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Old 01-29-09, 09:47 AM   #1
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Shimano Golden Arrow Parts

I've read the guidelines for this section of BF and I'm a little confused with how I'm to go about asking the value of the parts I have in my posession. I know I can't directly link anything, but it also sounds like I can't make it sound like I'm going to sell these parts. However I see people asking what they can get for their bike/parts/frame/etc. in a sales scenario.

So I'm just going to go ahead and say that I have some Shimano Golden Arrow components that I may decide to sell down the line, and don't know how much they are valued at.

What I have:

FD
RD
Brake Levers minus the hoods (they fell apart)
Brake Calipers
Shifting levers with the Shimano 105 name on them, these are not Golden Arrow.

The front and rear derailleurs have been shined up and lubed. I wasn't able to get all of the rust off of the inside of the swing arms but for the most part it's all be removed. For the most part they are in very good condition, very minor surface blemishing, i.e. nics and scratches.
The brake levers have some noticeable scratching on the surface of the levers themselves, don't know how they got there as I received them as is. but for the most part they work well and have been shined up.
The brake calipers are in very good condition, the only area of which with rust is the part of the main bolt where the allen wrench goes. One of the calipers is missing a rubber pad but the pad cage is intact, and the main wire anchoring screw is missing it's tightening nut (easlily replaced by a nut with a wax compression ring in it.) The rest has been polished up.
The shift levers have minor wear on them, and the Shimano 105 labels are 98% intact. All accompanying bushings and such are with the levelers. These look like they go on post style downtube shifters.
The gold within the Golden Arrow's has been worn away, but I'm planning to take some paint and fill them back in. I used Mothers polish on all parts that would accept it to try and bring the parts back to their origninal mirrored finish.

I'm being pretty honest about the condition of the components as I feel I can't be dishonest. I have pictures but I can't get them off my camera for lack of a USB cable. When I get my hands on one, I'll be sure to post pictures.

Whats the market like on Golden Arrow parts? What frame/brand were they common on?
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Old 01-30-09, 07:57 AM   #2
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As promised:





Sorry for the poor quality of pictures, I had to use my back up digi-camera which is small and has no zoom function, just preset ones and it's incredibly suseptable to motion blurring.

The tape is only on the components to keep the shifters bushings and such together and on the brake due to the aforementioned missing nut.
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Golden Arrow was installed on midline bikes. Do a search on here for Golden Arrow and you'll find plenty to read.
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I was hoping this thread would get a greater response since I have a golden arrow group also. I have had trouble digging up a dollar value, the closest estimate I got was around 20 dollars per piece. It's true the Golden arrow group is mid-line, but since it is the first 105 group and was only marked with golden arrows for a few years there may be some demand. You may have some luck on ebay, just make sure to include 105 in the auction name.

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