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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:00 pm 
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£5300...!! waaaayyy out of my price range..

did anyone here win it..?? would love to know where its gone... and if it will be ridden..!

oh.. and if i can have a ride.. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 11:22 pm 
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:shock: ....holy sh@t......did i read that right?......someone really wanted that!!.....


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 11:32 pm 
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Over £5,000!

I was going to bid £2,000 but had a feeling it would go much higher....


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:06 pm 
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At least I rode it bitd... albeit only around the carpark!
My bidding was over at a tenth of the winning price.

If the questions above were genuine then the answer is: the ring setup was/is the equivalent of a chain-device, chain run on the middle ring, outer ring a guard and the mech is tied up with a bung in the middle to prevent the chain going off!

Still want to build a tribute version of that bike out of a slightly more modern one or a replica and actually go and race 4x on it!


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:33 am 
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spacehopper wrote:
£5300...!! waaaayyy out of my price range..

did anyone here win it..?? would love to know where its gone... and if it will be ridden..!

oh.. and if i can have a ride.. :lol:


From what I have read on another thread, it is going to Plymouth.

Will it ever be ridden again? I think it highly unlikely, despite what was written in the listing.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:04 am 
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I hope it will get ridden.

It doesn't have to be thrashed (I think you'd have to be monumentally stupid to shell out £5k for a bike this iconic and then run it into the ground!) - but it would be lovely to see it at events etc.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:58 am 
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Million pound vintage cars are stilled thrashed so there is no reason why any bicycle couldnt still be ridden now and again.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:14 pm 
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I had a chat with a chap driving a tranny van on the m6 once.......he was towing a trailer carrying an original 250 gto.......it turned out to belong to Joseph bamford who had been racing it the previous weekend......it looked like it had done the Paris/Dakar, covered in dust and flies......when I asked the obvious he replied 'it's hard to say, but about 9 million!'.........I say it should be ridden!....


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:47 pm 
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WOW!!! :shock: My estimate was well off the mark, by a factor of 2.


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