[CR]PX-10 and Vintage Bike Prices-is a Price Guide Needed?

(Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer)

Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 21:00:18 +0000 (GMT)
From: <gholl@optonline.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]PX-10 and Vintage Bike Prices-is a Price Guide Needed?

I gather many feel that the price lately paid for a PX-10 on eBay was excessive. Perhaps it was. But, in the absence of a current price guide, how is one to know what the "right price" for a vintage bike really is? The topic of a current price guide for vintage bikes generally is not well received on CR-but many who decry the price guide idea are quick to find fault with some poor soul who has "paid too much". Most times on CR inquiries about price of bikes and components are held in contempt-until a high price is reached-then comments abound-almost always derogatory ones. It would seem that one can't have it both ways. If the rules or convention prohibit such inquires on CR that's fine-but there should be somewhere to find such information. Some info is present on eBay itself, but it's too limited to be really useful. I think such a vintage bike price guide is badly needed-almost every other form of collectible has a current price guide. Some collectibles have several. George Hollenberg MD Westport, CT, USA

George Hollenberg MD