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

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

  1. Salar

    Salar Senior Member

    Location:
    Wales
  2. buzzy-beans

    buzzy-beans Well-Known Member

    Bloody hell, it's April 1st already!
     
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  3. nonowt

    nonowt Regular

    Location:
    London
  4. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    I wonder if it's nickel plate on that Holdsworth?
     
  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
  6. Nibor

    Nibor Über Member

    Location:
    Accrington
    I just use Gixen
     
  7. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

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  8. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    nice looking machine
     
  9. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    This has been for sale ages and local to me

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-...881501?hash=item5204627c5d:g:6XAAAOSwuLFZwMwx

    Am i missing something ???
     
  10. buzzy-beans

    buzzy-beans Well-Known Member

    As it obviously needs quite a lot of work doing to it, isn't the fixed asking price a bit steep?
     
  11. midlife

    midlife Veteran

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  12. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    I dont think its 725 but
     
  13. ORO

    ORO Regular

    Don’t think you are missing anything. Appears to be a very basic bike. Could 7.25 be a hint re value!?
     
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  14. buzzy-beans

    buzzy-beans Well-Known Member

    Wasn't 725 introduced in 1997 and surely the bike in question is older than that?
     
  15. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    People need to be careful with stuff like this. The cottered steel cranks suggest a basic-spec bike from no later than the 1980's, like the Raleigh racer I had as a kid. However, something doesn't add up here; no-one building a custom bike would bother with a Reynolds frame then fit cottered steel cranks!. It would be cheaper to use a bog-standard hi-tensile frame and budget alloy cotterless cranks and the bike would probably still be lighter! Unless a frame comes from a known builder (or can be accurately weighed in a bare state sans components to determine it's likely material composition) I would be very wary about Reynolds tubing stickers found on secondhand bikes and frames.
     
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