|OMG!!! Check this out on ebay... (not mine)||gspot|
Jan 7, 2004 2:00 PM
check it out... it is not mine.. if I had this, I would not sell it...
quickly... it ends soon...
|wow, that is nice! (nm)||laffeaux|
Jan 7, 2004 2:09 PM
|I saw that also....||Dave Hickey|
Jan 8, 2004 4:32 AM
|Very cool bike except you'd have to make a fixie out of it unless you want the downtube "Bianchi" to be obscured by the shifters. Either way it's a very cool frame......|
|pretty cool; too big for me, though nm||DougSloan|
Jan 8, 2004 3:09 PM
|What a crime ...||Humma Hah|
Jan 9, 2004 9:50 AM
|... to leave that bike in the wrapper for 40+ years!
Now, I certainly hope the new owner takes that #$#! paper off and takes it out for some exercise! I'm sure they'll try to keep it looking like new, but I hope that doesn't mean it will just be a piece of wall art, or worse yet, stored away never to see the light of day, only to be auctioned off periodically to another collector.
|That brings up a good question||laffeaux|
Jan 9, 2004 10:41 AM
|Suppose you had a bike that was semi-collectable, and in absolutely mint condition (i.e. 10 year old NOS bike). Would you:
1) Never ride it.
2) Only ride it when the weather was perfect.
3) Ride it like it was any other bike.
|Or ride it but take better care of it than a beater ...||Humma Hah|
Jan 9, 2004 4:07 PM
|This particular bike is an interesting case: it ain't original paint, or even CORRECT paint, but it is FACTORY paint. That probably drops its value as a museum collectable, but means its a mint prize for someone who appreciates it.
If it were mine, I'd ride it on special rides when there was no exceptional risk, where I could keep an eye on it, and the rest of the time it would hang in a protected environment, cleaned and waxed. Which is more or less what I do with the Paramount.
|Crime ?.....Au contraire!.....It's a time capsule...nm||bicyclerepairman|
Jan 9, 2004 12:36 PM