Hi Jerry and all:
The ebay ''prices'' are nothing to what they are paying in Japan for some of these items! You should see what some of their swap meet prices are, sure as ''hell'' not the prices you see in the States! A Huret Lux rear derailleur (NOS!) is fetching..................$ 450.- And some time back someone from the ''old list'' was wondring why a ''NOS'' Stronglight V-4 headset sold for $ 80.- on ebay, and most likely it was a Japanese buyer. This same headset is getting no less than............$ 225.- in Japan!
So get all your French stuff and head to................Japan!......There.......are others doing it and in a 5 hour sitting he cleard 10K!...........Sorry to say this person wasn't ''ME''! Hey! You all have a good time, and I'm going to go play with some bike stuff!!......Later!!
Renaissance cycles, Holland
> Wow, and it is used, too. And Kauzo and the other familiar Japanese collectors
> don't appear to be involved in this one, though Greg Parker had a go before
> apparently deciding the price was a bit too rich. There was a Japanese buyer for
> the Mafac brakes, which would be expected as Takao has told us all how popular the
> old French stuff is in Japan. Maybe some of these Japanese collectors should join
> the list and research the stuff available from the classic bike vendors. They
> might save themselves a lot of money compared to what they sometimes pay on eBay.
> Jerry Moos
> p6man wrote:
> > How about the last of the first SR rear deraileurs......
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=485465623
> > That's got to be another record.
> > Duane Kennard
> > on 11/7/00 5:06, OROBOYZ@aol.com at OROBOYZ@aol.com wrote:
> > > Mafac Tiger brake set in OK used shape... $255.00!
> > >
> > > Take a look...
> > >
> > > http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=470155401&ed=97227822 0
> > >
> > > Dale Brown