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maddernj

Member since Jun 2009 • Last active Oct 2014
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    @amey After my original V1 got totalled last year I contacted Matt in Dec '13. Was quoted £800 then for the frame, another £150 fork.. of course when bidding for this one, the thought crossed my mind, but the V1 I had originally fitted me really well.

    Do I regret buying it, not at all.....it's what I wanted.

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    I think so, I sort of switched off after my wife mentioned the numbers....

    Yes will have a V1, might keep it ratty looking and have the most expensive shit looking bike

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    @countryboj

    Feck me...import Tax, was expecting a bill but:

    £28 - Customs Charge
    £157 - Import VAT
    £8 - Clearance Fee

    £193 in total...+ Initial costs this frame is going to cost me just shy of £1k

    And it'll still need a lick of paint, I think I will need to sell of some spare parts I have lying around !

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    Thanks, some way to go yet then...

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    When will i know if i have additional custom fees to pay ?

    Looking on USPS tracking it went through customs clearance this afternoon.

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    @countryboj

    If I rode it brakeless I would be looking for another V1 in a short space of time...commuting 24miles a day brakeless is asking for trouble. I'd feel happier with a v-brake on the front at least.

    Was thinking of getting re-sprayed to match my Masi....

    http://www.lfgss.com/conversations/22836­0/

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    @countryboj

    Yes I am aware of that one....I will have been paid by the time it gets delivered.

    Also need to think about whether I want to re paint it and I need to get some v-brake bosses brazed on.

    Think I will need to sell a few bits to cover costs

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    Yes, £801 including postage...about £50 less that I paid for my last V1 (v2 forks) last year, complete with Phils and 75's....that got written off though when I got hit by a car. Still got the wheels and bar / stem from that one to re-build this one.

    finished at $1160...

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    I knew I was up against another forum member...I thought it was you or @IR

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