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Good home wanted for ladies bike. 75...

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Roz
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Saturday, 27 January, 2007 - 02:14 pm:   

Mentioned elsewhere on this site I know, but I need to sell my bike as we need the space.
It would suit someone who had the knack to do DIY restoration and repairs as taking it to a shop would not prove cost effective. 22 years old Holdsworth Touring bike, Reynolds 531 so light to carry, drop handle bars and derailleur brakes. Well travelled - being all over UK and Netherlands and up and down most hills in SE23. Never been in an accident.
Needs cleaning and repair inc new tyres and wheel alignment. I can't give any guarantees as not qualified to do so but definitely not safe to ride without a thorough overhaul. Guide price 75 but will negotiate.
Roz
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Saturday, 27 January, 2007 - 02:15 pm:   

I meant derailleur gears, not brakes.
Djnever
Joined 09-04-2006
Posted on Monday, 29 January, 2007 - 12:45 pm:   

are we allowed to sell items on here then?
Webmaster
Joined 01-01-2003
Posted on Monday, 29 January, 2007 - 01:46 pm:   

Yes.
Bosco
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Monday, 29 January, 2007 - 02:14 pm:   

To be honest Roz, I think trying to sell a 22 yr old bike in need of major overhaul for 75 is a bit of an ask!

Your only market is that of the enthusiast since the overhauling needs to be done by someone competent and the average enthusiast will be used to much more modern bikes. Also, bear in mind that modern bikes are light as a feather so while you may say yours is light, it'll feel like lifting a tank to anyone who has a bike less than 10 years old. My current bike is 7 years old and, while I consider it relatively light to lift, it is significantly heavier than friends' bikes bought in the last year or two.
Roz
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 29 January, 2007 - 02:52 pm:   

I'm not forcing you to buy it Bosco, but thanks for the advice.

I did say 75 ono. The advice about the starting asking price came from the staff at Evans Cycles, London Bridge, after they'd inspected it.
Bosco
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Monday, 29 January, 2007 - 03:04 pm:   

I'm aware of that Roz and don't believe I made any mention of you forcing me to buy a bike. From previous posts I suppose I should have expected a prickly response.

Still, I think E-bay might be a better selling stall than the relatively limited arena of SE23
Roz
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 29 January, 2007 - 03:05 pm:   

Meaning?
Bosco
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Monday, 29 January, 2007 - 04:13 pm:   

Meaning, your persona on here frequently comes across as prickly (at least that's how it reads to me). I was merely voicing an opinion about the price you're asking (and yes, I'm well aware it was ONO) and I got a very snippy response form you.

anyway, I am sure neither of us wants to get into pointless sniping as we don't know one another from Eve and tone can be very difficult to guage online.
Roz
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 29 January, 2007 - 04:27 pm:   

Bosco,
I put an ad on this website in good faith. I did not ask for nor did I invite sarcastic comments on the price, how I chose to set it, nor did I invite a character assassination. Your comments were and are provocative and extremely out of order. As for pointless sniping, I'll leave that to the expert.
Webmaster
Joined 01-01-2003
Posted on Monday, 29 January, 2007 - 04:39 pm:   

Let's leave it there thanks, you're both valued contributors.
Jbird
Joined 13-02-2006
Posted on Monday, 29 January, 2007 - 08:02 pm:   

Best thread ever.
Elizabeth25
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 30 January, 2007 - 09:31 am:   

Wasn't there a woman looking for a ladies bike on a previous thread?


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