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On a Titanium Klien Mantra MCM stem quill bolt. Very Rare.
I am not offering it openly for sale, but I am trying to determine a fair value...
 

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rideit said:
On a Titanium Klien Mantra MCM stem quill bolt. Very Rare.
I am not offering it openly for sale, but I am trying to determine a fair value...
I'd put it on eBay for $.99 and let it ride.

'Very Rare' might be a bit much IMO.
 

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fair dinkum'

I only say 'very rare' because it was nearly impossible to obtain an extra in 94', so I wouldn't imagine the availability has gotten any easier. Thanks.
 

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mine came from an Adroit...

Quill type one piece H-bar/stem, gator fade.
This was (obviously) before the newer 'ahead set style'
 
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rideit said:
Quill type one piece H-bar/stem, gator fade.
This was (obviously) before the newer 'ahead set style'
i lately got one for $10. they are kinda rare but on the other hand it is just a normal M6x185mm allen head bolt.

Carsten
 

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Titanium Stem quill bolts ? I've got hundreds. Hardly a rare item.
 

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157mm.

very few high end stems existed that needed anymore than that.
 
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DeeEight said:
157mm.

very few high end stems existed that needed anymore than that.
yeah, but these cheapo Klein stems with the long quill do need more ;)
and thats the main problem...

Carsten
 

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Exactly...

160mm and less are a looney a dozen.
The 185mm (or more) are hard to source, period.
 

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rideit said:
160mm and less are a looney a dozen.
The 185mm (or more) are hard to source, period.
I still don't think you're sitting on a gold mine...but I see what you're getting at.

With the inflated prices of Kleins these days (and I'm still not sure why that is), all you need is two weight weenie Klein collectors with deep pockets to go head to head! :)
 

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That is the exact point....

I am not looking to maximize some small (pathetic) profit on this one item, but I simply want to know what market value would be for a small, relatively hard to find repair item in this day and age of internet search capability...maybe I should sell it for 99 cents, and 'hook a brutha up', or maybe I should sit on this item (and many others) for another decade or two ... this is essentially a theoretical question, much like value of vintage NOS car repair parts. Whether or not I am 'sitting on a gold mine' is subjective, really, depending on what I am sitting on.
The internet has changed everything, from both perspectives. Without the internet, finding the part would have been nearly impossible, driving the price of a found one UP. With the internet, many people could possibly offer the part....My question is actually about more than the estimated price of this specific item, essentially...but I did not have that intention when I posted the question. Does that make sense?

PS: I *might* have a line on the ATAC stem that you are looking for...I will do some searching. and for super-duper cheap, if I think that I know where it is.
 

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maybe I should sell it for 99 cents, and 'hook a brutha up'
I think what he meant was list it on ebay with an opening bid of 99 cents and let the market drive it up to whatever price it will bear.
 

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But that leaves the dillemma...

mwr said:
I think what he meant was list it on ebay with an opening bid of 99 cents and let the market drive it up to whatever price it will bear.
(I understood the context)
of guessing whether or not now is the time to open bidding on this item.
might it be better to wait 10 more years, or would that just reduce the potential market pool of people looking for this item? Or would that increase the percieved value of 'said' item to the decreased customer base?
This is ALL theoretical, and basically economics 101, that I know!
Once again, I am NOT offering this item for sale, please remember that!!!!
 
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