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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:27 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Sidmouth, Devon
Found an Orange clockwork from late 80’s early 90’s today on marketplace.
It was a complete bike and looked to only need a minor restoration. Alas, I spent too much time debating whether I really needed it and by the time I’d sent a message it had sold.
The real sting in the tail... it was only £50!
Anyone on here happen to pick it up, as much as I’ve been cursing your name all day, I’d love to see what happens to it!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:30 pm 
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Yes been there, best to buy now worry later. A lot of bikes do end up on here, though sometimes it can just rub salt into the wound, so to speak :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I’m half expecting to see it for sale in a day or two for quadruple the price!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:36 pm 
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Have to say theres plenty about, and while it was seemingly a bargain, there was undoutably underlying problems. A stuck post or BB nightmare.

But this is the thng, the speedy scan and evaluate, and you honestly do sometimes have seconds to decide. I have seen something list at a good price, and while scanning the pics close it sells from under me.
I find the same clearing out the bits. List it very generously and it goes in minutes.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:37 pm 
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WideSam wrote:
I’m half expecting to see it for sale in a day or two for quadruple the price!


Sadly that may well be the case.

Even around where I live you have to be quick to bag a retro bargain, most of the time it's pure luck I check marketplace and happen to see something interesting.
Bargain bikes are snapped in minutes, literally.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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dyna-ti wrote:
Have to say theres plenty about, and while it was seemingly a bargain, there was undoutably underlying problems. A stuck post or BB nightmare.

But this is the thng, the speedy scan and evaluate, and you honestly do sometimes have seconds to decide. I have seen something list at a good price, and while scanning the pics close it sells from under me.
I find the same clearing out the bits. List it very generously and it goes in minutes.


A very good point. It obviously wasn’t meant to be!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:30 pm 
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You have to let it go, let it go.. I'm a big fan of ye olde Clockwork, and have a lovely '93 version in the stable. But dyna-ti's right, or could well be. Something's wrong. That's probably why it was there. Somebody knew. Maybe I'm wrong, but reckon it needed more than a service. Possibly the last rites.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:29 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
Have to say theres plenty about, and while it was seemingly a bargain, there was undoutably underlying problems. A stuck post or BB nightmare.

But this is the thng, the speedy scan and evaluate, and you honestly do sometimes have seconds to decide. I have seen something list at a good price, and while scanning the pics close it sells from under me.
I find the same clearing out the bits. List it very generously and it goes in minutes.

Totally this ^ I usually copy the pictures to my laptop so I can zoom them, however I've missed so many I now keep them in a folder of "Ones that got away" :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:21 am 
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Blimey I'd find that a total downer, a bit like a gallery of women you asked out and got knocked back by. Don't quite see the fun in that.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:35 am 
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MR OX wrote:
I usually copy the pictures to my laptop so I can zoom them, however I've missed so many I now keep them in a folder of "Ones that got away" :lol: :lol:


How long did you think it took me to decide on this ?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hope-Pro-2-E ... SwnfVeZoPU


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