[CR]no name brakes

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 09:42:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: "john strizek" <lyonstrings@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <MONKEYFOODwSimD3JkU00000b15@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]no name brakes

I recently saw on Ebay a set of no name campagnolo brake calipers. The buy it now was over $1200 and they were bid up to around $600. Are Campagnolo n on-engraved brakes that rare? I am dismayed by the recent increases in vintage parts. Is it speculation o r a market gone wild or what. I occassionally need some parts for a project
   and it scares me. It is almost like when Peter rich of Velo-Sport (in Berk eley, California USA) found it cheaper to import whole bikes in the seventi es and part them out instead of buying the parts in bulk. The reason then w as different; the import duty on parts made the reason for importing the en tire bicycles more economical. the result was the same for parts buying, hi gher costs. I am all for a free market, I am concerned by the rapid rise in the last ye ar and a half. Does anyone else share my concern as users of vintage parts, or am I just b eing an alarmist? John Strizek Sacramento California USA