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 Post subject: 10K BMX-frame
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:27 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0521696804

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If you compare C26 and this... :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:39 pm 
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:shock:
looks rusty.
but i have no emotions in the MBX business :roll:


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 Post subject: oh yeah
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:05 pm 
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Ohhh Yeahh! 8) 8)
The holy grail Yeti's BMX brother, but with a lot more cred 8) 8)

If I had the money, I would, but then so would everyone :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 10K BMX-frame
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:27 am 
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Shamus wrote:

If you compare C26 and this... :roll:


Yeah, nobody knew whether it had been made in a shed from tubing "acquired" from Yeti.
And there was some discussion about whether it was even a real C26.
And the C26 project was shelved.

THIS is THE prototype designed for Stu Thomsen by Scott Breithaupt.
This frame is very well known; BMX collectors know who owned it over the years and there is ZERO doubt about its' authenticity;
It was the basis for all later S.E. Quadangles, which were extremely successful frames and are still made today.

Oh - and BMX collectors have VERY deep pockets, compared to MTBers :D

AND... Yeti stole their famous turquoise team colors from the S.E. powder-blue and brown.
(OK, I totally made that up - Sorry - Runs away, before the Yeti heavyweights arrive :lol: :wink:)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:32 am 
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Interestingly, there's a 2nd bid on that BMX bike so the reserve has been met and now there are 2 (presumably deep pocketed fellas) ready to duke it out. Set your alarm clocks and get a bag of popcorn to watch the end of this auction. :wink:


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 Post subject: grail
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:00 pm 
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This is the real grail.
I like the yeti and understand its place in MTB developement but this is the real deal. This individual frame has a true tangible history. The names that have trashed this frame over the years is enough to make it legendary even without being a prototype.
Even Stompin Stu says its the grail :wink:

Jamie
(I would expect it to go to at least 15K no problems, and I would if I could) :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:04 pm 
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Does this bike rank even holier than the BMX grail? :P


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 Post subject: No
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:13 pm 
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No, thats not even close.
Nice to someone, but no grail in my books.
It might be better value than the Yeti though :lol:

Jamie


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 Post subject: Grail
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:17 pm 
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Peewee is cool but not quite in the same range as the people who have ridden this actual frame.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:37 pm 
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Believe it or not it sold for over $17K a couple of years ago. Not my thing but neither is the Yeti or the BMX. Cheers though to the folks who ARE interested in these bikes. Makes the world a better, more interesting place.


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