Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wednesday Price Porn: CAMPAGNOLO PATENT ROAD BIKE CRANKSET DUST CAPS STEEL

Sold: $88 plus $6 shipping.

My snipe: n/a.

*****USED BUT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION*** 70'S CAMPAGNOLO "PATENT" CRANKSET DUST CAPS. ALL CHROME STEEL. ****IN EXCELLENT CONIDITON. NO RUST. VERY LITTLE SCRATCHES. NO BLEMISH.****

I sincerely hope that this is the ugliest picture I ever put up here, especially after yesterday's lovely shot of that Galli group by tanya9465.

But I seemed to have goofed, or at least misjudged the market significantly in my post about the three-arm Campy Gran Sport cranks. I suggested that the included NOS steel "Patent" dust caps represented about $30 of the $102 selling price of that auction, but these used caps sold Monday for a shocking $88 before shipping. What would those NOS caps be worth then? Pardon me while I go look behind cabinets in the garage...

I have a theory that sometimes an auction can be too well executed. Who knows what sins are hidden in this blurry photograph? The bidder's imagination is free to wander, unfettered by the reality of pitted chrome or evidence of alan key rudeness that might put him off if it were clear in a better picture. I only hope that reality lives up to this buyer's dream.

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