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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:23 pm 
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Hey guys,

Be quick on the draw...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Titanium-Grove-Inno ... dZViewItem

Buy it now of $600. Needs a respray but I've got decals for it, could be very Very VERY nice 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:37 pm 
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any particular reason why its painted? ( I have nothing against painted ti!)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:40 pm 
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scant wrote:
any particular reason why its painted?


is there any way to judge from the (crappy) pics that it is a Grove Ti at all?

Carsten


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:00 am 
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Why is it painted...Bill painted most of the Ti's as he preferred a nice paint finish to raw metal.

How can you tell it's actually a Ti...

little details help to determine this;

- the one piece three cable stops on the top tube
- single bend chainstays to Groves custom water jet cut dropouts that are smaller than the other models
- larger diameter seatpost binder weld on

My question is whether or not the fork is a Grove Assault...hard to tell without a better photo.

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rody


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:17 am 
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$600 I do consider a bargain, but actually 'weps' Ti Grove also was only $850 and it wasn't through BIN.

weps' one looked really nice btw. Seemed in pretty good shape to me and it had a lot nice bits. It had this paint:

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Haven't seen weps for quite a long time overhere :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:23 am 
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You're right Mel,

Weps "stole" that bike. Being a local pick up only really kept the price down for that particular auction.

Plus Wep's bike came with a slew of high end vintage parts...much more desirable than the mix that is on this auction.

Still, $600 for a Ti frame is a deal...consider it costs around $1000 just for the materials to produce a Ti frame in a small shop now as the price of Ti has risen so dramatically in the last two years.

As for Weps, he went through some personal issues the last few months but I actually saw a post by him last week! So...he's still kicking around a bit :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:10 pm 
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why did this sell so cheap?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:21 pm 
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Hmmm, I thought it did not reach the 500 reserve.

The guy killed himself by not offering the frame alone, had to take his mix of modern and "cheap" parts. IMO, the frame was the only item of value.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:30 pm 
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rody wrote:
Hmmm, I thought it did not reach the 500 reserve.

The guy killed himself by not offering the frame alone, had to take his mix of modern and "cheap" parts. IMO, the frame was the only item of value.

r


my bad! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:25 pm 
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is this the same bike?
http://classifieds.mtbr.com/cgi-bin/cla ... =retrieval


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