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Worth it?

edited December 1969 in Road general
"1955 HETCHINS Magnum Bonum Curly Racer"

On th'ebay. 1600 quid BIN seems a bit steep and with a 780 Start seems to be guaranteed to deter bidders.

Nice mind, if anyone feeling flush!

Usual disclaimers, obviously!

d.j.
"Like a true nature's child,
We were born,
Born to drink mild"

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  • GaryGknGaryGkn Posts: 1,199
    Well worth it if you really want it and can't get it anywhere else! Too expensive for me but I don't want an expensive Hetchins anyway.
  • peejay78peejay78 Posts: 3,378
    depends if you're ready to join the owners club.

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  • hubgearfreakhubgearfreak Posts: 480
    it's too small, so that's me saved from marimonal disharmony

    but what would œ800 buy you in a new bike shop? something cheap, taiwanese and best regarded as disposable, IMHO[:0]

    on the other hand, it'd buy a few beautiful secondhand bikes.[;)]

    or ten x 23speed, dual suspension mountainbikes in halfords[xx(]

    it'll sell, is my guess...but to someone with more money than sense[:p]
  • "but what would œ800 buy you in a new bike shop? something cheap, taiwanese and best regarded as disposable, IMHO"

    Undoubtedly true, but most of those who'd pay the 800 don't really *get* classic stuff I suspect!

    I reckon it'll go to maybe 1250 quid - just the pricing strategy that might go against it?


    d.j.
    "Like a true nature's child,
    We were born,
    Born to drink mild"
  • Gavin GilbertGavin Gilbert Posts: 4,019
    this one made me laugh:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/MASI-PISTA-C-1948-5 ... dZViewItem

    <hr noshade size="1">I'll have an organic decaff skinny goats milk cappuccino with fairtrade chocolate in a recycled cup to go please
  • GaryGknGaryGkn Posts: 1,199
    Gavin that is a real beauty if I had the money I would buy it!
  • It's nice enough - but not 2 grands worth IMO. I've bought nicer for a tenth!

    And if that's *worth* 2K then the Hetch IS a good deal at the BIN!

    d.j.
    "Like a true nature's child,
    We were born,
    Born to drink mild"
  • OTOH...I've been looking at it more closely and in the context of Threads in e.g. Beginners (2 grand frames) and Know How, I have to say that RELATIVELY speaking it is well worth the BIN. And if I were going to spend that sort of money on either a new bike or the Hetch, then it would be the latter.

    d.j.
    "Like a true nature's child,
    We were born,
    Born to drink mild"
  • "just the pricing strategy that might go against it?"

    Seems so: nil bids!




    d.j.
    "Like a true nature's child,
    We were born,
    Born to drink mild"
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