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The "How much?" or "You're havin' a giraffe!" thread

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by mikeymustard, 18 Jun 2016.

  1. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Über Member

    As you trawl through the internet for that next gem, I'm sure, like myself, you come across items that are so outrageously priced or badly advertised that you wonder if these people ever make a sale.
    We've got two current "of interest" threads going, but I didn't want to clutter those up with crap so I thought why not start one for dodgy deals?
    I'm not talking about the Baines Flying Gate currently on offer for £2950 cos' for all I know that could be what it's worth.
    No I'm talking about the chancer who is advertising the Raleigh Record Sprint road ace team professional 1035 reynolds - his words. The frame isn't even genuine!
    "...completely re-built on a brand-new hand made polished alloy wheelset" [by Raleigh Trubuild!] and all for the pricey.. er I mean princely, sum of £250.
    Or how about this? The only picture accompanying a sale for a Carrera GT 531 frame.
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  2. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    wellingborough
    and the seller hasnt even included the magic words IE L'eroica
     
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  3. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    He's done well by calling it after 3 different Raleigh models though (none of which it actually is cos they're all 531 frames :whistle:)

    As it is a Record it's worth about £100-120 tops IMO
     
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  4. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Über Member

    including the new wheels!
     
  5. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    Yep, cheap crap, he'd have been better off cleaning up/re-rimming the originals.
    Funny thing is he's probably not making much of a profit on the bike, I probably spent £350 on my Equipe (not including the Brooks or the Carradice) and I'd never get that back if I sold it but it was built for me (and by me) to ride (plus the 105 kit is a bit much but I like it.

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  6. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    wellingborough
  7. wheresthetorch

    wheresthetorch Dreaming of Celeste

    Location:
    West Sussex
    Frame repaired with handlebar tape!?! :wacko:
     
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  8. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    wellingborough
    must admit its fairly local and i am tempted to go for it just for the bits bolted to it as the forks dont look right either and its a large size frame
     
  9. wheresthetorch

    wheresthetorch Dreaming of Celeste

    Location:
    West Sussex
    Just don't risk a test ride!! :B)
     
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  10. Poacher

    Poacher Gravitationally challenged member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Probably worth the current £30.50 for the components; sell the frame to an interior decorator!
     
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  11. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Über Member

    Nice golden arrow stuff on it, tis a shame about the frame it's my favourite Raleigh colours. What would an eBay punter pay for a full golden arrow groupset Inc. wheels - £100? More maybe? I paid 70 for a full rx100 set and was chuffed to bits!
     
  12. BJS

    BJS Regular

    Location:
    Bayford
  13. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
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  14. wheresthetorch

    wheresthetorch Dreaming of Celeste

    Location:
    West Sussex
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  15. scarygerbil

    scarygerbil Well-Known Member

    Location:
    norfolk
    rust doesn't come cheap these days
     
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