That was perfect, thanks. I'm guessing the new generation Spots maybe considered inferior? I have noticed that the new ones seem to have a decal for the headtube rather than a badge...is that right....any other diffs?
There are a couple on Ebay USA that don't seem to very expensive....I thought the frames alone were in the $1500 area....guess custom paint jobs add a fair whack?
Happy to help. I would consider them inferior. In regards to the decal/badge, the older ones came with either one as well, depending on what you were paying for. I had one with a badge, and one with a decal, both amde by Spot before the selloff. The materials used would be the biggest difference, and also the manufacturing.
The only ones I've seen on ebay are the newer ones, every now and then, an older one will come up. Yet, even they tend to go for far less used than their retail price...perhaps a lot of people just aren't on to them. Yes, the frames were in the $1000 and up range, but on ebay, whoe bikes can be had for $1000 to $1500 depending on spec, while frames, in good shape, routinely go for $350 to $500 depending on paint and badging...custom paint would definitely bring that up.
btw, the rear dropouts will always have "Spot" engraved on them.