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    This has got to be a mistake right?

    Is there something special about this that I don't know about?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_500wt_1182

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    well it is 'Vintage' and 'Made in England' LOL seems way over priced to me
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

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    I've had it in my Watch list for a few days and it was just in the $20 range a day or two ago.

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    Oooo-wee, I hope not. I have one that's almost as nice, that I might put up....

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    Looks to be in outstanding condition, but something doesn't smell right here.
    In search of what to search for.

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    That's substantially more than I paid for all but one of my bikes. Not that anyone asked.

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    Senior Member flammenwurfer's Avatar
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    Exactly. I spent $100 on my most expensive bike. I don't see how a light set can be worth $200+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbonamici View Post
    That's substantially more than I paid for all but one of my bikes. Not that anyone asked.
    Well, that's the whole thing about parting out a bike. My 1950 Norman Rapide set me back $100, and attached to it, as you can see in this picture, was a light similar to the one in the auction.

    I would gladly have paid more than that for the bike without the light, but there was no reason to mention that to the seller. As it turns out there are quite a few things on that bike that would sell for more than I paid for it; it doesn't mean the lamp (for example) isn't worth it, but rather that I got a pretty good deal.


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    Must be something that's the only "correct" component for a particular restoration.
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    That Norman is super nice.

    I get the parting out thing, I'm just saying you could sell that light, and maybe for a lot of money, but it wouldn't be to me. I'm more of a diamond in the rough bargain hunter, and a light would never be important enough for me to trade a nice bike for it. Clearly, others feel differently.

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    Looks like there are 2 bidders bidding against each other on this, thus the price...
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    still stuck in the '80s; '70s were good as well, but i severely dislike tubulars.
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    Wow, I guess some people have more money than they know what to do with. Restoration or not, there's bound to be another light set come up sooner or later.

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    WOW just plain WOW
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    Just the beginning...

    My guess is that we are going to see more and more of this sort of thing as the interest in vintage bicycles continues to expand. Lights stick way out there and are very prone to damage. Examples in good condition are going to be few, far between and worth way too much. But then again, that could be the sixties doing another rerun.

    What is so special about this set listed for auction, I do not know. What I do know is that I am going to have a look at some of the old sets I have kicking around. Knew I tucked them away for a reason:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
    My guess is that we are going to see more and more of this sort of thing as the interest in vintage bicycles continues to expand. Lights stick way out there and are very prone to damage. Examples in good condition are going to be few, far between and worth way too much. But then again, that could be the sixties doing another rerun.

    What is so special about this set listed for auction, I do not know. What I do know is that I am going to have a look at some of the old sets I have kicking around. Knew I tucked them away for a reason:-)
    There's some of that, but still, something just seems wrong here.
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