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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:19 pm 
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I'm not one for pointing fingers at other peoples efforts but this guy really takes some believing.

By far the worst panto I've ever seen. How can this add value?

I feel a crime has been committed here - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Campagnolo-Grand-Sport-and-Victory-Panto-Colnago-Derailleurs-and-Shifters-/390536193177?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5aedc56499

Here are some completed auctions, these are superb !!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Colnago-ITM-800-open-hinge-22-2-long-15cm-hand-engraved-/251213324221?nma=true&si=Q6pBKuEDVQwaJ8AVTObqfMqaAWI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pinarello-Selcof-27-2-long-20cm-hand-engraved-/251214969724?nma=true&si=Q6pBKuEDVQwaJ8AVTObqfMqaAWI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Colnago-Selcof-27-2-long-22cm-hand-engraved-/251213328863?nma=true&si=Q6pBKuEDVQwaJ8AVTObqfMqaAWI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:29 pm 
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I do feel somewhat bad but I actually laughed when I saw those erm "pantographed" parts. Fair play for giving it a go and trying to make some money but there has to be a semblance of skill & dexterity if your going to attempt to produce something of beauty. I wonder what Ernesto would make of it all...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:30 pm 
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A few pints of fine ale and the engraving will look superb :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
A few pints of fine ale and the engraving will look superb :facepalm:


no session ales Ian, straight onto the 5.5% stuff and plenty of it! Think i'd still struggle to find any artistry :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:01 pm 
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The expression - 'at least he tried' comes to mind.
It also would put me off even trying now!! Although i actually think that if the whole bike was done right, peculiar pantoed bits everywhere and an odd paint scheme where the paint is a 'bit off' like one fork leg a different colour than the other and nothing symetrical - it might look ok!!!

Looking for my coat now ....


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:16 pm 
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...........somewhere in the garage is a bag of my failed 1970's "Drillium", tempted to put it on e-bay :)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:30 am 
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I saw these! Oh man that's a knee slapper. I for one do not feel bad about laughing, teach youself a skill and then try to sell it.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:57 am 
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Almost good enough for a new prime time TV series.......

One man and his Dremel :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:03 am 
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Dear god! They looked ok, from a distance and on my tablet's screen.

Then I zoomed in. Fair play to him, at least he has tried. I would give him some advice, I think, and that would be "Don't bother, find another hobby"

The upsetting thing is he has taken some half decent components and made them, instead of worth more, worthless!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:30 am 
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Quality. The best thing is, if you look at the sellers feedback, a couple of people have bought his 'artwork' and are happy with it.

Each to their own....


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