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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:58 pm 
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Wow! Mercian demand good money and in that condition even better. He could probably easily sell it for £700 but I don't think a grand would be unrealistic....

Anyway my turn. My mate has a 2008/9 Claud Butler Torino like this one http://www.all-about-the-bike.co.uk/ekm ... torino.jpg including carbon FSA crank. He's now questioning his decision of buying new modern and is thinking of going high class retro, something Italian.

So whats a bike like this worth s/h?


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Tel wrote:
Wow! Mercian demand good money and in that condition even better. He could probably easily sell it for £700 but I don't think a grand would be unrealistic...

You could be right, but I would have thought nearer £500 in the current economic climate. It's a very nice frame with good parts, but there's a lot of choice around for the higher money.


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Brilliant. Thanks for the quick response.
He's also got this Sun Manxman (531 I think) with Shimano 600 and French hubs/Wolber rims. It's an older frame (60s??) and is looking good because I think it's been resparyed.
I do like the detail on the 600 mechs; almost art nouveau.
The fluff, here and there, is from his bell-rope making business.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:42 pm 
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Btw. Those Mavic OR10 rims went for £28 for the pair. Expected a tad more but that's the beauty of Ebay I guess. Better they get used than sit in my garage.


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Truth is that Simplex made a big mistake using a plastic cage, but an all steel Simplex is much better than a Campy rear mech.

http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2006/06 ... lleur.html

Even the head designer at Mariposa said this.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:15 pm 
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any ideas where I can get info on build year and tubing info on this:

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It's a 50cm frame, internally routed brake and gear cables, mix of 8 speed campag bits (some nice and old, some less nice and newer), 650c wheels front AND back :shock: paint work spectacular metallic red and yellow with black detailing and Rick Powell decals.

and an idea what it's worth?

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Hey I nearly brought that myself but the 650c wheels put me off, so it's not fair for me to give you a valuation but I'd say that it is worth more as parts than the complete bike imo.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:23 pm 
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I'll be honest, I thought i was getting a bargain and was considering stripping and selling most parts and building a fixie. Seems a shame though and even the fixie dudes think it should be kept as it is!

The callipers and rear mech are Mirage though so not worth much, dunno about the rest. Mavic chainset - unusual? Worth anything? Nice wheels but who's gonna buy a 650 rear wheel apart from the owner of this frame?

Anyway, thanks for reply anyway.

I guess what it's worth is...what I paid for it.


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Quite possibly but that bike is a mish mash of components, I wouldn't think anything of splitting and selling it as parts.

650c wheel seem popular with Triathletes for some reason and if you market the frame right you will probably get most of what you paid for the bike back. The paint job is rather stunning imo.

The Mavic crank could go for quite a bit as they are quite rare I think. You should get a reasonable amount for the bars too. I think you'd make a reasonable profit by breaking it if the right buyers are looking...


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So, being a fool who buys in haste and repents at leisure (witness my newly purchased 'Gazelle':oops:), I'm here looking to price another bike I purchased in haste only to have to repent at leisure - it's too big (and too nice, and too modern) for me!

I'd welcome any thoughts on the bike - positive or negative - my knowledge of both Vitus and Campagnolo (and Gazelle) is limited in the extreme.

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