Re: [CR] Another open C New Market High

(Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis)

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Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 21:07:43 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR] Another open C New Market High

In a message dated 5/10/02 5:45:38 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< Am I missing something else here? I have 3 or 4 sets of these things (same "orientation") just stuck away 'cause they don't shift all that great!! >>

There was another set of open C shifters that finished a little while ago at $51.00. The fascination is just that they are 1958 or earlier parts, correct for a restoration from that time. Some collectors have more $ than sense. I doubt if it makes economic sense (does bolting those on increase the value of the bike by that much?) to spend that much on shift levers. That said, for a more reasonable sum, I'd like to have a set because I have an appropriate bike for them that I'm going to keep. Better yet, some early handlebar end shifters in open C. But if you have a set that don't shift all that well, let
me know off list.
Stevan Thomas
Alameda, CA