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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:05 am 
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i could be wrong, but to me it looks like a pile of scrap with a rough looking kona explosif frame sitting on top


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:14 am 
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Nope your right - its a 1994 era Explosif.

Pretty good buy I guess but there's a lot of bikes there to fit in the boot.

If I had a van I'd be tempted to grab that lot - do each bike up and sell each one for 50 quid collected in the local ads. People will snap them up at £50 a shot. Especially with Summer coming.


Anyone tempted to go halves?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:25 am 
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I can't really see you making much money considering the effort required. Assuming you want to take the Kona for free, then the other bikes are about £15 each, they look like they'll all need a new chain, some look like the saddle is knackered, then there's cables, inner tubes etc. So you'll probably end up spending £10 - 15 on each bike to make a £20 profit (not accounting for your time). All that effort to make £300? I've made more from stripping and flipping a single bike....


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:27 am 
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I can just picture the wife's face as she arrives home.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:28 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:45 am 
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The Explosif is a size 16, so I guess worth a bit less than an 18 or 19. I wonder whether that is its original ti handlebar? It doesn't look like its original Velocity stem has survived though, any more than the O-Beam. And a possibly knackered Marzocchi XCR isn't worth a lot, although I guess it could be useful for someone who likes garage queens.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:48 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:36 am 
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jez-4-bikes-max wrote:
Anyone tempted to go halves?


actually... :lol:

Waterlooville's not far from me...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:38 am 
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We need a van.

Im in if you are.


I have a garage - I dont mind putting a bunch of these in my garage and sprucing them up. Good project and I like messing with old heaps.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:45 am 
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I think SWMBO would actually kill me though!

And how would you go about deciding who got the Explosif...? ;)


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