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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:59 pm 
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I don't think he had it built for himself. If you look in the sellers feedback left for others he buys a lot of Ilkeston frames and loads of Campagnolo bits at the same time.

27 April 2012 he bought a Raleigh team 753 frame and forks.

Plus shifters don't match derailleurs, just saying.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Ah! Where do you look for his e-bay history? at is feedback or does e-bay list his buying / selling?

Sounds like he is telling porkies :(

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Look in his feedback and you can see feedback left for others. I use it as part of my method in sniffing out dodgy Ebay sellers.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Thanks for the tip about e-bay............. learn something new every day as they say.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:42 pm 
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This guy has the makings of a flakey seller.

If he's fibbing about it being his, then the paperwork needs to be looked at very carefully indeed.

Edit : What I mean by "his" is, made especially for him. Of course it belongs to him but I don't think he's the original owner.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:55 pm 
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well, i can, shaun - if it was my bike shop back then i'd have it hanging up on wires for all to see. the shop i used to work in had the ceiling littered with fabulous frames ranging from bob jackson's 753 stars 'n stripes, to raleigh road ace and gran sport to colnago super and a variety of daccordi frames to name but a few.

aye, those were the days . . ..

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ps you lot are very suspicious! in the end he has the documentation which would have to tie up with the frame number and will have the seller's name on it, as he claims he is the original owner. he's clearly a super record nut judging by his feedback and bottom line is that he won't be getting £1800 for that bike, no matter whether he had it built for himself or not! that wouldn't matter a jot to me if i was the buyer - i'd want to know that it was an original raleigh sbdu frame and hadn't been fannied with. end of.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Rustie,

Yep, we had frames hanging up, being a Raleigh 5 star dealer it was mostly Raleigh-Carlton but had the odd Bob Jackson, Woodrup, Falcon San Remo........even a Speedwell Titanium :)

we didn't build them up for display, that would cost too much for dead money, after all this was the 70's with 3 day weeks and power cuts.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:14 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Rustie,

Yep, we had frames hanging up, being a Raleigh 5 star dealer it was mostly Raleigh-Carlton but had the odd Bob Jackson, Woodrup, Falcon San Remo........even a Speedwell Titanium :)

we didn't build them up for display, that would cost too much for dead money, after all this was the 70's with 3 day weeks and power cuts.

Shaun


power cuts, jeeez - there's a blast from the past!

WHERE'S DO YOU KEEP THE CANDLES??!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:56 pm 
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Seatposts were removed and candles inserted in place :wink:


I used to marvel at the Vitus Dural frames in Billy Bilsland's shop in Maryhill Road


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:04 pm 
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http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3252746

Looks a bit different now to when I worked there in the 70's

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