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Old 10th May 2012   #40451
TheorySwine
 
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Isn't that the truth. Won an auction last night which was the first I wanted to be outbid on, rather than end up landing the item I'd paid over the odds for. Naturally and against all previous efforts, I won. ebay is particularly terrifying. I want to buy everything. I think of topping up my watch list as pornography without the mess.
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Old 10th May 2012   #40452
TMdonor
 
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I need help.
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Old 10th May 2012   #40453
scorchdonor
watch list is my fucking homepage
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Old 10th May 2012   #40454
apollodonor
 
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sometimes I feel like I own the item before I even win it.

If I'm 1st to bid and someone comes in its like

"WHAT YOU GOT BIAAAATCH?"
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Old 10th May 2012   #40455
Vesalius
 
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I'm just one of those weasels who bids £1 just to remove the £150 BIN price
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Old 10th May 2012   #40456
spotter
 
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you!
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Old 10th May 2012   #40457
happytramp
Complete fool selling this near me...
http://www.adverts.ie/bikes/dawes-giro-300-2011/1631254
Looks like he had a fake account set up to offer close to asking to make it look like a good deal. But deleted it when he was rumbled.
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Old 10th May 2012   #40458
BrickMan
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Originally Posted by ffureel View Post
RE: The small green bob jackson frameset!

I knew you lot would pick up on this, why can't you just keep ya noses out eh! ;p

One of the nicest green paintjobs have seen for a while, was going to try get this for a build for my girl.... not for cheap I am sure. Is there such a thing as an ebay bargain!?

is it actually a jackson or just refurbed/painted by them, ah la sticker?
AFAIK they don't put those stickers on frames that are not theres. Don't know what the defining features of a jackson is, but they usually run a 4 digit number on BB shell. That one looks late 60s early 70s.
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Old 10th May 2012   #40459
Dandydonor
 
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Bob won't even put those old decals on anymore so the refurb is likely not a new one..
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Old 10th May 2012   #40460
JustChipper
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I'm just one of those weasels who bids £1 just to remove the £150 BIN price
Good man
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Old 10th May 2012   #40462
andypdonor
 
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Is that for pro rollapaluza riders?

Pick up only? Don't let Winston see it.
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Old 10th May 2012   #40463
Rik Van Looy
 
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Bob won't even put those old decals on anymore so the refurb is likely not a new one..
Those decals are available from H Lloyd - but they don't do the headtube badge.
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Old 10th May 2012   #40464
Dammit
 
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Is that for pro rollapaluza riders?

Pick up only? Don't let Winston see it.
It'd put a stop to the abuse I'm giving my "good" bike over the winter.

Slightly over the top, yes.
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Old 10th May 2012   #40465
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Medium sized Merckx, I'd guess 54cm, £400 BIN:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/eddy-merck...#ht_500wt_1203
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Old 11th May 2012   #40466
Emyr
 
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Bid before T-20s = noob error.

Mobile app ft cheap w.
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Old 11th May 2012   #40468
1000archangels
 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...t_11042wt_1025

Comedian, bored or mental. I can't decide which. Definitely worth reading if you are bored, which I was.
golden. I'm laughing out loud in hospitals waiting room - read it if you haven't yet!
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Old 11th May 2012   #40469
fatoldbloke
 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ribble-Dur...item4ab75cd8eb

99p ribble frame
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Old 11th May 2012   #40470
fatoldbloke
 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DD-CAMPAGN...item564a35b3c6

@Velocio still looking for rims?
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Old 11th May 2012   #40471
fatoldbloke
 
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^^ Hmm, that car..... sure i have seen that Ad before, didnt it go 'viral' last year?
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Old 11th May 2012   #40472
Velociodonor
 
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Originally Posted by fatoldbloke View Post
Preferring clinchers, but those are nice.
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Old 11th May 2012   #40473
Regaldonor
 
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Originally Posted by Dandy View Post
Bob won't even put those old decals on anymore so the refurb is likely not a new one..
Just by looking at the refurb sticker you can tell it's not a recent job - looks like the refurb dates from a period when they were still using the block decals.
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Old 11th May 2012   #40474
jamestz
 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-SH...ht_1510wt_1348

Novy frame with Dura Ace going for £300
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Old 11th May 2012   #40476
Regaldonor
 
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is it actually a jackson or just refurbed/painted by them, ah la sticker?
AFAIK they don't put those stickers on frames that are not theres. Don't know what the defining features of a jackson is, but they usually run a 4 digit number on BB shell. That one looks late 60s early 70s.
I reckon it is definitely a Bob Jackson, early to mid-70s. The seat stay cap and long-point headtube lugs look identical to this one.
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Old 11th May 2012   #40477
zanda
grappling very hard with reasons not to try and buy this. someone tell me why I dont really want it...

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Old 11th May 2012   #40478
Velociodonor
 
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Looks really nice.
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Old 11th May 2012   #40479
Velociodonor
 
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Nah, I'm kidding... you can't afford it, don't do it, etc.
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Old 11th May 2012   #40480
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The seller of this also has some very tasty stuff for sale:

Most notably this turbo.... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cyclops-Tu...#ht_561wt_1238

aka "utter bastard machine"
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Old 11th May 2012   #40481
zanda
looks reaaally nice.
worth a few times the current auction value in parts new, by my estimate.
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Old 11th May 2012   #40482
tommmmmmmdonor
 
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The seller of this also has some very tasty stuff for sale:

Most notably this turbo.... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cyclops-Tu...#ht_561wt_1238

aka "utter bastard machine"

Fantastic listing
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Old 11th May 2012   #40483
zanda
299 BIN Dan Shotton. pretty bike.

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Old 11th May 2012   #40484
zanda
bargain or landfill?

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Old 11th May 2012   #40485
dglshrndonor
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bargain or landfill?

Saw that and figured that whatever did that to the wheels must have affected the frame in some way as well. Surely.

Last edited by dglshrn; 11th May 2012 at 20:21. Reason: To make it make sense
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Old 12th May 2012   #40487
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pj (pj) formerly of this parish is selling his turbo aka "utter bastard machine"

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...#ht_561wt_1396
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Old 12th May 2012   #40488
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It's an excellent listing, describes my Friday night with almost worrying accuracy also.
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Old 12th May 2012   #40489
Marguerite Durace
Sounds like a stupid lot of money for a useless bike , but too close not to mention..

http://www.leboncoin.fr/velos/320079984.htm?ca=18_s#
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Old 12th May 2012   #40490
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pj (pj) formerly of this parish is selling his turbo aka "utter bastard machine"
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...#ht_561wt_1396
Is that pj? I was just about to post that! :D
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Old 12th May 2012   #40491
Arben Zilcidonor
 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2210198880...#ht_612wt_1160

the description is worth quoting
Quote:
I'm selling this bastard thing because i HATE it.

I’m sure there are people out there who like or even have a perverse love affair with their turbo trainer. It might even attract some sort of love/hate duality. I know for a fact that some people, many of them ostensibly sane with some hideously rapid times to their name, view the turbo as the essential piece of training equipment. Personally, i’d rather rip my face off and dive into a bath of saline solution than use this horrible piece of apparatus. It’s utterly soul-destroying and mind-numbing, which is a pretty vicious combination.

The straw that broke the camel's back:

I thought i might do a ‘quick’ turbo session this evening. The reason being that the weather is pretty terrible and i hadn’t got the time to head down to the lake for the first race of the season. By the time i’d sorted out the rear turbo wheel by putting a tyre on and then pinching an inner tube, then changing the tyre and putting a new tube in, switching the cassette and setting up the bike and then setting up the computer with ‘The Flying Scotsman’ on the iplayer with headphones and subtitles (because of fearsome noise) to alleviate the dreadful and crushing ennui of it all and then got changed and put some water within reach and found my sweaty turbo towel that hasn’t been washed since the last time i dared to ride the bastard (turbo, not turbo towel) and wrestled with the quick release mechanism and then adjusted the height with a series of books under the front wheel by getting on and off about four times then adjusting the saddle height then going back and adjusting the resistance about 6 times with the manual turny thing, i’d wasted about 55 minutes. This was about as long as i intended to spend on the bastard piece of shit.

I managed about 11 minutes at about 70% of max before two things happened. The iplayer began to freeze and unfreeze, robbing me of the only thing that helped me think that i wasn’t actually on the turbo, and then without warning the back wheel leapt out of the dropout clasps and i had to do an emergency unclip and braking manouevre ON THE GODDAMNED TURBO just to stay alive. i suddenly lurched towards the computer where Graeme Obree was riding off the front of some sort of Tour of the Scottish Prettylands in the early part of the film and very nearly ended up joining the crazed circular-breathing scotsman on the silver screen.

If you're made of far stronger stuff than I am, and I'm thinking Ivan Drago in Rocky 4 when he kills Apollo Creed to death - that sort of stronger stuff - and think you can handle the savage bestiality of the CYCLOPS WIND TURBO then please, please, please buy this REPULSIVE ITEM.
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Old 12th May 2012   #40492
Teldonor
Needs a dedicated turbo bike!
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Old 12th May 2012   #40493
Scraftondonor
Sorry for bringing this up again but I'm really, really tempted!
Frame is 12 years old and apparently 'mint'.
is it worth £1K?
should I bid or take a gamble and hope no one else bids and then offer under 1k for it?

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Old 12th May 2012   #40494
Hunterlardonor
I bid £800 the first time, it's not worth anymore to me. The components that are on there aren't worth much.
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Old 12th May 2012   #40495
Scraftondonor
That's exactly what I thought!
Seller is effectively saying the frame is worth £700-800.

I bid £960 and won the auction because I knew the reserve wasn't going to be met hoping that the seller would offer it to me for that price...which didn't happen :S

Spoke to the seller earlier and he's convinced it's worth loads.
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Old 12th May 2012   #40496
Hunterlardonor
Same, he/she thinks it's worth a dime. It's a nice frame and I would love to own a merlin too sometime, but the rest is just putting me off.
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Old 12th May 2012   #40497
Scraftondonor
They can't seem to get the measurements right either :S
It's 49X52. not whatever is on the listing...

Think I'm going to gamble and not bid.
hopefully everybody else realises it's not worth that much.

have you seen the magia as well?
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Old 12th May 2012   #40498
Hunterlardonor
Yeah seen the magia too, reckon it's too big for me though. Looks good, you gonna take a punt? Prefer the extralight tbh.
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Old 12th May 2012   #40499
Scraftondonor
I'm weighing it up atm.

Same, don't really like compact Ti frames. super light though!
seller has some other good stuff too.
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Old 12th May 2012   #40500
über_grüber
 
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Deluded.

Greg Lemond's very own Team Z Kellog built Ti bike sold last year for not much more than $2000. I was gutted i hadn't bid on it.

Ok, there's only 10 in the UK but give a fuck, it's a modern built bike and it doesn't make it worth as much as it was then it was brand new ffs. it's like me buying a fucking cinema ticket, watching the film, then selling it to some cunt on the street outside for the same price even though it's not valid any more. ask him if it's got Lance's missing testicle stashed in the seat tube or something.
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