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NIB Campagnolo 50th anniversary gruppo on my local Craigslist

Old 04-16-22, 06:20 AM
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NIB Campagnolo 50th anniversary gruppo on my local Craigslist

Wow, looky I tripped across browsing the Ann Arbor CL Bike Parts section! You don’t see these very often, and it would be super cool for the passionate, cycling collector to have.

https://annarbor.craigslist.org/bop/...463253325.html
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If money was not issue in life, that is a cool keepsake!
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For 5 grand you don't get a watch!?
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When those gruppos came out, many people bought them as "investments." Coulda just put that money in an index fund. Heck, the DOW has gone up a lot more than that, assuming someone will spend $5k for the anniversary gruppo. I laughed at the people I knew who bought them and stuck them in the closet.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
When those gruppos came out, many people bought them as "investments." Coulda just put that money in an index fund. Heck, the DOW has gone up a lot more than that, assuming someone will spend $5k for the anniversary gruppo. I laughed at the people I knew who bought them and stuck them in the closet.
I'd rather open the case and look at the gruppo instead of looking at an index fund.

Just sayin.
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The packing list show an option for a 25mm seat post. What frame would that have been intended for?
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A discerning way to separate 'collectors' from 'riders' in the world of C&V enthusiasts. Well,...mostly.

Altho, I think there have been much higher Asking prices for Campa 50th, in the box.
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I'd rather open the case and look at the gruppo instead of looking at an index fund.

Just sayin.
I'd rather know somebody that spent the money on the gruppo and go visit and look at it, and keep the index fund.

But then I've probably spent that much on my collection of vintage bicycle bells. I have no illusions that it's an investment, however.
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Originally Posted by branko_76 View Post
The packing list show an option for a 25mm seat post. What frame would that have been intended for?
A Bianchi from the 50s. Seems like an odd choice.
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I'd rather open the case and look at the gruppo instead of looking at an index fund.

I'll admit it.

If I'd bought it, planning to keep it as an investment, sooner or later I would have opened that box and used those tools. I would have known as I did it I was lowering it's value an investment but I would probably have stopped caring.....

OPPS! I was thinking of those very fine toolsets!

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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
When those gruppos came out, many people bought them as "investments."
Just curious... Roughly how much was this group and how did the cost compare to a similar group at the time?
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
A discerning way to separate 'collectors' from 'riders' in the world of C&V enthusiasts. Well,...mostly.

Altho, I think there have been much higher Asking prices for Campa 50th, in the box.
Some are both, and there's the gift aspect.
Some people spend that much in a year at Starbucks, or on shotguns, crossbows, and of course, Vegas.
That being said, the 80th gruppo is generally cheaper and you can slap it on a bike and use it with much less regret.

BUT, if you were to look at it....which is better, having it in the case to look at, vs. having it on a wallhanger frame to look at?

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Originally Posted by bamboobike4 View Post
Some are both, and there's the gift aspect.
Some people spend that much in a year at Starbucks, or on shotguns, crossbows, and of course, Vegas.
That being said, the 80th gruppo is generally cheaper and you can slap it on a bike and use it with much less regret.

BUT, if you were to look at it....which is better, having it in the case to look at, vs. having it on a wallhanger frame to look at?

- 100%.

There is also the alternate opinion that a 'rider' would gift themselves $5k in 'on the roll' experience. Whatever the need - Rohloff transmission with carbon belted and fendered commuter, new 650b bike shod with FMBs, ceramic bearings everywhere and oversized derailleur jockey wheels, trans-continental expedition logistics, electronic shifting, conversion to everything Assos sells + custom shoes (if they don't sell those), a cycling coach, etc


edit: The price of gifts? Didn't I see a similar boxed 50th on some country's eBay for $10k. Surely the seatpost would have had to be 27.2mm at that price. Maybe a lower numbered set? Maybe a family autograph on original sales receipt?

Case or wallhanger? = Within C&V there are specialty collectors from bits&pieces, full groups as well as THE classic bike. We love us all.

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By the way... I wonder what the Pope did his.
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The waaay I wwwwwrench, it should staaay in the bbbbbbbox.
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Just curious... Roughly how much was this group and how did the cost compare to a similar group at the time?
$750 seems to wring a bell.
But then I've had my bell rung a few times since then.
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Originally Posted by branko_76 View Post
The packing list show an option for a 25mm seat post. What frame would that have been intended for?
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I had two.

One set I got used, so I used it. The other I kept pristine for many years, taking it out once in awhile to look at it (it's an experience one doesn't forget easily). Sold the used set eventually, then the pristine set, making profit on both. It's all good.

Btw, 5K is a pretty good price for that one - particularly with the case in such condition. Over time, the rubberized outer case breaks down but this one looks spankin' new. Haven't kept up with prices since I sold mine, but it's less than I got for my unused set (around 2005).

It's not like they're making any more of them...

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I'd rather know somebody that spent the money on the gruppo and go visit and look at it...
I'd charge 50 bux a pop. Only two people at a time. Get my money back in no time!






















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If you ask me, a corkscrew would have been a good choice.
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If you ask me, a corkscrew would have been a good choice.
or a belt buckle!
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or a belt buckle!
Dunno about that. My Campy belt buckle lasted about a month. But for some reason, I think it may not have been a genuine Campy product
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Seller looks to be some sort of estate sale or similar business.

Has some bikes as well.

https://annarbor.craigslist.org/sear...gid=7463253325
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The waaay I wwwwwrench, it should staaay in the bbbbbbbox.
The tricky part for me is what part will I drop and watch roll out of site, never to be found?
Or, one slip of a tool and a nice scratch subsequently.
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