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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:40 am 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-USA- ... 27d887c823


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:48 am 
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educate me. £300 for a rear mech?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:50 am 
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Don't use a toaster in the bath. There endeth the first lesson.

As for the mech it's a Pauls components one and they do seem to command quite a premium. Obviously. Whether this will sell at £300 not sure.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:56 am 
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this seemed a bit disingenuous :

"Paul is the brand of Paul Component Engineering of Chico, California. Owned by Paul Price (?), Paul Component Engineering is basically a CNC machine shop dedicated to producing high quality bicycle components in low volumes. I believe that they started up in 1989 and that they are still thriving today.

They introduced the Powerglide rear derailleur in 1995 and produced it for a few years. It s no longer in production.

Frank Berto ascribes the demise of the various CNC derailleurs, such as the Paul Powerglide, to Shimano’s 1996 introduction of the XTR groupset. Personally I think that there is only so far that natty anodising can take you - consumers quickly found that the CNC derailleurs did not change especially well, were easily damaged and were ferociously expensive. Manufacturers equally quickly found that they could make better money and provide a more useful service by concentrating on other more niche components.

Still, it was a wild and colourful party while it lasted."


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:17 pm 
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why disingenuous?
seems about right to me... :?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:47 pm 
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There still seems to be a market for them otherwise why the high prices? Surely if they were as bad as this makes out they wouldn't be wanted even now.

I know nothing but doesn't add up to me.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:11 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
There still seems to be a market for them otherwise why the high prices? Surely if they were as bad as this makes out they wouldn't be wanted even now.

I know nothing but doesn't add up to me.


You confuse collectability / desirability with functionality. The two often correlate but not always.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:20 pm 
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So they're bought as baubles? I know we buy things for the aesthetic, but these are functional objects?

Each to their own.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:09 pm 
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Similar to Morati cranks I guess, they all break sooner or later, but they go for silly money.


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