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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:27 pm 
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I’m thinking about moving these two on.....

I know I’d get more money back (but not what I’ve put into them) if I strip and sell them off in bits.... :|

But before I do that, has anyone an un-biased opinion on what they might go for? I’d be offering them partly disassembled for packing...

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My 25.5” 1984 Majestic

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Our Jimmy’s 1977 Cavalier (now with different crank-set)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:44 pm 
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And before any one says “this should be in the what is my road bike worth thread” I really don’t see the point as no one bothers commenting...


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This should be in the.......


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:18 pm 
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£250 - £350 each but you are already well aware that both are to taste and size


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:41 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
£250 - £350 each but you are already well aware that both are to taste and size


Yes...sort of where I was thinking... both plain tubed.

Madge is probably the "better" bike but made in the thousands... the Cavalier was less popular so a tad rarer but not as "catalogue correct"

I'm making a quick spread sheet with some approximate parts values for each.. to possibly use as a guide, knocking a bit off maybe because I'd like to see them survive


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:04 pm 
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I'm in two minds now.....

The bike originally cost £78, plus £20 of H Lloyd stickers and a £120 Bob Jackson baked enamel paint job... add to that probably around £250 on scrounged parts to get it catalogue so we're looking at around £450 plus a shed load of hours...

Where as she's carrying a conservative estimate of around £500 worth of excellent condition restored parts (prices based on average ebay prices for parts in un-restored/cleaned condition) Plus I think £100 would be a fair price for the frame set.... :|

Going to have a long ride on it tomorrow I think.. :?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:56 pm 
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Strip and move frames and parts on. Treat it as a project in itself. Get a production line going with mini photo studio etc. I usually wait until I have a few things and do it this way. Far more productive with save sale templates on fleabay.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:21 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Strip and move frames and parts on. Treat it as a project in itself. Get a production line going with mini photo studio etc. I usually wait until I have a few things and do it this way. Far more productive with save sale templates on fleabay.


I think you’re probably right, especially as there are a couple of pieces I’d like to keep for other projects...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:22 pm 
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Peachy! wrote:
The History Man wrote:
Strip and move frames and parts on. Treat it as a project in itself. Get a production line going with mini photo studio etc. I usually wait until I have a few things and do it this way. Far more productive with save sale templates on fleabay.


I think you’re probably right, especially as there are a couple of pieces I’d like to keep for other projects...

Sadly that's the long and short of it.

After I've done all the work I much prefer selling them whole but it seems there's much more of a parts market than there is for whole bikes and probably why I have a garage full and am always telling myself I need to have a cull

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I forgot to say don't do anything silly like doing speadsheets of how much they cost you to do, I stopped that madness a while ago and I'm much happier in my blissful financial ignorance.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:02 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
£250 - £350 each but you are already well aware that both are to taste and size


^^ what he said.

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