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just picked up my first older bike and im looking for some older 7/8 speed dura ace stuff.anyother place besides ebay???thanks scott
 

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just picked up my first older bike and im looking for some older 7/8 speed dura ace stuff.anyother place besides ebay???thanks scott
I was following you just fine until you said "besides ebay." What are you expecting? If you live in a city, you should have a crusty old bike boneyard... otherwise, what I did was post a parts wanted ad on craigslist- FREE- and picked up all sorts of cool parts for next to nothing, and no shipping.
 

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noavg55 said:
just picked up my first older bike and im looking for some older 7/8 speed dura ace stuff.anyother place besides ebay???thanks scott
You can post WTB messages on:

http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/Bicycle_Restoration

http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/BOBishBikesFS

or the Internet BOB group at http://www.bikelist.org/

You are likely to find someone who has what you are looking for. However, that person is likely to know what their parts are worth, so you might end up spending a bit more than you would on eBay. On the other hand, if someone has the components you want just sitting around, gathering dust, and they know that you would use them on a cool project, they might cut you a screaming deal just so's their parts find a good home.

Good luck!

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local bike swap meets or craigslist. You need to be a little more patient because they are not always readily available. But with patience you find great deals at a fraction of what ebay items sell for.
Example: For 2 months I have been looking for a Campy 8 speed derailleur to complete a build, I just bought one over the weekend at a local swap meet for $15 in 9/10 condition. The same derailleur would go for at least $70 on ebay.
Just this morning on the local craigslist I saw a front and rear 8 speed derailleur combo advertised for $45, a pretty good deal too.

good luck
 
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