Chrome track frame on e bay

bagpusscp
bagpusscp Posts: 2,907
edited May 2008 in Road general

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  • meagain
    meagain Posts: 2,331
    Wouldn't buy from HS on principle - quite nice though! And very shiny!!
    d.j.
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  • hosiescott
    hosiescott Posts: 77
    where does he get his endless supply of old bits? has he discovered a giant tumbledown warehouse in deepest somerset full of odds and ends
  • bagpusscp
    bagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    No .He travels round the country going to cycle jumble sales picking up bargains :idea:
    bagpuss
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,093
    meagain wrote:
    Wouldn't buy from HS on principle - quite nice though! And very shiny!!
    I'm intrigued now - why?
  • hosiescott
    hosiescott Posts: 77
    jumble sales...
    i thought that would be the most obvious answer, but surely all the friendly old chaps selling at jumble sales wouldn't tolerate someone buying up all their stuff and immediately flogging it again on ebay? or does nobody care...

    :shock:
  • meagain
    meagain Posts: 2,331
    Partly because flogs mostly to USA: I once sold a Rotrax for less than HS would have paid to prevent bike being split and frame exported!

    Partly....for other reasons.
    d.j.
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  • hosiescott
    hosiescott Posts: 77
    ...and what a beauty it was (is) too!
  • meagain
    meagain Posts: 2,331
    Thanks! Glad it's still HERE!
    d.j.
    "Cancel my subscription to the resurrection."
  • NorwegianBlue
    NorwegianBlue Posts: 484
    Look closely and it's not that good anyway. He's done a good job of cleaning it up but there's still a lot of pitting on there. So if you wanted a nice chrome frame it would probably need replating. Getting that done would probably cost more than getting a painted frame stripped and chromed.

    Also I find the assertion that it's probably 531 a little questionable. What evidence does he have to back this up? None that he's offering, but he's hoping that somebody will be foolish enough to take his word.

    Just my 2p

    GJ
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  • hosiescott
    hosiescott Posts: 77
    still here,..old faithfull ! one day i'll get round to giving it a respray. have a headbadge at last.
    hope this pic works


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  • hosiescott
    hosiescott Posts: 77
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  • hosiescott
    hosiescott Posts: 77
    ....'giving IT a respray' ? sorry - i should say 'her' !
  • meagain
    meagain Posts: 2,331
    She's looking very good: it makes me happy (if a little regretful)!
    d.j.
    "Cancel my subscription to the resurrection."
  • bagpusscp
    bagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    Lovely machine .How about some pictures for here.
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/oldcycles_/
    bagpuss
  • SamWise72
    SamWise72 Posts: 453
    If anyone else is ever selling a Rotrax, I'm interested. I know from experience, however, that Hosiescott rides a much smaller frame than me! I'd love a 24" classic Rotrax roadie frame with which to build an Audax bike.
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