Re: [CR]Stronglight crank questions


Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré

Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 06:33:38 -0800 (PST)
From: Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Stronglight crank questions
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <3C45ECA6.D2E48481@earthlink.net>


--- Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Any part that evolves over the years with small
> changes is always more
> valuable to the collector as the original (or
> earlier) version.
>
> This, of course, is irrespective of whether the part
> was changed for
> good reason or not. Most times the part was changed
> for a _very_ good
> reason.
>
> I guess the word "reason" doesn't always figure into
> the game of
> collecting ;)
> Chuck:

You make an interesting point here. The "early version gets the big bucks" seems to be the rule. It is interesting to consider some of the Campy bits that are somewhat rare, but do not command the high prices of their more abundant predocessors. In particular, some of the early Post-CPSC parts seem to be less abundant than the pre-CPSC versions, but too few people are aware of the existance of these parts to support a seller's market. For example, the post-CPSC four hole front derailleurs, and the first version of the curved QR are not very common items, but flat cages and flat QR's are the more sought-after features. I guess that's because collectors remember the obvious changes more than the subtle ones.

Tom Dalton
     
> Chuck "always looking for the earlier version"
> Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California