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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:16 pm 
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Hi

I've got Barrie Clarkes ex race bike from 1996 when he won the British Nationals. It is full of all the X-LITE, HOPE, XTR, SRAM, FIR and Rock Shox kit. I have just replaced the elastomers with an uprated spring kit from the USA and the bike rides superb!!

I am considering selling it but i have no idea what it is worth, everything works perfectly, i've just serviced everything including the Maguras and its still got all its original graffics!

...any suggestions on value? :roll:

many thanks

Mark


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:21 pm 
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This is a stunning stunning bike.
I know that a normal Torus frame will go for anything from £180 to £250, and more depending on whether there are forks attached or not.
whereas this is not only a complete Bike, it also has some superb and premium parts, is unique, has lineage and prestige and legacy and thus it'll be worth far more than that, how much? I don't know, but I'm sure if you put it in "how much is my x.y.z worth" you'll see.

I love this bike, I've just bought myself a RSP Ti frame, and am going to fit it with X-Lite stuff, and what I am especially after is the same stem you have here!

Anyone have one for sale?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:10 pm 
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How many bikes of this sort did Barrie Clarke have?
eg.
http://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk/index.php?page=14

and another;

http://www.peoplescollectionwales.co.uk ... elite-1996


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:00 pm 
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hey guys thanks for your replies...I bought this off the Raleigh team mechanic back in '96 and I think there were 4 if i remember rightly

...still no idea what it's worth though kik

has anyone ever bought one of these or seen one for sale anywhere??

thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:53 pm 
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Put this on the thread above called 'how much is my x y z worth'.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:07 am 
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I had one of the non team-owned 450 elite titanium bikes, nice bike but I ended up tearing the headtube clean off the frame. light but not terribly well made. :(


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You must have had a bad one Steve as I've had this since '96 and its been ridden in many cyclo cross and xc seasons and its perfect! :P


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You must have had a bad one Steve as I've had this since '96 and its been ridden in many cyclo cross and xc seasons and its perfect! :P


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Steve the 450 and other rsp and torus ti 's aren't poorly made at all


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:02 am 
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Great bike but, as already suggested above, please use The one and only "HOW MUCH IS MY xyz WORTH" thread for a valuation.

Thanks.


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