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 Post subject: Roadie ebay madness
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:14 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
can someone explain this to me please.....£930 for a shifter and front derry

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-campa ... true&rt=nc

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 Post subject: Re: Roadie ebay madness
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:29 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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This is a very early 50s front Mech and matching "open C" shifter. So if you were doing a totally period correct restoration and need this one part...


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 Post subject: Re: Roadie ebay madness
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:36 pm 
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:shock: maybe I'll leave the Armstrong a 5 speed. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Roadie ebay madness
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:51 am 
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They are both early examples and in good condition, but even so it seems a strong price (unless you're the seller). I bought an identical lever for £50 the other day at a jumble and I have early examples of the mech. I bet that I don't get that sort of money when I put them on ebay.


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 Post subject: Re: Roadie ebay madness
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:51 pm 
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sdp2112 wrote:
They are both early examples and in good condition, but even so it seems a strong price (unless you're the seller). I bought an identical lever for £50 the other day at a jumble and I have early examples of the mech. I bet that I don't get that sort of money when I put them on ebay.


Can't help thinking that if you're thinking of selling then now might be the time to clean it up, photo it artistically and get it listed!


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 Post subject: Re: Roadie ebay madness
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:49 pm 
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At £9.30p i'd say yes !!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Roadie ebay madness
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:19 am 
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That is completely nuts.


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 Post subject: Re: Roadie ebay madness
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:42 pm 
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Yeah it's crazy but I have to admit I have been there. I needed one, yes one, frame button to complete my 85 Cinelli and had been looking for 6 months or more. Some guy was asking $40 for a pair and I balked. The next time the frame buttons came up they were $60 and I bought them. he puts head in hand...


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 Post subject: Re: Roadie ebay madness
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:36 pm 
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lewisfoto wrote:
Yeah it s crazy but I have to admit I have been there. I need one, yes one, from button to complete my 85 Cinelli and had been looking for 6 months or more. Some guy was asking $40 for a pair and I balked. The next time the frame buttons came up they were $60 and I bought them. he puts head in hand...


Yeah, but that is a bit different to £930 ...


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 Post subject: Re: Roadie ebay madness
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:51 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
......and another thing........single shifter to operate a front derry? Never seen that before - surely the norm would be double lever shifter to work front and rear derrys :?

Or am I showing my ignorance?

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