Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 21 of 21
  1. #1
    Senior Member BesidesDaniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Atlanta
    My Bikes
    Schwinn, Araya, Viscount, Trek, Raleigh, Peugeot
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Hi-Res pics of a Brooks B72... about to list for sale...

    Hello,
    I recently got a 3 speed Raleigh with this beauty on it. I'm going to sell it as I need the cash. Would anyone like to comment on the condition or just recommend a reasonable starting bid price for E Bay? I didn't touch it up with any goop as I would rather let the enthusiast who buys it have the pleasure of the before & after & I would rather not mess it up.

    here is a like to the pics http://brewersbikes.tumblr.com/

    thanks!
    -danny

  2. #2
    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The NC Mountains
    My Bikes
    Too many to list, all vintage
    Posts
    18,861
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Personally, I would do something about the rusty rails.

  3. #3
    Senior Member brian3069's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Supercourse
    Posts
    1,028
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +1, Hit the rails with some 0000 steel wool. I'd start it .99 Low starting bids generate more interest.

  4. #4
    Senior Member KOBE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    It's the closest you can get to flying.
    Posts
    1,645
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would start it at $.99 as stated and it should end up in the $35-$45 range with $7 for shipping. The condition is just ok because there is alot of cracking near the rivets and the rust. Good luck.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    2,930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BesidesDaniel View Post
    Hello,
    Would anyone like to comment on the condition? [/url]
    The condition is horrible!

    The leather is dry and cracked and it has some deep tears in it. The tear by the nose and around the holes spells doom for this saddle.

    The undercarriage is a "rusty bucket" that will be difficult to clean.

    Ebay starting price = $0.99. I wouldn't buy it at any price.

    Why not give it away to someone you don't like.
    Last edited by Mike Mills; 11-29-10 at 02:36 PM.

  6. #6
    Mote of Dust degan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    494
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ouch.

  7. #7
    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Camp Hill, PA
    My Bikes
    Too many to list here check my signature.
    Posts
    20,704
    Mentioned
    47 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Mills View Post
    The condition is horrible!

    The leather is dry and cracked and it has some deep tears in it. The tear by the nose and around the holes spells doom for this saddle.

    The undercarriage is a "rusty bucket" that will be difficult to clean.

    Ebay starting price = $0.99. I wouldn't buy it at any price. Why not give it away to someone you don't like.
    the emperor has no clothes!! thank you I was thinking the same thing but couldn't bring myself to say it. is it a rare model?
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SS, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

  8. #8
    Senior Member BesidesDaniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Atlanta
    My Bikes
    Schwinn, Araya, Viscount, Trek, Raleigh, Peugeot
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks mike, way to really bust the F out of someone who was asking for a lil help. I wasn't sure, that is why I was asking. You bike snobs are the worst.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    2,930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You asked for opinions, correct? I made an extra effort to include your question in my original post. You are not asking for help. You want to make a buck out of selling the item. There's nothing wrong with that, in itself, but don't try and BS me or anyone else about your altruistic intentions. You asked about condition and valuation and I gave it to you.

    I'm not a bike snob, or any other kind of snob. Where did you ever come up with that? I just answered your question truthfully.
    Last edited by Mike Mills; 11-29-10 at 01:54 AM.

  10. #10
    over the hill juls's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    missouri
    My Bikes
    87 Terry Despatch-76 AD Inter 10 Mixte-87 Fuji 450 SE
    Posts
    905
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a b-15 in dry condition/tried to revive it.[all the tricks found on the web] Eventually cut the skirts back and laced it to try and save.....the skirts snapped inhalf like twigs when I bent them out of curiosity. Once they are cracked there is no saving them. I think to recover them costs as much as a new one anyway; so I can't imagine the undercarriage selling for much. List it anyway, someone may need it for a nonrider.

  11. #11
    no one cares -holiday76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NYCadelphOrnia
    Posts
    5,480
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    it's not in the best shape as stated. Just be up front about the condition and post all the pics and it should still sell. After some treatment I've ridden several saddles in that kind of shape for a few thousand miles and they held my heavy butt up fine.

    I've also cleaned up rust much worse than that and it wasnt a big deal at all.
    Overall it's not great, but not nearly as bad as Mike made it sound.

    That's my opinion.
    I prefer emails to private messages - holiday76@gmail.com
    Jack Taylor Super Tourist, Jack Taylor Super Tourer Tandem, Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, Px-10, Raleigh Portage, Carlton Flyer,Fuji The Finest, Bianchi Squadra, Voodoo Cross, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Cetma Largo, Riv Betty Foy (wife's), Gitane 500A Mini Racer (sons).

  12. #12
    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
    My Bikes
    1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
    Posts
    14,022
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I will give a very specific criticism: In the last picture there are a couple of cracks at the bottom of the leather. I had a B72 that tore there and went right up to the doubler (second piece of leather that bascially followed the shape of the top of the saddle. The problem with your saddle is that from the pictures there is no doubler on that B72 (not sure when they stopped that, but modern B72s don't have doublers; my mid-1960s version does). On my saddle, it was salvageable because the tear stopped at the doubler. I took it to a shoe repair shop and they bonded a patch to the back side of the leather. If your B72 tears, it will go all the way through without a doubler. It is also likely to tear at the nose. I think that is why several people gave negative feedback. I would put it up for something like $5. Still low enough to generate interest and my you may get $30-40 for it.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

  13. #13
    Senior Member BesidesDaniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Atlanta
    My Bikes
    Schwinn, Araya, Viscount, Trek, Raleigh, Peugeot
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Mills View Post
    Ebay starting price = $0.99. I wouldn't buy it at any price. Why not give it away to someone you don't like.
    I just thought this was a bit of a low blow. But it's all good, I listed it for $.99 to start with & the pics are plenty revealing enough for whomever buys it to see the shape it is in.

    Mike, you appeared to be a snob with a sarcastic & snide comment. but it's all good...

    About my intentions, and them being altruistic, I'm not here to rip anyone off or to get something for nothing, so why are my intentions being called into question? Do you really assume to know my intentions?

    Thanks for the comments folks, even Mike's, it made for an interesting lil thread.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    2,930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You're absolutely correct about the snide comment. It was a failed attempt at humor to try and lighten things up a bit after a negative evaluation of your seat. Failed it was.

    I should have put a smiley by it.

  15. #15
    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The NC Mountains
    My Bikes
    Too many to list, all vintage
    Posts
    18,861
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    In the world of ebay, you never know what can get interest. I bet it will get some interest, despite the issues mentioned above. As I mentioned earlier, I would have spent a couple of minutes on the rust, as sometimes buyers freak out on rust.

    Let us know how it goes.

  16. #16
    Senior Member miamijim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    12,080
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Its whipped. Start it at .99 but dont expect more than $10 or $15 for it.
    WWW.CYCLESPEUGEOT.COM 2005 Pinarello Dogma; 1991 Paramount PDG 70 Mtb; 1976? AD Vent Noir; 1989 LeMond Maillot Juane F&F; 1993? Basso GAP F&F; 1989 Terry Symmetry; 2003 Trek 4700 Mtb; 1983 Vitus 979

  17. #17
    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The NC Mountains
    My Bikes
    Too many to list, all vintage
    Posts
    18,861
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Well, it already has one bid. And with $15 shipping, its already done well.

    FWIW: There are worse ones on ebay right now. One is missing the entire nose area completely.

  18. #18
    Senior Member BesidesDaniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Atlanta
    My Bikes
    Schwinn, Araya, Viscount, Trek, Raleigh, Peugeot
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I guess you found it Bill, Yeah, buying behavior can be well predicted, but I'm careful not to think that what I perceive the value to be is not the value someone else might place on the item. Within reason. I'll let you all know how the bidding goes.

    -danny

  19. #19
    no one cares -holiday76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NYCadelphOrnia
    Posts
    5,480
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
    Its whipped. Start it at .99 but dont expect more than $10 or $15 for it.
    looks like you're winning the bidding so far
    I prefer emails to private messages - holiday76@gmail.com
    Jack Taylor Super Tourist, Jack Taylor Super Tourer Tandem, Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, Px-10, Raleigh Portage, Carlton Flyer,Fuji The Finest, Bianchi Squadra, Voodoo Cross, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Cetma Largo, Riv Betty Foy (wife's), Gitane 500A Mini Racer (sons).

  20. #20
    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The NC Mountains
    My Bikes
    Too many to list, all vintage
    Posts
    18,861
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BesidesDaniel View Post
    I guess you found it Bill, Yeah, buying behavior can be well predicted, but I'm careful not to think that what I perceive the value to be is not the value someone else might place on the item. Within reason. I'll let you all know how the bidding goes.

    -danny
    Yep, you never know about ebay. I just sold a men's sweater last night for $110. The market decides value, not me, or other posters on this list. I will often share my opinion, but sometimes things go a lot higher than I predict, other times they go for less.

  21. #21
    Senior Member KOBE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    It's the closest you can get to flying.
    Posts
    1,645
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I may just have to and nickle to that .99 cent bid to get the frenzy going ti keep my $35 initial estimate from looking lame.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •