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Someone bought a WTB rollercam brake, yes one, on ebay for $775. Anyone here willing to cop to it? I don't think any brake is worth that but then again I don't own one.

WTB Rollercam Cunningham Potts Ibis Fat Chance RARE
Item condition: Used
Ended: Jan 17, 201019:00:00 PST
Bid history: 18 bids
Winning bid: US $775.55
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Item number: 280448351121
Item location: Pawtucket, RI, United States
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Watched both of those go. The black one was the one I posted joking that the shipping was too high. I bid $51.11 on this one as my only bid. Liking my Suntours more and more...... These dudes have a different economic lifestyle than me and they know what they want......
 

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Aemmer said:
Watched both of those go. The black one was the one I posted joking that the shipping was too high. I bid $51.11 on this one as my only bid. Liking my Suntours more and more...... These dudes have a different economic lifestyle than me and they know what they want......
The last couple of minutes of the auction were :eekster: ....looks like "8***7" got the boot pretty early in the running ;) .

You're not kidding about different economic lifestyles...I try to keep my complete builds to roughly half what that single brake sold for :p .

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There were a few here bidding along the way, at the very least. The "c***s" thing doesn't tell you much, but some people's feedback numbers are familiar ;)
 

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Not to take anything from anybody here, but in general the REALLY serious collectors with deep pockets don't hang out on internet message boards. I've meet a few of them in person over the years and that seems to be their way. If you have something they want you might get to know them or if you work at their chosen LBS.
 

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Not to take anything from anybody here, but in general the REALLY serious collectors with deep pockets don't hang out on internet message boards. I've meet a few of them in person over the years and that seems to be their way. If you have something they want you might get to know them or if you work at their chosen LBS.
I don't think having deep pockets neccessarily makes you any more serious than the collectors that hang out on internet message boards.
 

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"the REALLY serious collectors with deep pockets don't hang out on internet message boards"


I believe it depends on passion for the hobby and the desire to spend some free time communicating with others who share that same passion, more than economic status.
 

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Read my first sentence again. REALLY isn't in the terms of better it in the terms of seriousness and dedication to collecting these bits. If you met these folks you'd understand. The collecting is the main thing for them. These folks show their faces in private and at the major auctions, but rarely anywhere else.

If you read this board 99% of folks here are about getting a great deal on some old stuff. If someone pays what the board believes is "too much" for a part they get derided as crazy. We've all seen this in threads before over and over again. This is just one more reason the hardcore collectors don't post here, though a few of them do lurk from time to time I'm sure.
 

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FB, I have read here on vrc about your bucket of WTB.... Are you tactfully unloading one set of rollercams at a time as you invest in something a bit more secure for your sons college fund.
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themanmonkey said:
Not to take anything from anybody here, but in general the REALLY serious collectors with deep pockets don't hang out on internet message boards. I've meet a few of them in person over the years and that seems to be their way. If you have something they want you might get to know them or if you work at their chosen LBS.
I'm not offended and I don't have deep pockets myself...but that seems like a difficult statement to back up.

Logically, only a fraction of the vintage mtb 'collecting' community (to what ever capacity that is) is posting on a forum with the frequency that we do...deep pockets or not.
 

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someone should replicate those brakes and sell it. If they are that good.
i still like rim brakes over discs.
 

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I don't think economic status is at all relevant to this forum. I personally have very little disposable income, but I enjoy reading the boards here because of my love of bikes - I don't resent those who are able to devote more time and money to VRC. In fact I have a great appreciation for the members who probably spend the greater part of their disposable income on their VRC hobby and are then good enough to share their collections and knowledge with the rest of us.

$800 for a brake? Anything that is for sale is worth as much as you're willing to pay for it. If you really have a strong desire to own something its price becomes irrelevant.
 
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