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Old 10-30-22, 06:36 PM
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Sun Tour new in box, velvet opened

NiB means something to me.

hell, I donít even want to take it out of the never opened plastic bag.

anyway, I know nothing, less than nothing about suntour . . . .







These were in the box No idea how a nipple less cable fits in with this.

Not sure the lil price tag has a relationship either


except the fact that because of all the whiskey I drink, spell check keeps trying to change it to Suntory.
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Old 10-30-22, 07:45 PM
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That's a great derailleur, but not really a NOS NIB collector's item, IMHO. these derailleurs are pretty common, and go for $10 to $50 in my experience, with $50 being pretty darn mint, but still not new. The new in bag one you have might be worth more to someone -- but I'd guess $100 as a high end on fleabay.
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Old 10-30-22, 07:54 PM
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Having refurbished and sold a couple of these in good shape, I’d agree with Jules above. New in box will have some value to a small group of the right buyers, but it’s not far fetched to think you could squeeze $100 from this.
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Old 10-30-22, 07:56 PM
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Old 10-31-22, 12:40 AM
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If I didn't know any better and needed that model, I would pay $50-$60 for it.

A long time ago, I didn't know any better and paid $100 for a nos Cyclone. Now, I basically get them free off a donor bike that looks like hell.
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Old 10-31-22, 06:29 AM
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Welp,

it was up for less than 20 min

clearly I underpriced it.


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Old 10-31-22, 07:36 AM
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Yep, there are people that insist on NIB//NOS parts. I've sold a lot of these over the years in excellent, used condition, for $40 to $50. NOS tends to be a multiple of that. As a person that "uses" vintage parts, I don't pay the NOS premium as I know as soon as I take it out of the bag, its just another super clean USED part.

The V GT Luxe is my favorite friction derailleur out there, bar none. Suntour improved the V design over the years. Split cage is a WINNER, wish Shimano would incorporate that design into their new derailleurs.

Depending on the desirability of the part, NOS can be 2X to 10X what a nice used unit sells for. I'd guess the V Luxe would be at the lower end of the multiple, while top of the line Campy could be at the 10X multiple. or even more. Me, NOS looks a little odd on a 40 year old bike with patina. But the proceeds from NOS sales helps fuel the bike fund, so I am into that!
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Old 10-31-22, 07:51 AM
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that's cool as heck. I remember Bikecology's ads in the back of bicycle magazines in the 80s. I bought my Supergo Access Comp mtb (Columbus tubing, made in Taiwan, Deore equipped) from them. Are they still in business?
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Old 10-31-22, 08:17 AM
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Did anyone else notice the description on the paperwork inside the bag? Slant pantograph? I think they meant slant parallelogram. Suntour, I believe, invented the slant parallelogram design for rear derailers.
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"Velvet" was auto correct when I neat to say NEVER

I spoke to the buyer, he isn't even restoring a bike but getting an old DiamondBack on the road. This wasn't even the stock RD, so I don't get it, but I'll take his $$ and buy something Italian for my bike.

Next one I'll do the 7-day auction and let peeps fight over it.
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Old 10-31-22, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Me, NOS looks a little odd on a 40 year old bike with patina.
Most all this vintage stuff is so easy to polish, it looks nos from 5 ft away.
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Originally Posted by robvolz View Post
Ö.except the fact that because of all the whiskey i drink, spell check keeps trying to change it to suntory.
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