Chuck moo wrote:
@Chuck moo: This is really classy, beautiful and exceptional frame, I wouldn't even think of swapping it for Ti Raleigh. But if you're going to sell it as a whole bike swap the saddle for an old Brooks. And price as Tel said or more. I would keep it, you won't have a chance to get another one like this...
Oh your making this very hard now. I have just got an awesome looking ideale saddle with the aluminium frame under it for this bike too. My girl friend is sick of me talking about this bike. I think I am going to try and hang on to it. Maybe I ll finish it and put it up for bike of the month.
Ideale with aluminium frame is just perfect! As rare as the frame. Depends of the condition it can be £100-200+ on it's own. It can finish even like this auction
: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Selle-IDEALE-n- ... 0734720273
Anyway if you are going to sell your stuff make quality photos with proper camera, not mobile phone and go for ebay.
BTW Where did you get this gem? What is the size? You are very lucky guy. Perfect material for proper restoration.
The saddle has The same frame underneath, it looks like a model 90, and the leather is pretty good just in need of a good drink of proofide or neats food oil.
I work in a bike shop and a customer brought the bike in. He had it fixed up to use but found the position to hard for old railway lines etc, so he brought it back to the shop because he knew how much I liked it. He got a modern hybrid elsewhere. I think the frame is a real one off as I have not seen another one like it yet. The frame number says it is a stock frame.