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Old 05-04-19, 03:06 PM
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Man, I think I have Mavic problems...

Every time I start looking for one of something specific, it snowballs... This month it's Mavic 851's... Good thing I never got into drugs.


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I know what you mean......
But my Mavic 851 SSC fever happened some years ago already.
Always wanted to own the derailleur since they first came out in the mid 80's, but could never afford them BITD.
Fast forward to the early 2000's......... Got back into cycling and decided that it's finally time to get the stuff I only dreamt of in the 80's. clCouldn't find them at first, but then a few years ago, they started showing up at eBay and nobody seemed to notice right away and I was able to buy three NOS sets (FD & RD) at under $100 for each set within a year! Two of the sets are installed and working on bikes now, along with a series 801 set I had on my PSV since the 90's. Don't think I'll ever be able to afford another set in the future, if their prices stay where they are.
Getting "esoteric" components like these when you can is not a problem...... cause I'm sure glad now that I got them when I had a chance. Makes even more rewarding if you actually install and use them on your bikes....
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Well at least they arenít cats.
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I was able to buy three NOS sets (FD & RD) at under $100 for each set within a year!
Oh my god... Imagine if you had cornered the market back then...
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Well at least they arenít cats.
Oh man... I hope I don't decide to get a cat...
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Good thing I got into drugs This month it's Mavic 851's... .
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"Hmm... those Paul derailleurs look nice" cut to a tent on Skid Row
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We'll be there for you brother. Cut to sale of bicycle assets by the bank.
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Well at least they aren’t cats.
Not sure about the dalmation bathrobe, BG, but your hair looks really nice that way.
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Oh, no... There should be a PSA... Maybe the Government should provide a program... It's not my fault...
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Damn.

Looks like you have a thing for billet.

We have similar tastes but differing financial situations. Maybe not for long!

The good news is that that Paul derailleur is one of the few bicycle parts that will actually gain value as time goes on.
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
Damn.

Looks like you have a thing for billet.

We have similar tastes but differing financial situations. Maybe not for long!

The good news is that that Paul derailleur is one of the few bicycle parts that will actually gain value as time goes on.
Actually, I'm an RD junkie... With a thin business excuse (not if my wife asks) Its the most beautiful component IMO... I've gotta make the Paul build worthy to bear it...

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La Brea Bike,

Like yourself, back in the 80's as a yougster, I also admired those awesome Mavic parts . and Also like yourself, I have a few of those Mavic Derailleurs now.

I noticed your Local, You ever get out to those Rose Bowl vintage rides?
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La Brea Bike,

Like yourself, back in the 80's as a yougster, I also admired those awesome Mavic parts . and Also like yourself, I have a few of those Mavic Derailleurs now.

I noticed your Local, You ever get out to those Rose Bowl vintage rides?
So, I guess the second part is, I have almost no time off... I have a Super small shop with only one employee... I only have Mondays off in most cases... I would LOVE to do that, Eroica, and others... Some day...
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Man, I believe you have only a small problem...



It all started as saturday night recreational snorting of Campagnolo white grease. A "friend" gave me a wiff for "free". It is always "free" in the beginning...
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Man, I believe you have only a small problem...



It all started as saturday night recreational snorting of Campagnolo white grease. A "friend" gave me a wiff for "free". It is always "free" in the beginning...
Wow! Looks like an amazing collection!
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Not sure about the dalmation bathrobe, BG, but your hair looks really nice that way.
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Wow! Looks like an amazing collection!
It is not a collection... It is the snowball effect. It started with a small line of grease on a table and now it is a full grown snowball.

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no problem here ?


you can stop anytime you want ! Honest !
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Oh man... I hope I don't decide to get a cat...
Hmmm. Add some cartons of box wine to that video and we have a perfect cross-sectional example of the average New York woman's apartment.
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It's FiFi the TA mascot

Specialites T.A.
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you can stop anytime you want ! Honest !
Quite a few Peugeots there.

My hooks have a similar issue. Things do pile up.
Have a soft spot for Scheeren rims... I just started resorting... time to set up a vintage bike repair shop.
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