Re: [CR]Pic of the Day - Magic Crankset....and now Magic ALLEGRO


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Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 09:07:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ted Baer <wickedsky@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day - Magic Crankset....and now Magic ALLEGRO
To: aldoross4@siscom.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <485a4ddf.25e.46b3.670722962@siscom.net>


That's pretty wild Aldo. But I saw an Allegro--eBay auction #270247192246 and it's respective parts listed by seller "ourtodayathome" magically disappear from eBay yesterday. Things like this usually bother me about as much as hearing that a local Walmart is going to close it's doors.

But yesterday's abrupt decision to end the auction by the seller came as somewhat of a surprise as I was the high bidder of both the Allegro auction and his Weinmann 999 brake auction (which also vanished.)

Oddly the seller did have a clause in his auction stating that he reserved the right to end the auction locally.

I could sit here and whine like a fussy b*t*h but there's no point in that. I too have been guilty of ending auctions early in the past when offered an incredible amount of money. I take the Allegro incident as a learning experience.

Ted E. Baer Palo Alto, CA

aldoross4 <aldoross4@siscom.net> wrote: Pic of the Day 19 June, 2008

Georges Biscot's Magic Crankset

Star of French stage and screen, Georges Biscot (15 September 1889 - 18 December 1944) appeared in at least 28 movies between 1916 and 1944. Among them was 1925's "Le roi de la p=e9dale" in which Biscot portrayed an amateur cyclist:

"For good luck, a bicycle manufacturer hires an honest young groom. In Paris, the groom must deal with a wicked foreman, dishonest cyclists, and the intrigues of others. But Fortune smiles on lets him, and he wins the Tour de France, and marries the boss's daughter!"

Looks like the artist had a bit of fun when retouching this photo - note the magic crankset. Or perhaps he didn't understand how a bicycle is constructed? From "l'Intran-Match" No.231, 10 February 1931.

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/aldoross/pd/Biscot.JPG.html

See poster for "Le Roi de la P=e9dale" at:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/aldoross/pd/Le+Roi+de+la+Pedale+1925.JPG.html

Aldo Ross
Middletown, Ohio