one of the kids with all of the chrome shit hanging off his face offered me $20 .00 for the frame. Needless to say I declined. I have seen what those
butchers do. They cut OFF the dérailleur hangers and burn off the drop-outs to have some cheap-ass track lugs crudely brazed one.