Don't you just hate Ebay, you wait ages for some NOS bits, they don't get listed, so you compromise.
I wanted some NOS black ONZA L-stubbies for my next 1999 Kona 853 Explosif build. They just didn't turn up, so I looked out for my second choice, some mint X-Lite stubbies.
In the end I settled for my third choice of some NOS X-Lite Enduros, still in the box!
These arrived and I was happy, then a few days later the X-Lite stubbies came up for sale and would you believe it, the same day I bid and won these, the exact NOS ONZAs came up for sale!
OK, I am happy with all three, but the moral is when looking on Ebay:
DON'T COMPROMISE, THE EXACT ITEM WILL TURN UP EVENTUALLY
1998 Kona 853 Explosif, 1999 NOS Kona 853 Explosif, 1999 NOS Lynskey signed Litespeed Obed Ti, 1999 Marin Mount Vision (custom), Cannondale Bad Boy 700c Disc (everyday hack) and a 1993 Marin for the Wife. Latest build in progress is a 1993 Marin Eldridge Grade with original paint.
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