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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:17 pm 
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This appeared in my local paper.

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/migue ... ce-6068619

20 to 30K seems a hell of a lot but I should imagine some collector won't mind paying it.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:04 pm 
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"Made of light aluminium tubular construction with 16 gear derailleur and plastic racing pedals" I can see the auction house hired a real "expert" to help them with the description of the bike.

Plus someone really short has been riding that thing around


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:17 pm 
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they've probably scratched that seatpost to buggery by doing that...
if only i was rich...


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:43 am 
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What certification comes with it to ensure that Indurain actually road this bike especially when this is the asking price ???


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:36 am 
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Nob wrote:
What certification comes with it to ensure that Indurain actually road this bike especially when this is the asking price ???


It's got a sticker on it, of course. Isn't that enough? :D


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:25 pm 
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The frame looks a bit small to me...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:53 pm 
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Looks like one of the Pegoretti built Pinarello's Indurain used, look at the neat TIG welds.

Rgds,

Toby


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:57 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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my gut feeling tells me this is not his......


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:07 pm 
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Beeker would have done a better job of a write up...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:58 pm 
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The frame is not made of aluminium, but rather steel (more than likely Excell tubing). It cannot possibly be Indurain's bike from 1995, as he was then riding on Metal Matrix tubing. There are also a number of other elements that do not correspond to Indurain's 1995 bike, so as far as I am concerned the whole description cannot be believed. If the auction house is in any way serious they will pull the auction and verify the provenance, otherwise it speaks very poorly of them.


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