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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:38 am 
rBoTM Winner
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I would love to do a custom paint job + alot of upgrades on one of these.
Starting off with just the frame and forks. :idea:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:02 pm 
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bagpuss wrote:
I would love to do a custom paint job + alot of upgrades on one of these.
Starting off with just the frame and forks. :idea:


+1 - I think it would be great to (sympathetically) modernise one of these classic bicycles. I'd even be tempted to turn it into a workhorse of sorts - a Tourer/Commuter effort, per chance? :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:09 pm 
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If it was an original 41-45 War Dept bike I'd restore it to war spec

If it was one of the non-WD ones I'd restore in the same way, except chrome a few bits


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:24 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Racing green paint, red large flange hubs {fixed}, alloy rims,chopper bars....no ... ok....maybe a pair of flat north roaders ,brooks swift.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:04 am 
rBoTM Winner
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Sold for 2.5 K :shock:


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rBoTM Winner
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bagpuss wrote:
Sold for 2.5 K :shock:


Isn't 'shill bidding' just ace on ebay :roll:

A few of those bidders have 50% - 55% - 100% with the seller, so these deceitful people rose the price
and the winner was a genuine bid, bless him! he must have been very pished over xmas day :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:15 pm 
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I'd never seen that bidding % thing before... interesting!

But yes, stinks somewhat.

However, I once sold a BMW E36 M3 front airdam lip on eBay - when they were available new from the dealers for £90 inc VAT. Mine was new and unused as well, but mindful of it being available over the counter, stuck it on at £20

Went for £201

Idiots.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:58 pm 
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dynamicbrick wrote:
I'd never seen that bidding % thing before... interesting!



Idiots.


Where is this % figure your are looking at?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:03 pm 
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Go to bid history on the item

Then click on the various bidder names with the *** in them.

It shows bid history.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:59 pm 
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Ah, looks like a few fake accounts there ... Good tip.


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