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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: In my own little world....
gggrrrrrr! I need a rant and I know you lot will understand...

ever since I had to admit the Bontrager frame I had was too big and sell it on I have been looking for a tiny, ickle little Bontrager to build up. Dunno why but I want a Bontrager, nothing else will do!

Have seen 2 on Ebay in America, 1st one was perfect, a Privateer in red with forks and 14" - got outbid by a few quid... :( have even begged and offered a swap for more money/a limb/organ/my firstborn but no avail, its not gonna be mine....

The second was a Race Lite, in silver and in need of a complete resto job. Perfect size and perfect price - the seller wouldnt ship outside US, no probs as we could have it shipped to someone we know and sent on to us, so all sorted, went to bid, the seller had bids from outside the US blocked and didnt know how to unblock it so we couldnt bid :( and it went for £60 quid or so.... gutted....

Got involved in the whole retro bike thing when I realised my Volkswagen hobby was becoming too time consuming, expensive and causing me more stress than needed, the bikes seemed like a better option - now I am back to trawling Ebay etc looking for the perfect bike and perfect bits for it.... pfft....!

Anyone else waited what feels like aaaaaaaaaages to get their perfect bike...?

anywho - rant over.... <wanders off to Ebay.com>


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:59 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers mate - had a look and its lush but sadly too big as I am looking for a 14"ish frame... had one that sort of size and it was huuuuge... :(


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:29 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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its easy, next time you see one, snipe a stupidly large bid :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:32 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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after loosing the 1st one we planned that with the second one and would have won it if we had been able to bid...!!!

I'll bloody well find one eventually....


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:36 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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stick a wanted ad on all the retro forums.. or even feEbay..


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:03 pm 
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FeBay? Have I been missing something really obvious (like that never happens)?

Scarlett you sound really stressed.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:05 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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people stick wanted ads all the time, they ususally get pulled pretty quick tho.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:22 pm 
Old School Hero

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it took me 1.5 years to find my mint 93 Race Lite XS once I knew I wanted one. pass on privateers. ideally, wait for a <95 race or race lite. i'm not a fan of resto projects unless its a rare frame or start price was really low.

ebay has a "want-it-now" area for wanted ads.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:26 pm 
Klein Guru / BOTM Winner

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scant wrote:
people stick wanted ads all the time, they ususally get pulled pretty quick tho.


there's a want-it-now section on ebay

http://pages.ebay.com/wantitnow/

edit, holden told you already... need more coffee....

Carsten


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