Re: [CR]Price Guide Was:Vintage Bike Value, Historical Information

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Campagnolo)

Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 16:25:50 -0700
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Price Guide Was:Vintage Bike Value, Historical Information
Cc: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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I did a spreadsheet of NOS Campagnolo Ebay prices over the course of a year, and as long as one keeps it really simple i.e. NOS to avoid subjective condition appraisals and ignoring minor year to year differences, it's pretty easy to get a good handle on going rates. I'd imagine one could do something similar for bikes, at least with the few models that are numerous enough to create a reasonably representative sample. Subjective judgements about condition will no doubt complicate matters, no two people are likely to agree on any arbitrary distinctions as there appears to be no formal universally accepted rating methodology.

Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA USA

On 6/7/07, gholl@optonline.net <gholl@optonline.net> wrote:
>
> Chuck: Go to the Antiquorum website and check out the section on sales.
> It's very informative as to every detail of every type of watch they've
> sold and gives values too!
> If only something like this existed for vintage bikes!
> Regards, George
> George Hollenberg MD
> Westport, CT, USA
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Chuck Schmidt
> Date: Thursday, June 7, 2007 5:20 pm
> Subject: [CR]Price Guide Was:Vintage Bike Value, Historical Information
> To: Classic Rendezvous
>
> > price guide?... Price Guide?... PRICE GUIDE??? (picture Dad in
> > Breaking Away having nervous breakdown and repeating "REFUND?!).
> >
> > I was heavily into collecting vintage watches years ago (over it
> >
> > finally... whew!... thanks for asking) and remember the watch
> > price
> > guides. The insiders told me they were all written by big time
> > collectors. The methodology was to set the prices in the book
> > high
> > for the watches that the collector/price guide author had a lot
> > of in
> > their own collection, and price low in the book the watches that
> > the
> > collector/price guide author was looking for for his own collection.
> >
> > GET IT?! (yeah, i thought you would)
> >
> > Chuck "i think your Galmozzi is worthless" Schmidt
> > South Pasadena, CA USA
> > http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________


> >

>

> George Hollenberg MD

> CT, USA