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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:17 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 500wt_1182

Back up again after I 'won' it in October and the seller refused to go through with it as he didn't get what he wanted. 'Interesting' build but I was most taken by the 'through a Vaseline filter' photographs.

I thought I'd play a little game and, based on the build spec and frame and fork costing £1,500 as claimed (did it?), try to work out what it cost. I couldn't get it as high as the BIN although I didn't do it any more scientifically than going on what I thought the bits could be had for.

Reckon it is 'worth' £800, perhaps £900 if you got someone really keen. Compare it to the similar spec and size Colnago that was bought off eBay recently, I know which one is more valuable.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:32 pm 
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Its interesting, thats for sure...

Are you referring to my colnago or have I missed another big one????!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:38 pm 
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Yep, it was yours I was name checking.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:42 pm 
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Ah cool - which is most valuable?? Im not struck on the paint on this one!

I need to get a pic of mine up, just tweaked it a little 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:14 pm 
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Frame is nice, but nothing else is not so special.
Delta brakes are cool ;)

Seller does´t even know what parts he has on the bike...hubs are not Super Record.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:36 pm 
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remember first seeing this "is it art or bike" Mercian a while back, and a few times since.
must admit when i first saw it i thought it was ok, seeing past the handlebar set-up, with a few nice components, but the more i see it, and the price i see it for, it becomes more and more of a joke.
That said, i'd consider it for £750


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:21 pm 
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Yep, reckon £750 is probably what it is realistically worth although the seller reckons he paid twice that on the frame alone.

Can't see many people who want to spend £2.5k+ on a steel bike with outdated parts, no history and a very individual paint job - surely with that sort of cash they would get something to their specification not someone elses?

That said, I'd take it at £750. Oh, I already did :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:22 pm 
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its on the CTC to

great looking frame, bit a weird mix of components IMHO


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:08 pm 
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Oh, apparently when he first put it on eBay as "is it a bike or is it art?" he had a BIN of £4,500. Yes, you did read that correctly :shock:

Reckon wait another 6 months and another £2k will come off leaving it affordable.


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if Stephen Ireland suped up bikes...


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