Some seller on Ebay is selling an Italian Marinoni. Though too big for me, I am tempted to purchase it just to straighten this fool out. An Italian Marinoni is an extremely rare beast and must be worth a great deal of money.
The seller insists the bike is Italian, in spite of several people telling him that it is Canadian made. He argument is that since Guiseppe Marinoni is Italian and from Italy, and even though the bike was built in Canada, it is, in fact, Italian.
Good grief. The bike even has a Canadian maple leaf on the seat tube. Good grief.
I did email the person, asking where I could find information pertaining to the Italian Marinoni. And he, or she, told me to Google. "Do a search of Marinoni bicycles and you will get quite a few hits. They still operate out of Canada. Also search "vintage bicycles Marinoni"".
I did that many times over the years, and, more often than not, my website comes up.
Anyway, that is about as ranti as I get. But this arrogant behavior really bugs me.