Ebay and auction watch: let us know if you see something

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by porteous, 8 Jan 2012.

  1. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Senior Member

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    I've just done that with a 99p start job that I only bid on because I saw it purely as a pair of spare alloy rims, a saddle, and a set of gears. It's only a far-east cheapo, and the leftovers will be going in the scrap metal skip.
     
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  2. wonderdog

    wonderdog Well-Known Member

    When XJ6 Jags were new and exciting (Series 1), UK Motors in Brisbane went under in severe floods with several unsold cars drowning. At auction, they fetched more than the dry ones.
     
  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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  4. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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  5. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    That's cropped up before I think. Maybe an old polo bike?
     
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  6. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

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    Gloucester
    I spotted this Raleigh Pioneer yesterday. If it's the sort of thing you want and you can get it uncontested it looks a really good bet:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

    The stated 20.5" frame size looks a little underestimated judging from the length of the head tube, but I could be wrong.

    I have one of these - a rather beaten-up 57cm example which I've converted into a conventional-looking light tourer.
     
    Last edited: 26 Jan 2018
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  7. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
    certainly older than the 531 decal ?
     
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  8. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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  9. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

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    Warwick
    If only it were the 660 (531 and red).
     
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  10. midlife

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  11. scarygerbil

    scarygerbil Well-Known Member

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    norfolk
  12. buzzy-beans

    buzzy-beans Well-Known Member

  13. nonowt

    nonowt Active Member

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    London
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  14. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Senior Member

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    London
    I've got a 1995 model, but mine is a lugged & brazed 501 frame in an understated deep red/purple finish. It's my favourite bike by a large margin. I think that frame is probably a 21", mine is a 23" and has a taller head tube than the one on eBay. Unfortunately, Pioneers seemed much more popular with the ladies as their frames seem to outnumber the gents versions by a factor of two or three to one. Often, a perfectly usable ladies Pioneer will struggle to make £20!
     
  15. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    bloody good job @Tony Raynor is in China

    The pump peg is throwing me as well and i do wonder if those forks are period ?

    My first thought was a Lambert
     
    Last edited: 29 Jan 2018
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