[CR]re: rare Campagnolo drop-outs

(Example: Production Builders:Teledyne)

From: "C. Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 10:11:56 -0800
Subject: [CR]re: rare Campagnolo drop-outs

Chuck wrote:

Currently $2,125.00 with 27 bids and 11 hours to go...

Beautiful and unique: http://i17.ebayimg.com/02/i/03/a1/ca/56_3.JPG

Auction number: 7142082677

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California


I think those are very cool...but, nonetheless, paying that much for a set of drop-outs, no matter how cool, strikes me as something out of the Dutch orchid bubble. The buyer is a collector who has spent a truly remarkable amount of money on rare vintage bike stuff in his time on ebay..and the market appears to be just him, and people who probably know him personally... all 5-or-so of them competing to see who has the biggest...ahem.

Makes my 2K De Rosa f/f of awhile back look almost sane.

Charles "touched, but not THAT touched" Andrews SoCal

..I suppose the drop-outs have historical significance, in that they were the first ones made for the Gran Sport...but still.

"What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are."

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