I was really willing to pay for this frame as these are quite rare and it was my size but wow! It went way over my limit. Rootboy I think that Team Champion of yours is a keeper!
Ebay auction for Team Champion frame
I think I know the seller.......
Wow! It is nice to see Moto's getting some respect, but I suspect it is more of a couple bidders who had to have it.
I think you mean "pretty Kurt" with you.....
It seems like everyone of us was following that one.
I have to wonder what it might have fetched on a Saturday night, after the bars close!
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with a minute left it was a little over $500, i was shocked! then i refreshed a few seconds before the end of the auction, i nearly pooped myself. i wanted that frame too
I think I recognize the garage door
That's some seriously good money - not that the frame doesn't look great, with just the right amount of patina. But it's big, and of course, French
(ducks and runs away....)
I wonder if that serial number had anything to do with it (my, that's a lot of 3s)?
Come to think of it, ever since someone tried hanging me on eBay over one of my clarifications (regarding a Huret nut which wasn't used on the later Duopar I was selling), I started giving very limited answers in the fashion described by BlueDevil. It may simply be a seller protecting himself from smart-arse eBayers.
I hope the LeChampions don't go nuts like that. I'm kind of attached to mine.
I have spoken.
That seller sells rusty bikes.
I prefer emails to private messages - firstname.lastname@example.org
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), One large (63cm) Peter Johnson..
^ Alex, you should really look into that pooping at the computer issue....
Nice looking yard you have there. How do you mow around the bicycles?
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I MIGHT have offered $300 for that. It's pretty...but there are a lot of frames I'd want before that one @ $1,300. That's the beauty of eBay...everyone gets to value things as they chose.
Rootboy...if you don't mind unsolicited advice, I've been where you are right now. Sell it. There are always other bikes out there that you will love (for less money). Unless this was the ONE AND ONLY bike you most dreamed about, strike while the iron is hot. Toss yours up for $800 with a link to that auction, take the money and run. I did that with my Raleigh Pro and don't regret it at all.
I've never regretted selling a bike...there are always other bikes. If it even enters your head that you MIGHT want to sell it, SELL IT! If it's a true must have keeper, you'll never even think about it.
Ebay is funny that way. Next week someone could sell the same frame and get half that, or less. I've experienced both sides as a seller, albeit on much lower value items. As a buyer, there's really nothing I want badly enough to make this kind of thing happen.
My assumption is that 1300 is more than my 1978 Team Champion is worth, and by a large margin. And mine is a complete bike, in better condition. But it's not orange.
I'm truly puzzled at your logic, but am just chalking it up to your issue
A more cynical man than me would just assume that you disagreed with me before and decided to snipe about it in a different thread a week later...just in a way that made no sense and wasn't analogous. Fortunately I'm not a cynical man
PS - it was Kurt's sale.
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