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    Ellensburg, WA scozim's Avatar
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    LBS pricing - lucky for me

    I bombed out on someone not showing to up to buy a frame on Saturday afternoon in Seattle so I decided to run by the bike shop there with a lot of used parts that I normally frequent. The pricing cracks me up on stuff periodically and lucky for me whoever priced the stuff was clueless.

    I needed an mtb front derailleur and found a nice Deore LX for $8. Located another Suntour Vx long cage rear derailleur for $5.

    But, the gem was in the box of non-descript front derailleurs. I was just about done picking through the bin when something smaller and shiny caught my eye. I pulled it out to see a Suntour Superbe Pro derailleur. I couldn't believe it had survived everyone going through the bin. $4 later I was on my way to the car and a long drive home - but I was definitely happy.
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    Did you go to Recycled?

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    Yep - gotten lucky there a couple of times. Lot's of junk in the brake bins this weekend - same for shifters.
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    Soczim, did you stop at Bike Works? There was a Simplex SX610 rd in the bin for a month, when I visited last Sunday it was gone.

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    Ellensburg, WA scozim's Avatar
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    Dang - no. I need to add that one to the list.
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    Its fun for me to root through those boxes because you pull up something sweet like a Superbe or a Duopar or something and to the people there its just old junk. You feel like you're getting away with something.
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    Hmm, I should try that here. The manager at my LBS let me go through his pile of quill stems. Maybe he has other parts worth snagging.
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    Great feeling indeed! Like finding buried treasure. Boy could I go for a Superbe Pro for only $4! I've been needing its endless band clamp, but every source has been magnitudes more money than the original cost of the FD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oregon Southpaw View Post
    Its fun for me to root through those boxes because you pull up something sweet like a Superbe or a Duopar or something and to the people there its just old junk. You feel like you're getting away with something.
    yeah my 126mm Sante 7 speed freehub laced to a mavic open pro rim for $25 from the LBS was another one of those "get this old junk out of here" scores
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    Haven't been too successful at Bikeworks or Recycled for gems lately.
    But for run of the mill stuff (DiaCompe brakes for example) it has been successful.

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    The LBS I go to has been a gold mine...

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    you drove from Ellensburg to Seattle to sell a frame? wow. that is quite the trip. on a nice day it is a beautiful drive though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    you drove from Ellensburg to Seattle to sell a frame? wow. that is quite the trip. on a nice day it is a beautiful drive though.
    Actually was delivering a bike to another C&V'er that I had picked up for him. Just happened to have the frame for sale as well. Only 130 miles - nice drive considering I do it several times a week.
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    Darn, the Superbe must have shown up recently. I noticed the Vx & not one, not two, BUT THREE Deore triple FD's for $5-8 the last time I was in...ended up going with a triple 105 for $5. Found a SunTour V-GTLuxe in their free pile outside.

    For whatever reason I don't think they're clueless about the value, they seem to be OK pricing nearly everything far below the current Ebay/CL value. Good for them/us.

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