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 Post subject: Orange Formula
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:07 pm 
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https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Extremely-rare ... SwFb5aIUbM


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Formula
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:39 pm 
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fattiman wrote:
https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Extremely-rare-1988-Orange-Formula-Frame-set-Frame-Forks/132418801545?hash=item1ed4c68f89:g:44wAAOSwFb5aIUbM



Shockingly BAD form. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Formula
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:46 pm 
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sinnerman wrote:
fattiman wrote:
https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Extremely-rare-1988-Orange-Formula-Frame-set-Frame-Forks/132418801545?hash=item1ed4c68f89:g:44wAAOSwFb5aIUbM



Shockingly BAD form. :roll:



Carl

Is this the rotted out one that was for sales a while ago and had a thread a mile long.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Formula
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:50 pm 
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Yep thats the one.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:50 pm 
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Every time this surfaces it gets worse and worse. Where have the bar/stem combo and the roller cams gone? If the seller wants this to go to an Orange enthusiast then surely the original bits should still be with the frameset. :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Formula
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:51 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
sinnerman wrote:
fattiman wrote:
https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Extremely-rare-1988-Orange-Formula-Frame-set-Frame-Forks/132418801545?hash=item1ed4c68f89:g:44wAAOSwFb5aIUbM



Shockingly BAD form. :roll:



Carl

Is this the rotted out one that was for sales a while ago and had a thread a mile long.


It would be the same, and a load of BS every time it goes up for sale by Fattiman. I think the last time it was a mates listing, but adamant it was purchased.. :facepalm:

Still totally inaccurate description and no mention of the terminal rot or Broken tubes. And FWIW the quickest way to loose any remaining value would be a 40 quid powder coat in black.

Shocking FORM fattiman.

You are after all a member attempting to sell to other members here. You should know better.

BUYER BEWARE


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Formula
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:52 pm 
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There's profiteering and then there's taking the PISS.

This is Both.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:09 pm 
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Must admit when this first appeared at £200 BIN I hovered over the buy it button for a fair few hours. I stopped myself in the end though as I thought if it has come up again then another person has bought it only to be told by a frame builder it's toast so now wants to punt it on. The thought of a seat tube change didn't put me off but any further than that and it wouldn't interest me.

Now fattiman has once again outed it I agree with sinnerman. Defo something funny going on and clearly a frame that is not being fully described (for a reason) in the repeated vague listings.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Formula
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:49 am 
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The same as Brocklanders, i thought about buying it a few months back. It was on Gumtree for BIN £300 with plenty of pictures. Unfortunately the pictures would indicate a lot of work needed, you would probably find a number of frame builders not touching it, or at the very least speculating that the cost requied to repair would be extensive. However, what i thought was very odd on this current ebay listing, is that it started with 4 pictures, with the one picture clearly showing all the wear and tear (Rot) around the BB and surrounding area. This picture has been removed on this listing, leaving only the 3 pictures. Why? Why remove this picture...
The Formula bars dynaCol, were being sold on a seperate listing on the ebay, unsure whether they have been sold or not now.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Formula
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:38 pm 
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Its all misleading, despite being given all the detailed info ref what it was when he first bought it to profit from and when thinking it was a clockwork then a prestige. Now the listing states it was the very FIRST orange.... :facepalm:

Its been around the block more times than a hooker with the clap. It has now been reduced to £125.00., if it were 49.99 then it might be worth cutting up and using the bottom bracket shell with cut tubes for a workshop tool holder maybe.

At least then it really would be the first Orange Formula of its type.... :roll:


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