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 Post subject: flying scot
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Hi
I have just been given a 1967 flying scot by the son of a friend. He has asked me to make it into a fixie for him. I am happy to do this for him but would he be better selling it on as a bike and just buying a fixie. It is quite run down and would need some tlc, but would it still have some value ?
Also if I do make it into a fixie would the remaining components be worth selling ?
It has a campag gran sport rear mech and campag down tube shifters and mafac brakes.
Thanks for any help
Paul


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 Post subject: Re: flying scot
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:08 pm 
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I thought this post would have a reply by now, so I'll bump it up.

From what I've seen, Flying Scot have a bit of a following, so it might be worth considering selling the bike as it is, for restoration.

If you wait a little while, someone who actually knows what they're talking about me will be along with a proper answer.


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 Post subject: Re: flying scot
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:36 pm 
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Flying Scot definitely have a following & there don't seem to be many around - as long as they are pre-80's (proper Scots - pre-Puch & pre-Yates ones - no disrespect to Dave Yates intended).
Sorry to state the obvious, but the following in Scotland is especially strong.
I'm sure it could be a lovely bike whatever you decide to do - be nice to see some pics maybe?


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 Post subject: Re: flying scot
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:57 pm 
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If it's original with original paint and groupset then it will be worth saving as they are very collectible, the early Rattary models are most collectible but later ones also have a following


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 Post subject: Re: flying scot
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 1:05 am 
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Hi, thanks for the bump and the replies. I have told the lad what has been said so the fate of the old Scot is in his hands now. I think he should sell as it also, and i think it will be too small for him. I will try and post a pic, no promises though as i have never posted a pic on a forum. Cheers


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