Re: [CR] Question on vintage Cinelli - SOLD


Example: Humor

References: <854990.12796.qm@web51605.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
To: fyrtom@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2010 19:09:55 -0400
In-Reply-To: <854990.12796.qm@web51605.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
From: oroboyz@aol.com
Subject: Re: [CR] Question on vintage Cinelli - SOLD


<<.. it seems that those who aren't seemingly in the know will break such a piggy for that object, obsessiveness perhaps? >>

Well, let's stop & think a minute.

What if you have been patiently waiting for this exact size Cinelli to come up at auction?

If the new owner had access to a reasonable priced repair & paint facility, he could theoretically remove the braze-ons & bridge, replace the bridge and spray it a nice silver metallic (single color)... decals are readily available and for around $3K have a very nice 1960s or maybe even earlier Cinelli frame set, arguably the most collectible Italian bike... Could be worse! :)

Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA

-----Original Message----- From: Tom Jue <fyrtom@yahoo.com> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Mon, Jul 5, 2010 5:55 pm Subject: [CR] Question on vintage Cinelli - SOLD

List/Gentlemen,

Thank you all who discerned this anomaly of the subject, and cared enough to

comment through your replies. At $2500.00 USD, the eBay winning bid, along with

another $145.00 USD for its international shipping, I for one will use much more

discretion when getting excited about such a venerable vintage namesake as

Cinelli, being that my eyes did pop when I viewed the photos of the bottom

bracket.

It's really too bad, that it seems that those who aren't seemingly in the know

will break such a piggy for that object, obsessiveness perhaps?

And then, what if I did save the $2500 for the real McCoy? Would the "market"

in these days have justified the price/correct-item? Is there a market? We'll

have to wait and see...

http://tiny.cc/m47xm

Curiously await-collecting,

Tom M. Jue, S.F., CA