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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:28 pm 
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Bullpup wrote:


Is that a stress mark in the head tube or a trick of the light?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:31 pm 
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pete_mcc wrote:
It's a parts bike-worth maybe £150 for the cranks, £50 for the forks, the rest maybe £100 and I'll buy the flex-stem for £20, so £320. Economically not worth the effort to get the bike going again; the frame probably needs welding and paint, the forks need painting, the brakes look shot & probably need new pipes, seals, pads, oil and other hardware. Then add new tyres, new bearings, new chain, new cassette, hubs and then the rims with the rusted eyelets and would you trust 25 year old bars that have lived a hard life?


Pretty much where my thoughts were at price wise.
I pitched him a few offers which he wouldn't accept (at this stage at least, plus there are lots of watchers), but he did come back to me with a counter offer - but it was still too far north of what I'd be prepared to pay.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:37 am 
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Is that a stress mark in the head tube or a trick of the light?


Light, those things are so thick it would take a wall to break them...

It's not a 100 though.... early F1, seeing as I have 368 and it's a RC100


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:03 am 
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That headtube doesnt appear to be as thick as others pictured - seeing a few of the way these crack, I would expect it to be a crack on this frame.

( It was very common to stick massive forks on frames that were not designed to have them, this would often want to rip the headtube off - not that this applies here, I'm sure)


*edited to remove the stupidnessness of the author.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:48 am 
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God, you're a pessimistic bunch :wink:

Now if there was a picture of the base of the seat tube/BB area, you might see some down there...

It's more a case of an unclear photo, I can assure you the head tube is original, it's even got the grease nipple on the back, the early frames did vary a bit but they always came from the same stock


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:57 am 
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gil_m wrote:
God, you're a pessimistic bunch :wink:



Guess it comes with buying other peoples crap hoping for the best but always fearing the worst.... Which quickly jades you into revising your thinking into a case of

" expecting to be disappointed " but secretly hoping to be pleasantly surprised.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:23 pm 
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crack

or my names not Bob Flowerdew.

*couldnt see the squared off bit on the steerer


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:29 pm 
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Looks like it was worth every penny he was asking for then?

I don't think there's many fancy pants retro bikes that are ever worth what you spend on them, it just comes down to how much you want something.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:41 am 
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Or this Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232387054970


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:43 am 
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Loads of RC200's about. Not very often a 100 becomes available


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