Bikes Come and Gone List...

Cheshire1980

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Just a personal list for reference, some good, some bad and some I just plain regret. Am sure some of you on here have had so many retro bikes pass through your hands, it would be impossible to remember them all :LOL: here’s a list of my gone :facepalm: some were part bikes, frame and forks or complete bikes.

Gone bikes.. never forgotten.. well some!

Orange Clockwork 1991 satin black 21inch. Sold. Changed decals mistake
Orange Clockwork 1994 Satin black 21 inch. Sold. Decided to big.
Orange Clockwork 1993 Blue/grey fade 19 inch, frame fell apart.
Orange Clockwork 1990 orange/white fade. 19” prev respray. Sold.
Orange Clockwork 1989 orange/white fade. 18” Regretted selling this
Orange Clockwork 1989 orange/white fade. 18” battered. Sold on
Orange Clockwork 1989 yellow/white fade. 17” sold on, too small.
Orange Clockwork 1992 black 19 inch. Sold on
Orange Clockwork 1992 orange/white fade 19” Regrettably Sold
Orange Clockwork 1992 orange/white fade 17” sold, too small.
Orange Clockwork 1993 blue/grey fade 19 inch. Sold
Orange Clockwork 1994 blue/grey fade 21inch. Too big. Sold
Orange Clockwork 1992 Purple/orange fade 19” Sold
Orange Clockwork 1990 orange/white fade 19” Sold. Regretted

Orange Prestige 1991 orange/white fade 19” Sold regretted
Orange Prestige 1992 orange/purple fade 19” Sold regretted
Orange Prestige 1993 black, 19” Sold
Orange Prestige 1993 purple/ champagne 19” Sold
Orange Prestige 1993 purple/champagne 19” sold
Orange P7 1995 silver 19inch sold

Orange Aluminium O black 1992 21” Sold too big
Orange Aluminium O black 1992 19” sold
Orange Aluminium O orange/white fade, 19” prev respray. Sold
Orange Aluminium O Matt silver, 19” Sold
Orange Aluminium O Matt silver, 17”given away
Orange Aluminium O black, 19” seized BB, sold cheap
Orange Aluminium O orange/white fade, 19” swapped.

Orange Aluminium Elite 1992 Silver 19 inch. Sold
Orange Aluminium Elite 1992 silver 19” cracked, Sold for wall Art
Orange Aluminium E3 1995 silver. 17 inch, cracked too small.

Marin Eldridge Grade 1992 19” Sold
 

jimo746

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Is there a pattern there ^^^? :LOL:

I'm not even going to attempt a list, bikes bought to ride, just to see how they ride, to salvage parts from, to do up and move on etc.
My signature is a car crash and needs updating too :facepalm:
 

Cheshire1980

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Yes it’s nice to see how they ride, totally agree.. I thought I better write a list somewhere before I start forgetting. Thankfully my signature is up to date, I still have 7 bikes left, and a few projects on the go as well. The down side is, I haven’t got anything I want to sell for funds for future projects now!
 

legrandefromage

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Not enough internet space to list mine.

In September 1986 after servicing my first ever (bullmoose bar) MTB, one of the neighbours saw me 'repairing' (no internet back then so mostly frustrated faffing) and promptly gave me 13 Peugeot road bikes 'to do up and sell on for pocket money'. Some of those models would be a bit pricey now but that set me on the path to some 1200 to 1600 bikes or so.

Maybe even 3000 if I included every bike found at the tip or carboots and passed on.

:facepalm:
 

Cheshire1980

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legrandefromage":20ydd2eb said:
Not enough internet space to list mine.

In September 1986 after servicing my first ever (bullmoose bar) MTB, one of the neighbours saw me 'repairing' (no internet back then so mostly frustrated faffing) and promptly gave me 13 Peugeot road bikes 'to do up and sell on for pocket money'. Some of those models would be a bit pricey now but that set me on the path to some 1200 to 1600 bikes or so.

Maybe even 3000 if I included every bike found at the tip or carboots and passed on.

:facepalm:

:shock: That’s serious numbers! Would make some list, as long as the bayeux tapestry!!!!
 

Once A Hero

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@Cheshire1980 quite a few of yours are listed as 'too big, sold'. How did you come about having them, as surely you knew what size you wanted? Or was it a case of just wanting to save them (which is totally understandable of course! :) )
 

Once A Hero

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legrandefromage":2fcigac5 said:
Not enough internet space to list mine.

In September 1986 after servicing my first ever (bullmoose bar) MTB, one of the neighbours saw me 'repairing' (no internet back then so mostly frustrated faffing) and promptly gave me 13 Peugeot road bikes 'to do up and sell on for pocket money'. Some of those models would be a bit pricey now but that set me on the path to some 1200 to 1600 bikes or so.

Maybe even 3000 if I included every bike found at the tip or carboots and passed on.

:facepalm:

That sounds like a full time job! Is it??
 

Cheshire1980

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I bought a couple of 21” frames early on when collecting, thought it would be ok, could have a short stem etc..never worked tho! another few were advertised as 19 inch but were in fact 21 inch.. :facepalm:
 

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Cheshire1980":3h3btfl0 said:
Orange P7 1995 silver 19inch sold

Looking at your list & signature I see a sparsity of P7's. Is it too late for your interest or not an Orange you rate?

Being a relative newcomer I've not sold a retro bike yet but will be parting with a frame & fork that's too small. Sticking to 19".
 
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