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Have you seen this on E Bay, a $3000+ rear derailer(11 posts)

Have you seen this on E Bay, a $3000+ rear derailerafrican
May 6, 2003 6:02 PM
W o w is all I can say.......
re: Have you seen this on E Bay, a $3000+ rear derailerrayclark
May 6, 2003 6:29 PM
Wow is right!!! I can't believe there are actually 8 bids so far on it. That's nuts!!!
re: Have you seen this on E Bay, a $3000+ rear derailerRoadHazzardBuzz
May 6, 2003 6:32 PM
It's a bargin at half the price...

well maybe 1/4....

well maybe....

W.C. Fields was right!
re: Have you seen this on E Bay, a $3000+ rear derailergray8110
May 6, 2003 8:08 PM
What, did Tommy Simpson use that derailleur or something??

Looks a bit dirty for NOS- nmfiltersweep
May 7, 2003 4:26 AM
Yeah but...the bull
May 6, 2003 6:35 PM
I think a new Record one would work much better for less money!
Seriously I guess it could be on exibit in the the Smithsonian Museum oneday.
Don't fall for it!!! It's a Forgery!!!!Qubeley
May 6, 2003 9:22 PM
Just kidding. Heck, for that kind of price, maybe you can hire someone to forge it and still making a profit.
Then years later, we would have some vintage bike part detective travelling around the world, trying to authenticate the "simplex derailleurs". Can turn into a murder case, you know, with widows and cults and craps like that..
without sounding like a smartass ;-) ......Spirito
May 6, 2003 11:16 PM
maybe its ***that*** important to the person buying it?!?!?!?!

all the bidders are consumate collectors from Japan. they are trampling over each other for it and im sure it will adorn a spectacular period correct bicycle - thank them for maintaining and being true and pedantic as when all is said and done their bicycles will be a point of reference and historicaly correct. whatever they buy they will make money on should they sell it later on - the above item is NOS and there may only be a handful of them available. the seller is also one of the foremost historians of bikes, parts and riders and truly impassioned - he goes to great lengths to find this stuff - good on him !!!!

then again its crazy money - i couldnt dream of paying that much for a bike let alone a part. BUT everyone should always check whats in their LBS basement and do their homework - i have and its looked after my bike lust expense.

oh ... speaking of smartass .... blame Tullio for not having the gams to ride a single cog way back when he thus proclaimed "something must change in the rear" ..... im no expert when it comes to esoteric derailleurs and their worth but if you ask me, tullio had it all wrong ...... when i was contemplating his "exact words" i imagined a different scenario and would rather things be left as they are ;-)

then again what do i know ......

What's NOS?byker
May 7, 2003 5:22 AM
Old stock, but still new. In this case, new but very old....nmafrican
May 7, 2003 5:40 AM
The guy selling it...merckx56
May 7, 2003 5:48 AM
is Hilary Stone. He's a huge collector of all things retro.
There's a little blurb about him on

I sold him an old Coppi sticker some months back. He knows what he's got and what he's talking about. I believe he is an editor for Cycling Weekly magazine.