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Old 04-17-12, 03:54 PM
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Have a chance to pick up a bunch of stuff!! wondering what its worth. the guy seems to be selling the stuff pretty cheap...i will probably get a package deal on this stuff. Here is a few of the items which im wondering about
1Campy brake drop bolts
2a bunch of nos rims...mostly clinchers...probably 20 pairs silver and dark anodized
3 I know it sounds strange but....vintage 80s sr and nr campy boxes

there is a bunch of other things as well...didnt get time to look through most of it. He gave me some stuff already but the other stuff, like the ones i mentioned,,,he wont give that away. The guy owned a small bike shop at one time and feels its time to pass on most of his old stock.
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Dibbs on the drop bolt!!

I am not certain if there is a market for the boxes or not. If there I have a few I may let go. The rims it simply depends on what brand and model they are. Of course Mavics and Campi have lots of interest but people also want old Araya and Wolber too.
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Ask to take pictures of bunches of items, if he will allow you to do so.

Compare what you have pictured, to completed auctions on Ebay, seeking support information from Velobase, for extra understanding. Based on that information, decide what each item is worth and total the items up. Now you have an educated understanding of total value, which you can or cannot share with the seller. And, when dealing, keep in mind that buying everything, at one time, should allow you a considerable discount.

It does take some work, to figure what is worth what and what is worth not. This is how I figure out how much to pay, and how much to charge, for otherwise difficult to evaluate and/or obtain vintage items, keeping in mind that some vintage bicycle items are, indeed, made out of unobtanium;-)

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Originally Posted by THE ARS View Post
I'm curious about this, I remember watching Antiques Roadshow and the box was often worth more than toy that came in it.

But, if you are restoring a car the box is worth 0.0, the parts are everything.

Oh, this is WIW.

I have no idea.

I'll tell you though, If you can get me an American made MTB rear derailer and casette, I'll make it well worth your while.

Hen's teeth I know. He who asks and all that.

Good luck bro.

The box typically only effects the value of the unused item that is stored within it. The empty boxes from the 80's probably wont be worth anything on their own for another 100 years or so, unless of course you have NOS to store them in. Think Star Wars figures. Original Darth Vader worth say $100.00, Vader in an opened box $200.00, in a sealed box worth $500.00. Box without Darth Vader...$1.00. Of course this kinda logic doesn't apply to food containers, where at 50+ years old the box is worth more than the food.

They might be worth a few bucks for man cave/shop decorations.

And even if I wasn't going to keep the boxes, I would keep all the literature in them. Those old manuals and catalogs are or can be at the least a source of valuable information. I know I got lots of PDF's saved on this computer of old manuals and catalogs for research and repair know how.

The only other reason I could see keeping boxes would be kinda fraudulent, that's if you were to clean used items and put them in the said box and claim them as NOS.
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Old 04-18-12, 12:28 PM
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verrry interesting. thanks for all the advise! bianchi girl...i will save those drop bolts for you...i already know, he wants 5.00 for those. the rest of the stuff is still getting assembled for me to checkout this weekend. Im going to try to get all the rims he has, the boxes, i think hes just going to give me those as well as a box of about 200 or more brake cables and covers. those are still in the package and have road on one end and mountain on the other. he does have mountain bike stuff as well, which i wasnt interested in but will look for those derailleurs. He also has a bunch of chromeforks both for road and mountain bikes. This stuff was in a big shed, in many boxes so its very hard to checkout everything. He did give me an old schwinn sierra 15 speed. kind of rusty but couldnt argue since it was free. dont think i can do the pics since next time im going over there(this weekend) iwill be getting the stuff. Hoping to get it all fairly cheap!!!!
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