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Is this some sort of classic bike?!

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Maz, 27 Mar 2008.

  1. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I had this on my ebay 'watch list' when it was still hovering around the 30 quid mark...now it's gone up to £146.

    Are they mad? What's so special about it?
     
  2. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    They are most definitely mad. unless someone has stashed several ounces of gold in the frame, then the high bidders are on crack.
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Viscount's weren't that fab - pretty much run of the mill - someone here will know more though, but think single speeds are getting very sought after.
     
  4. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Six and two threes really.
    If it was'nt a single speed, i doubt it'd go for much at all.
    Am i right in thinking a single speed rear wheel isnt cheap. A lot of the components look as though they've been re-chromed. The calipers look VERY clean.
    I know to my cost, building a bike isnt cheap...there's no shortcuts to the finished product if you want it to look any good.

    Does this bike look any good....ive seen many many worse ones.
     
  5. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    All you need is two bidders with more money than sense who both take a shine to the same thing. Let it go. Wait for the next one to come along. ebay's like poker: never get carried away, bide your time, and know when to fold.
     
  6. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    It is more a pile of shite than a classic.

    £20 tops.
     
  7. andygates

    andygates New Member

    I'd go forty, it's nice and clean. But never a classic.
     
  8. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    the seller cleverly typed retro and single speed.

    they seem to be magic words;)
     
  9. Not my sort of thing. I might go to thirty quid for it if I needed an interesting pub bike.
     
  10. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    It's cock. They're nuts.
     
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Pub bike - if I was that lucky... can walk to mine, but we don't get there often....
     
  12. While we're on the subject, could someone tell me why this is worth £900?
     
  13. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    You'd have to be a retro freak with more money than sense. If he knocked a nought off it would still be over priced.
     
  14. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    It's not. (It's not unheard of for people to put a high 'Buy it Now' price in the hopes that it will enhance things' perceived value...but this does look rather like wishful thinking/(less politely) taking the piss.)
     
  15. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I've seen equally worthy bikes on freecycle.