[CR]The Sludi Master Speaks

(Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer)

From: "Bruce & Marie Van Remortel" <vrgeckos@ite.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 19:14:37 +1000
In-Reply-To: <CATFOOD543TuylJc0xv000016f7@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]The Sludi Master Speaks

Sure I just sold a set of Sludi's for $305, fifteen minutes prior to that closing my other set went for "only" $240. That shows the randomness of the bidding process. I've got a Stronglight 49D NOS up right now that hasn't been touched at $170. I would've guessed the "hot one" would have been reversed, with the Sludi's getting a bit over $50 and the 49D's going through the roof... You can never tell.

I think the Rally at $230 doesn't look too bad, now. I've paid $140 for one once, and thought that was a fair value. I'll always remember the bidding wars I got into for a set of NOS 3-piece Phils; man, I put in $505 as my max bid and some other "fool" bid $300, I wound up taking them at $305. I felt used (post-auction shock) but they are my favorites to this day, and on every downhill (when I can just fly) it seems like a good purchase : )

Great discussion from everyone. I think you all made excellent points, there is just no rhyme or reason to the vintage lightweight hobby pricing sometimes! Sometimes we're lucky and other times we pay through the nose, simple supply and demand...

Regards, Bruce Van Remortel Andersen AFB, Guam USA 150,000 inhabitants, palm trees blowing in the breeze, and 75/85 everyday...