Re: [CR]What was your best deal ever?


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Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 18:18:21 +1300
Subject: Re: [CR]What was your best deal ever?
From: Wayne Davidson <wayne.collect@xtra.co.nz>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <6.2.3.4.0.20051102211239.02b39038@pop.earthlink.net>


Hi all, probally one of the better deals over the last 12 months, winning a Campagnolo Rally RD, in a local auction, for a much better price than on eBay, and to find out when I recieved it, that it was NOS as well. So now that I have a user I don't have to worry about wearing this one out........wayne davidson Invers NZ........

PS, also winning a cheap Galli SC crankset on eBay UK, and getting it delivered in person from a good freind in the UK, best Xmas present I got last year....

on 3/11/05 5:44 PM, Mark Stonich at mark@bikesmithdesign.com wrote:
> At 11/2/2005 05:41 PM -0700, Derek Vandeberg wrote:
>> Last question, of the cocktail party variety, which will probably start
>> an interesting thread. What was your best deal ever?
>
> Near the end of the last day of a 3 day garage sale I spotted an
> early '60s Condor with Gran Sport Campi derailleurs and
> shifters. Clearly not a high end frame, but very nice looking and
> apparently all original. Pencil thin seat stays, and the lower end
> of the fork blades are the thinnest I've ever seen. Pumpkin orange
> with a royal purple panel on the seat tube.
>
> The woman running the sale says. "You can have that for hauling it
> away. Nobody wants it because of the funny tires (tubulars) and that
> hard seat (Brooks B15)"
>
> Mark Stonich;
> Minneapolis Minnesota
> http://mnhpva.org
> http://bikesmithdesign.com