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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:57 pm 
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http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/adult ... e/96024411

Guessing this has been raised already... What's the true value for this poor RC500??


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:52 am 
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Why poor?
It looks like it's been used for it's intended purpose, but doesn't look thrashed...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:56 am 
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Well there are only two on here ( thats an F2 variant btw) And certainly from my point of view having put mine together It cost a hell of a lot more and I wouldn't sell it for anywhere near that price.

Ringo I suspect will echo that sentiment.

So I think thats fairly good value.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:58 am 
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The advert does worry me a little, I am always suspicious of people with particularly poor spelling, especially when using a computer! and especially when trying to sell an item for a large lump of money.

You'd just expect a bit more effort.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:18 pm 
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Thanks for the comments Jerky....your build was one I followed closely and rank as one of the best I have seen to date on the site so your opinion is very much valued thanks.

I have not yet viewed it on a PC... Working too much and using a bloody iPhone, the photo didn't look great on viewing and looked a bit uncared for beyond normal usage. I'll take a peek tonight properly.

Thanks chaps


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Condition wise, it looks grubby but other than that in fine fettle. Thing is with bikes as rare as these, if you want one you really have to take it where you can as the odds of another one appearing are slim.

That said, because its a DH rig it attracts less of the collectors than XC machines tend to.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:47 pm 
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Good point, I'm just chatting with seller now trying to establish the size.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:54 pm 
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I've had new glasses on today so please forgive if my eye vision is poor.

The middle picture where the top bar meets the headstock look right of the joining weld about 2 thirds down the weld on the headstock, is that a rough part, crack or just dirt do you think?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:40 am 
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It's a reinforcing ring on the headtube.

Bikes advertised as 'adult mountain bike' always look a bit sus.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:15 pm 
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I can see the re enforcing ring at the top of the headtube but the bit I'm mentioning is about 2 inched down in line with the weld


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