Tons of classic italian bikes in norf london

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  • These are soooo last year.
    Have you got any carbon TT frames?

  • Yes , what colour do you want?

  • Joking, I've two steel classics and shouldn't really look at these pictures.

    I could always do with a modern road bike, though. You know, to actually ride it instead of looking at it.

  • I,m joking too , no carbon TT frames ,I,m not a cycle shop I,m simply a finder of these classic cycles in Italy and I'm bringing them back here to London [ can't be a bad thing ] my business is classic scooters , I'm also able to bring in alot of these cycles and I need a website to display/sell them , in order to go get some more . I wanted to tell you about them ... but I'm trying not to break rules ..catch 22

  • so this isn't your website? http://www.retrospectivescooters.co.uk/c­ycles.html

    Why don't you just sell them on ebay or gumtree?

    Otherwise, post a wanted ad for someone to create a simple website for you. You could even do a trade for a bike.

    The classified on here is not really for commercial sellers. At the moment it looks like you're just spaming. Whereas if you think carefully, and write clear posts, you might become a forum favourite - see dutch sellers for eg. On that note, it also might be worth pointing out that here is not the place to sell vintage italian bikes for £650. And imo you've missed that boat even in the wider market.

  • I,m joking too , no carbon TT frames ,I,m not a cycle shop I,m simply a finder of these classic cycles in Italy and I'm bringing them back here to London [ can't be a bad thing ] my business is classic scooters , I'm also able to bring in alot of these cycles and I need a website to display/sell them , in order to go get some more . I wanted to tell you about them ... but I'm trying not to break rules ..catch 22

    Oh, so you're not making any money on these bikes then? You're just doing it out the goodness of your own heart? Shipping 40 bikes at a time from Italy to sell in London at London prices? Come on now, we're not that green, and it's insulting to our intelligence to say things like that unless you're going to tell me you're not going to make a penny out of all these bikes? In which case why on earth are you doing it?!

    Nobody has anything against you making some money, but rules are rules and you're advertising these bikes on gumtree and on your own website.

    As far as I can see posting these bikes here is just a way of promoting them without putting them in classifieds (where you'd get banned for cross posting them all over the internet). And posting all those pics is spamming.

    That said, and this is friendly advice - it might sound like I'm having a go up there, I'm not - it looks like you have nice bikes and if you can ship them in from Italy and sell them here at good prices while making some money for yourself then great, good luck to you, this forum has no problem with small independent commercial sellers, look at people like Hilary Stone.

    The way I'd do it is pick a few of the nicer ones, remove their listings from gumtree and your site and try selling them properly and exclusively on here. If they don't go, maybe this isn't the place to sell them and you're not reaching the right target audience, but at least you'll know. Also if you sell bikes successfully here you will build up a good reputation. Which is what you should be looking to do.

    This is the other problem with your marketing strategy - if someone does call up about one of these bikes, how do you know if they've come from your site, gumtree, or here? If on here you'd probably get a PM, so you'd know, but what I'd do is have a batch that I try to sell on here, on the website, and on gumtree, see which sell best and concentrate my efforts on that. I'd guess with your products it's not going to be gumtree...

  • Nice bikes, good luck with your venture.

  • ^^Listen to Fox.

    People aren't just being dicks. You need to understand that the primary aim of the classifieds is to benefit forum members, not business. There are some regular sellers, but the reason they are there is because they are providing a service that the forum wants.

  • Thats all fair comment guys and I do sincerly appreciate it and will take it on board , especially what fox has wrote , I take it ,you like what I'm trying to do and want to see it done the right way , ie under forum rules and to benefit all who visit here ... so how about, next batch in from Italy I give the forum a premier choice for a short period before it goes on my website or elsewhere and after a week or 10 days it gets stopped . Yes I do make money from it ,thats what makes it happen and continue to happen and if it's too much for you then it'll stop happening , this forum did not seem to give me the option to tell anybody about what I was doing without breaking rules , so this thread has been good to settle what needs done and I am very happy to donate whenever I sell .

  • Well done and good luck.

  • Very nice work sir (apart from the Flash website)

  • New website is online in two weeks time ,and is not "flash" can be viewed on all i-phones

  • Really love the Colnago with stiletto fork. Straight forks look faster

  • What's the new website address/link ? Thanks

    Ps: It's not the scooter one listed here already

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