This is nuts. Or karma. Or something.
I needed a trio of cable housing clips for the top tube on my Paramount build. I tried all of the local bike shops; no one had anything on hand – and neither did the bike co-op. I ordered a set off of Amazon – but then the hurricane hit, so the order took forever to fill and ship. Then the USPS somehow managed to ship them from the east coast to the west coast, bypassing me in the Midwest. When they finally arrived yesterday I was frustrated to discover that they were the wrong diameter, and therefore worthless for my purposes.
I go out this evening to check out the stash of a guy who has tons of NOS bike parts and he gives me an entire card of clips. I must be living right.