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

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

  1. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    nice looking machine
     
  2. 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 ???
     
  3. 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?
     
  4. midlife

    midlife Veteran

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  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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

    ORO Active Member

    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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  7. buzzy-beans

    buzzy-beans Well-Known Member

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

    SkipdiverJohn Über 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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  9. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Re looked at the photos, has a plate with a hole in it for a kickstand and not a real chainstay bridge..... Sure sign of a low rent frame IMHO.
     
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  10. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Well that's my thoughts as well
     
  11. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Not sure why but it looks like a Puch, maybe not a Prima but close.....
     
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  12. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Last edited: 4 Feb 2018
  13. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    The Viscount pitched up in my era, the frames were surprisingly light and well made..... I'd like one :smile:

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    The problem was they tried to do bottom bracket, hubs, chainset etc and it all seemed to unwind.

    I always wonder what might have happened if they had stuck to frames? Probably gone the same way as Speedwell?
     
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  14. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    They do come up from time to time and like those 2 i put up in very original condition
     
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  15. woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Über Member

    Location:
    S W France
    If anyone is seriously interested l have this which l would sell . This isn't a totally up to date photo but lm happy to take a few new ones.
     

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