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OMAS Crank 52 42 170 Vintage Italy

Old 04-11-22, 01:57 PM
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OMAS Crank 52 42 170 Vintage Italy

Cankles back to seek your opinions on what these parts may be worth. Y'all have been great.

What's the word on this beautiful OMAS crank. Looks old Italian vintage. Here's the velobase link. https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.a...115&AbsPos=264




Problem is - what's it worth? Low/No relevant eBay history. Don't want to miss an opportunity to earn what it's worth. Tips on how to list this are appreciated (which category, starting price, etc)

(Backstory, selling off saved up inventory at my local bike coop thebrokespoke.org, all revenue goes into the non-profit, so thanks for your tips which help maximize that revenue!)
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1. Dust caps?

2. if you are going to routinely sell on eBay, get to Top Rated seller status where you get free access to Terrapeak. It gives you sales history for the last 365 days.

3. Realize savvy buyers also look at sales history. So if you canít find it, they canít either.íAt that point, I just take a stab at the price and if it sells fast, good, itís gone. If it doesnít sell, lower the price.

4. Buy it now, check the box in your listing so that immediate payment is required. Otherwise, you WILL get people that donít pay. I stopped doing auctions years ago. Been selling on eBay for over 22 years. It has changed. Set a realistic price, sell your item, repeat.
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Do you have the matching bottom bracket and dust caps? As is without I would guess $75 with the dust caps BB I would guess $100. Very nice crank but not very well known outside Italy so not a big market most buyers for crank like this want a major brand to match the other components they have for build.
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That is a relatively rare find and one of my ďI want it, but probably not willing to payĒ items.

Sort of like Gallo and Zeus. Not like Ofmega, Gipiemme since those are more available.

The big sliding bottom bracket will not come as a cheap companion.
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Also if selling consider the BMX crowd with a nice inner ring good chance with a set of short bolts sold BMX it could go higher in value since these cranks where used on some nicer BMX bikes that way.
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Even Ebay is sparse on them. They exist but pretty low number.

Lots of NOS hubs though.
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Someone has listed a crank without rings on eBay. It did not sell at $100 or at $80. It is about to end again with a min bid of $80 with no bidders.

I followed that velobase link and now want a Big Sliding headset in red. Not sure what I would put that on, but it is sharp looking in that 1980s Italian way...

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I went down the same rabbit hole....agree....striking.... ever bought a frame just for a place to put a headset?
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I went down the same rabbit hole....agree....striking.... ever bought a frame just for a place to put a headset?
No, but I like the idea
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If the tapers and threads are perfect, I would want $80 for it locally.
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Most anything OMAS is expensive out there......
Over 100 bucks, easy. IMO.....
I'm sure there's enough guys out there that would love to match it up with their OMAS "Big sliding" Ti BB.

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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Most anything OMAS is expensive out there......
Over 100 bucks, easy. IMO.....
I'm sure there's enough guys out there that would love to match it up with their OMAS "Big sliding" Ti BB.
Which often sells for $150-200 by itself.

Didnít OMaS manufacture a few parts for Campy?
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one U.S. agent for OMAS products in the late 1970's through early 1980's era was Andy Newlands of Strawberry/Fraise/Fragola Racing Cycles of Portland Oregon

product catalogues and adverts 1978-1980:

https://velo-pages.com/main.php?g2_itemId=84

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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
1. Dust caps?

2. if you are going to routinely sell on eBay, get to Top Rated seller status where you get free access to Terrapeak. It gives you sales history for the last 365 days.

3. Realize savvy buyers also look at sales history. So if you canít find it, they canít either.íAt that point, I just take a stab at the price and if it sells fast, good, itís gone. If it doesnít sell, lower the price.

4. Buy it now, check the box in your listing so that immediate payment is required. Otherwise, you WILL get people that donít pay. I stopped doing auctions years ago. Been selling on eBay for over 22 years. It has changed. Set a realistic price, sell your item, repeat.
After 4 days of waiting for payment for a $130 offer that I accepted, I see your wisdom. Its back up though, sigh.
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After 4 days of waiting for payment for a $130 offer that I accepted, I see your wisdom. Its back up though, sigh.
I'm fed up with ebay buyers who don't pay. The solution is quite simple, check the box when creating your listing to require immediate payment. All the verbiage in the world does not matter. Checking the box is simple and eliminates the problem.

I've been selling on ebay for over 22 years.

I was getting almost 10% slow/no pays before I made this change.

If you accept offers, you lose the immediate payment functionality. For this reason, I don't accept offers. But I still get messages with buyers asking about offers. My work around is simple. I tell them OK, in their case I'll accept the offer by temporarily lowering the price of the item. I tell them to act fast, as the price reduction is available, first come, first served. By doing it this way, I maintain the immediate payment required.

eBay is the land of no pay buyers. There is Zero recourse taken against these buyers.

I've also had buyers refuse to sign for a delivery.

Its a battle, eBay pretty much always sides with buyers. Its just how it is......

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I'm fed up with ebay buyers who don't pay. The solution is quite simple, check the box when creating your listing to require immediate payment. All the verbiage in the world does not matter. Checking the box is simple and eliminates the problem.

I've been selling on ebay for over 22 years.

I was getting almost 10% slow/no pays before I made this change.

If you accept offers, you lose the immediate payment functionality. For this reason, I don't accept offers. But I still get messages with buyers asking about offers. My work around is simple. I tell them OK, in their case I'll accept the offer by temporarily lowering the price of the item. I tell them to act fast, as the price reduction is available, first come, first served. By doing it this way, I maintain the immediate payment required.

eBay is the land of no pay buyers. There is Zero recourse taken against these buyers.

I've also had buyers refuse to sign for a delivery.

Its a battle, eBay pretty much always sides with buyers. Its just how it is......
im also learning that this cancelled purchase has no trace n the buyers feedback. A seller ought to be able to see no pays in a buyers history. I will adopt your strategy for a while. I am volunteering. I need not donate my efforts twice.
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eBay has decided buyers are good, sellers are a nuisance. So you have to go into selling with that in mind. You are not going to get a fair shake. What you are going to get is a world wide market for your stuff, which means full value. But don't expect them to look out for sellers.

I continue to use eBay for one reason, its the place where my items get the best exposure and the highest prices. I accept the rest of it.
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eBay has decided buyers are good, sellers are a nuisance. So you have to go into selling with that in mind. You are not going to get a fair shake. What you are going to get is a world wide market for your stuff, which means full value. But don't expect them to look out for sellers.

I continue to use eBay for one reason, its the place where my items get the best exposure and the highest prices. I accept the rest of it.
I still sell some bike parts and books on Ebay. I have learned to live with the way ebay sides with buyers and makes it basically it so you can't leave negative feedaback on buyers and its is even pretty difficult to to leave negative feedback on sellers also, canceled or refunded order's for whatever reason as said just don't show up on buyers or sellers records which makes all the ratings feedback better than it actually is.
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