too much BIN at daft money on ebay for my taste.
I ride my bike with 50th every week, some think it should not be ridden but I don't see it creating much wear as I pick my weather.
I'm collecting another for another project. I have uncovered some bargains.
I don't buy for investment but it helps justify the cost if I know stuff wont depreciate. Unlike my modern kit.
Lots of the eBayers are somewhat hopeful with their listings and having been watching for some time many items get listed over and over again.
The only prices worth noting are the auction final prices not the bin ones.
The cheapest way is to buy a bike with a group and break it down if the frame isn't what you want.
Agreed - buying a bike does seem to provide the best VFM, big cash outlay though and I've got more important priorities - i'm looking at 12 months or so to purchase as much as I can.
Glad to hear you use your's - it's a bit disheartening to see these parts not being used although I wouldn't like to be in the position of being in possession of mint NOS group and then knowing you'd be devaluing it just by installing it on a frame, never mind riding the stuff!
You've made a very salient point there on final auction prices & not the BIN ones - i'll re-trawl the completed listings on ebay to see what things went for. The mech I bought was £150 BIN, seller was obviously skint and I got for what I consider to be decent value - here's hoping for more of the same
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