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C-Record Century group complete/used

Old 07-11-22, 06:03 AM
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C-Record Century group complete/used

a friend is interested in buying this from me. I know there are parts listed at Ebay all the time, but with -what seems to me- completely unrealistic price tags. I simply have no idea what would be a fair price for both seller and buyer.

It is a complete groupset including:
- cranks 170mm
- FD braze on
- RD
- Delta brakes (5th Gen) - black rubber bellows, also tire guides are black coated - later change?
- Brake Levers
- LF Hubs laced to Mavic GP4 rims
- Headset

One of the dust caps on the front hub is not "century" but a standard polished C-Record

Also included is a set of C-Record Syncro downtube shift levers, those with the auxiliary side lever to switch from index to friction (maybe a bit older than the group?). this is not in Century finish but i think these never ecisted, same for the seatpost. This group sale would be without seatpost.

The whole group set has been ridden, but is in good condition. Cranks have very minor "shoe rub" spots.

any help is appreciated!
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Old 07-11-22, 07:02 AM
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These are apparently extremely rare. I wasn't familiar with the finish so looked up the velobase.com information. The RD is exceptionally beautiful.

Anyone can ask anything on eBay, but what you really need to research is completed sales, not listings.

A photo of the group would also help.
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Old 07-11-22, 07:16 AM
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I really wish I could help you with this...I won't even hazard a guess, other than A LOT. There aren't that many that sell in a given period, so it's tough to give you an idea. I might take this question to the crowd at Classic Rendezvous.
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The OP doesn't say how they acquired the group set. To me, that would have a big impact on how much I asked, especially considering the fact it is a friend who is wanting to purchase it.

Did it come on a bike, or did you buy them separately? Did you get a good deal?

Friends typically warrant a discount from what you'd sell them to a stranger for. So all of the above should be reflected in the overall price.
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Old 07-11-22, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I really wish I could help you with this...I won't even hazard a guess, other than A LOT. There aren't that many that sell in a given period, so it's tough to give you an idea. I might take this question to the crowd at Classic Rendezvous.
Agree with KonAaron that these are worth a lot, but I also don't have a good valuation. Those "Sheriff Star" hubs in road versions are rare and especially so in graphite (the normal silver track ones are relatively much more common, but still pricey). I've only seen those hubs as standard equipment on the Bianchi Centenarios.
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Old 07-11-22, 11:20 PM
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Yeah, but those are not included from what I understand.

They're just in what I assume is an example photo posted by another member.
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Yes that group pic is not mine, my group is still on a frame. The group i consider selling has the low flange hubs. I do have a set of Graphite Sheriff Stars but the potential buyer has not expressed special interest in them yet.

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A little over a year ago I finished piecemealing a group largely from EBay for a De Rosa build and it was north of 1,2000. I found the rear derailleur by far the hardest thing to find (at least in good shape). I offered one seller 500 for a nice rear derailleur and they never even responded! In my experience the stuff is really valuable to the right person. Good luck!
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A little over a year ago I finished piecemealing a group largely from EBay for a De Rosa build and it was north of 1,2000. I found the rear derailleur by far the hardest thing to find (at least in good shape). I offered one seller 500 for a nice rear derailleur and they never even responded! In my experience the stuff is really valuable to the right person. Good luck!
that is my experience too. i started shopping pieces on ebay before i got a donor bike ith the full groupset (always the preferable way if it is possible - i was just lucky).
i scanned the finished auctions on ebay but with not much of a result, while several parts are being offered with a "buy now" price, almost none seem to sell... anyway the potential buyer has decided against it before we negotiated a price, so i will sell it separately. we'll see... thanks for all the input!
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That center-pull derailleur looks so different from the classic NR side pulls. Performance-wise, how do they compare?
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