[CR]eBay oddity: Gnutti hubsets

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Ideale)

Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2006 10:54:20 -0500
From: "Phil Sieg" <triodelover@comcast.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]eBay oddity: Gnutti hubsets

Has anyone else noticed this auction?


or #7223311979

This is one of 22 listings for a set of '50s era Gnutti hubs. All are 32/40, solid axle, flip-flop. All are offered at a BIN price of $389. Seller has a rating of 710 with 99.6% positive so he's been around.

All his auctions have the same text and all are BIN. He takes various forms of payment, including BidPay, which ceased operation at the end of 2005. He has a lot of other interesting items, cycling and otherwise. But the hubs are the only thing listed this way.

I'm not suggesting it's a scam. I just found a listing for 22 pairs of the same vintage Gnutti hubs...well, odd. If they are rare enough to command $389/pair, doesn't throwing 22 sets up at once kinda run against the supply-and-demand thing?

Phil Sieg
Knoxville, Tennessee