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    Nuovo Record prices are low.....

    I just took a look at completed listings on ebay and the NR prices are the lowest I can remember in a long time.

    Economy? Time of year? General fading away of the current vintage lust?

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    I don't know what the reason is. For a while there some of the vintage Campy prices where just way high maybe there just coming down to a more realistic level.

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    Traditionally, for me, from September to January is a very slow time for Ebay sales, as a huge portion of my market prepares for winter. The Economy, might also have something to do with it. Fading away of vintage lust? I think the interest in vintage bicycles is growing, but that is just me.
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    It probably has to do with the abudance of NR parts on ebay at this time. If something is scarce, it usually brings a higher price. I am now two deep in NR RDs for my two bikes.
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    C-record was at its peak 2-3 weeks ago. Saw some used Gen 1 derailleurs sell for hundreds in the last two months, when they were ~120 a few months back. Some shifters selling for $100 when they were ~45. Who knows!
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    On the other hand, "better" French component prices have risen significantly.....at least the asking price for them had, but maybe they will just go down again when not much gets sold soon.
    So everyone please hold off buying at the ridiculous starting prices at eBay till these yoho sellers gets a grip back on to reality!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbkirby View Post
    It probably has to do with the abudance of NR parts on ebay at this time. If something is scarce, it usually brings a higher price. I am now two deep in NR RDs for my two bikes.
    It might also have to do with the abundance of NR components, period. I think they made Jillions of the things for many years as the design lasted for so long without too many changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaise_f View Post
    C-record was at its peak 2-3 weeks ago. Saw some used Gen 1 derailleurs sell for hundreds in the last two months, when they were ~120 a few months back. Some shifters selling for $100 when they were ~45. Who knows!
    +1, I recently sold a nearly complete C Record group for just shy of $1800. That's, wheel set (Open Pros), 1st gen seat post and RD, FD, shifters, Cobalto calipers and levers, cranks, BB, headset. Most everything was in excellent shape. The RD alone brought $350. I've sold 2 seat posts, both for around $180. I think the headset and BB both brough a little over $100. Wish I had some more C Record laying around. It looks beautiful, but doesn't perform any better than SR in my opinion/experience, and personally I prefer the way NR/SR looks.

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    Maybe people are moving on to later 80's early 90's bikes and away from 60's/70's?

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    It seems like there is so much Campy stuff out there it's surprising the prices stay so high. I think if people see something is selling under current market, they buy it just to sit on it.
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    Dear lord! I have 2 groups on bikes. Maybe I should part out!

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    I saw some "Sheriff Star" hubs listed a few weeks back with a BIN of over a grand!!

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    Dear lord! I have 2 groups on bikes. Maybe I should part out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shnibop View Post
    +1, I recently sold a nearly complete C Record group for just shy of $1800. That's, wheel set (Open Pros), 1st gen seat post and RD, FD, shifters, Cobalto calipers and levers, cranks, BB, headset. Most everything was in excellent shape. The RD alone brought $350. I've sold 2 seat posts, both for around $180. I think the headset and BB both brough a little over $100. Wish I had some more C Record laying around. It looks beautiful, but doesn't perform any better than SR in my opinion/experience, and personally I prefer the way NR/SR looks.
    shnibop, I think you struck gold with that part out. I've PM'd you about it before but when I eventually part my group out I'm going to have you bless it first.

    I've got a complete group with Deltas and nice tubular campy rims, last gen though. I would sell it for less than half of the price you got in a heartbeat! Condition isn't as good on mine though. Quick somebody buy my C-Record group so you can part it out on ebay so you can make millions!!!

    Kidding aside, I've noticed C-Record going pretty high recently as well.
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    I just sold some NR stuff on ebay. Sold for more than I thought I would get. Derailleurs are going cheap. Brakes and Cranksets are big ticket items. You never know. Oh yeah, half the stuff I sold went to Japan and South Korea.

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    I recently sold a nearly complete C Record group for just shy of $1800
    Wow! Now I don't feel as bad for what I paid for an almost complete group. I didn't get the headset or seat post but it was many hundreds cheaper. Then I got a set of second generation 8-speed ergos for $40 on CL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
    On the other hand, "better" French component prices have risen significantly.....at least the asking price for them had, but maybe they will just go down again when not much gets sold soon.
    So everyone please hold off buying at the ridiculous starting prices at eBay till these yoho sellers gets a grip back on to reality!

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    A Huret Luxe RD sold for about $130 last week and an FD sold for $177!

    I just listed my set a few days ago. If mine sell for half of those prices, I'll be pleased as punch.
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    I'm just waiting for the Chinese to discover vintage road bikes. To ride, not to melt down. That will be a huge market.

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    I'm noticing - and liking - this recent trend, too. I have enough for the bikes already, but I need spec-drillium stock for this winter

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    It seems that nice rear der. are around $40, so stock up!

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    I'm noticing - and liking - this recent trend, too. I have enough for the bikes already, but I need spec-drillium stock for this winter

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    Meanwhile, some of the nicer Japanese stuff seems to be going up, such as Cyclone Generation 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    Meanwhile, some of the nicer Japanese stuff seems to be going up, such as Cyclone Generation 1.
    Cyclone MkII RDs have also risen so much in the last couple of years. NOS examples are way over double what they went for just two, three years ago!
    Only thing cheap out there now are mostly real junky stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
    I just sold some NR stuff on ebay. Sold for more than I thought I would get. Derailleurs are going cheap. Brakes and Cranksets are big ticket items. You never know. Oh yeah, half the stuff I sold went to Japan and South Korea.
    Thats not surprising I sold some old record stuff and some regina freewheels recently basically junk to me and got some good prices from some Japanese bidders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliobob View Post
    A Huret Luxe RD sold for about $130 last week and an FD sold for $177!

    I just listed my set a few days ago. If mine sell for half of those prices, I'll be pleased as punch.
    Damn I'm going to have to look through my boxes and see If what I have in French junk. I'm pretty sure I have a set of huret DR's and a couple better simplexes.

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