As nice examples of badged Cinelli stems have repeatedly fetched over 500 USD in the past couple of years and that desirable steel bars routinely see 300 USD or more, the price wasn't too surprising to me. Last April a similar set sold for 790 USD.
Kurt Sperry Bellingham, Washington USA
On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 7:50 PM, Matthew 'Devotion' Bowne
> Was anyone following this auction for a steel Cinelli (badged) track stem and matching bars (mod. 14, I presume)? My jaw just about hit the floor when I saw that the ending bid broke $900!
> This double what I thought was a market high about a year ago... What gives? Something special about this set that I should know about?
> Matthew Bowne
> Brooklyn, NYC