The more and more i look at the bike,I can't help but think its £500 over for what it's worth as it stands now,£2,100 it better have every single working part brand new,whether that be factory parts or nos and the frame and forks would have to be spotless. Brodies are good but i don't think many people will pay £2100 for one.
That is the subtle difference between a mountain bike and a collectors piece, which is why I don't think it will stay in the UK.
For £2,100 I could pretty much have a brand new frame and forks made by Roberts, Yates, Rourke, Brodie, DeKerf, 'insert favourite master craftsman', but none of them would be collectable (yet).
The Ride of a period correct TBG Explosif is exceptional, and lets face it, the Explosif is nothing more than a Far East Knock off (ok a bit strong perhaps, a far east variant to hit a price point, creating a range of bikes), of this beautiful Handbuilt Fillet Brazed Canadian beauty.
For me if this was refinished it might well only get light use, as an original, i couldnt help but use it. Its FAR TOO GOOD not too.
Ideally its a grand, but given how rare it is, i still think £1500 max.