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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:56 am 
Old School Grand Master

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US$461.88 for a pair of 32H Mavic 231 rims

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Mavic-231-r ... dZViewItem


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:09 am 
BoTY Winner
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I have two NOS M231's I'll sell for $100 less than that auction. :P


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:24 am 
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Two lessons come out of this for me, don't put a ridiculous bid in to make sure you win an auction that ends overnight, and suddenly everybody has got a set of the parts that you need when you've just paid rather too much for something you've been looking for without success for a long time! :oops:

You live and learn!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:06 am 
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I'd understand if it was a really hard to find part, wtb/chris king headset or similiar.. but 231rims?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:11 am 
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even I have some of them (albeit built up!)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:21 am 
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How much were these new, like £18 a rim? That's a 7 fold increase; these badgers are a better investment than property! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:35 am 
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Good job I didnt go down the dump yesterday as I have had a 231CD rim sat in the back of my Landrover for ages, I was going to chuck it as I didnt think it was worth doing anything with given the price of a new rim/hub ready built from chain reaction.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:05 am 
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I don't think this means much of anything. Freak sale that won't be repeated. Not sure why it happens, but the next sale will be < $100.

Pinguwin

P.S. I heard some alarming yelling last night. I'm from the same city as the seller, turns out it was just him whooping and hollering in celebration. Nothing to see here, move along.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:12 am 
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The world of Art works like this:
I pay a million too much for a 2 million $ McKloogin painting.
Why because I have two other of his paintings. The going rate for McKloogins is now 3 million.
I have invested 7 million but now have 9 million in assets.
(Now to get my chissel and get that Banksy off that bridge)


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