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Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby rammer » Fri Dec 07, 2012 23:10 pm

I have bought an old Rotrax bike Circa 1960,s which I want to use as a fixed, I would like to fund the build by selling some of the bits off the bike, it has a Brooks B47 "Sprinters" saddle, I have done a few searches on the net and I understand it's rare but what is it's true value? any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Fri Dec 07, 2012 23:16 pm

As with anything its value is whatever the buyer wants to pay.

Have you tried contacting Brooks themselves, if its as rare as they say they may make an offer to keep such a valuable historical item.
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Re: Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby rammer » Fri Dec 07, 2012 23:23 pm

Good Point I will drop the an E-mail.

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Re: Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby Cornerblock » Fri Dec 07, 2012 23:45 pm

I'd sit on it for a while, could be worth a lot more in years to come.

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Re: Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby rammer » Fri Dec 07, 2012 23:51 pm

Any pun intended. :-)

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Re: Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby Cornerblock » Fri Dec 07, 2012 23:53 pm

:wink:

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Re: Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby Monty Dog » Sat Dec 08, 2012 16:14 pm

Ask on the Retrobike forum - you'll likely get an honest answer. There's not a huge market for 1950s stuff though, which can have a bearing on value.
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Re: Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby OffTheBackAdam » Sat Dec 08, 2012 21:01 pm

It'll be worth jack all. Scruffy, worn 50s saddle, made in the millions, thousands still on junk bikes in sheds.

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Re: Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby confused@BR » Sat Dec 08, 2012 21:09 pm

Wow! That takes me back. First(and only) 'racer' I ever owned, fancy lugs and three gears. Bottom bracket failed and I threw it in the hedge to buy a m/bike. Lovely frame, if I remember correctly.
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Re: Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby Fevmeister » Sat Dec 08, 2012 23:50 pm

Looks like a baguette!

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Re: Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby Rolf F » Sun Dec 09, 2012 00:23 am

OffTheBackAdam wrote:It'll be worth jack all. Scruffy, worn 50s saddle, made in the millions, thousands still on junk bikes in sheds.


Corr, it's like having the dead corpse of Arthur Negus brought back to life on the forums :lol:

You're right though. The B47 is worth so little someone paid £244 for one on Ebay :wink:
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Re: Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby OffTheBackAdam » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:46 pm

Rolf F wrote:
OffTheBackAdam wrote:It'll be worth jack all. Scruffy, worn 50s saddle, made in the millions, thousands still on junk bikes in sheds.


Corr, it's like having the dead corpse of Arthur Negus brought back to life on the forums :lol:

You're right though. The B47 is worth so little someone paid £244 for one on Ebay :wink:


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Re: Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby rammer » Sun Dec 09, 2012 18:59 pm

£244 seems a bargain :D

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Re: Any Vintage Experts on here?

Postby Rolf F » Sun Dec 09, 2012 19:38 pm

rammer wrote:£244 seems a bargain :D


Nice attempt to hype the market there. I wouldn't expect to pay less than £500 for your baguette :lol:

OffTheBackAdam wrote:Bugger me with a fish fork


Do I really have to?
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