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What's a fair price for 600 AX brakes?

Old 01-12-10, 06:57 PM
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What's a fair price for 600 AX brakes?

Hey all,

I want to buy a pair of Shimano 600 AX brakes. What is a fair price for these brakes (only the calipers not the levers)? I want to know where I should end my ebay bidding.
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Old 01-12-10, 06:58 PM
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$20
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The bigger question is what are they worth to you? ebay pricing sometimes is off the charts. Bid what they are worth to you, and then if you are outbid, there will be no regrets.
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I was going to say $30.00 but that was with the levers. That was only a guess based on things I have bought before and they weren't 600 ax. Your best bet is to watch ebay and see what they sell for. Get an average price. You will see high prices and you will see low prices. If you are a persistant and have patience you will one day get lucky enough to buy what you want for a low price. If you want to get it sooner pay a little more. If you want to get right now pay what wrk101 says and pay what it is worth to you.
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Only 20 bucks really?

They are so pretty . I was at the Madison Swap meet last weekend and I found some good stuff,
3 leather saddles, 2 pairs of MKS pedals, 1 1985 Cannondale frame (my new baby)...


....but unfortunately no AXs....Why such the low ball price? To me they look awesome
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Originally Posted by Drwecki View Post
Only 20 bucks really?

They are so pretty . I was at the Madison Swap meet last weekend and I found some good stuff,
3 leather saddles, 2 pairs of MKS pedals, 1 1985 Cannondale frame (my new baby)...


....but unfortunately no AXs....Why such the low ball price? To me they look awesome
I paid $AUD140 (around $US120) for mine. They were NOS and worth every cent to me, I wasn't actually looking for 600AX. I was looking for DuraAce when I saw them on Ebay and went for it. There were another couple of sets (calipers only) which went for much higher prices, and I've been offered $250 for them since. They are fairly uncommon as you have no doubt discovered for yourself, and prices reflect that.
They are the sort of thing that you either love or hate...there are plenty of people who will tell you that they are not very good at stopping. I've been using mine in city traffic and they stop just fine, when properly adjusted, which is easier than sidepulls IMO.
I should warn you that the pads are specific to AX calipers and are harder to find than the calipers and expensive. I found a couple of sets of pads on Ebay and won them for $US12, probably because the seller mislabelled them as DA pads. I've seen AX pads sell for $US50 when they come up, which isn't often.
I think they look pretty awesome too.
As a (very) rough guide, they seem to sell for around the same price as DA brakes in similar condition.

Here's a pair of calipers if you're quick!


http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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I watch fleabay pretty regularly for Shimano AX stuff and the prices seem to be creeping steadily upward; for example in an auction of NOS Dura Ace AX components about two months ago the calipers went off at just under $400 but the handlebars completely blew that away, going for $687!!! I've not seen any 600 AX calipers listed lately but the DA AX calipers seem to be selling regularly in the $125 to $300 range depending on condition, mostly from European sellers. I've purchased a couple of different items from the eBay seller linked above and he's great to deal with and ships very promptly.
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