Is This Custom Built eBay Treasure?

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Jo Burt spotted it first, so we suspect him of having an eBay alert for ‘custom built bike’. Which only serves as another plus on the good character of Mr Mint Sauce. But, what is it that he has found? It’s sort of like a Nishiki Alien met a Moulton and had a baby, and that baby got drunk in the pub with a Trimble and Geoff Apps. But, if it were a puppy, would this be a designer breed or a mongrel reject? The listing reads ‘Custom Built Hybrid Unisex Bike with Shimano Altus Groupset and Ritchey Wheels’. Custom Built Hybrid Unisex BikeShimano Altus A20 GroupsetShimano Deore XT V Brake Bracke Calipers (will need new brake pads and adjustment)Ritchey Wheels 57cms Diameter to outside of rimMichelin Tyres 35 – 559 (26 x 15)Specialized pedalsVetta Lite Gel Saddle (Small split on back right side approx 1cm sq)Height when measuring from ground to bottom of seat post = 75cmsHeight when measuring from centre of crossbar to ground = 80cmsAdjustable seat post to suit varying height of ridersCrossbar length 54cmsSmall repairable puncture in rear tyreSold as seen see all pictures for detailsCollection only from London SW19 The down tube – the twin one, with all the struts, not the lower one. The Moulton-meets-Trimble one… is it a thing of beauty or a tell-tale sign of desperate retro-fitted efforts to create lateral stiffness? Or to provide somewhere to attach the rear wheel, which was forgotten in the first phase of construction? And how...

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  • Is This Custom Built eBay Treasure?
  • Premier Icon robertajobb
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    Hmmm… that reminds me, I need to feed my dog his evening meal.

    Premier Icon LAT
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    i do not remember the nishiki alien looking that bad!

    Premier Icon Kayak23
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    Through exploration, comes innovation.

    Premier Icon Phill
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    How many tubes do we need to make this bike!

    Yes

    Premier Icon Hannah Dobson
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    Please, someone bid on it so I can stop thinking about train tickets to London.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    I see LLS has had its day…

    Premier Icon Josh
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    to be fair its the best internal cable routing i’ve ever seen.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    @Hannah Dobson didn’t realise the esoteric was your thing.

    My brother in law has seriously weird bike collection. He kept us going through lock down one posting videos of himself riding them .

    I hope this link will show a section

    https://www.facebook.com/539148521/posts/10158320714373522/?d=n

    Premier Icon mick_r
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    I’ve built a frame with long head tube.
    I’ve built an e-stay.
    I’ve built twin tubes.
    I’ve not yet combined them all in one bike….

    But it is a good way of internal routing.

    P.S. See you in May Ampthill? Bring your bil. I have fire and brazing rods 🙂

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    @mick_r see you in may.

    One day I’d love to make a frame. Bit more keen note I know that I want saved can’t find it. But I think I’ll need the support of one of those holiday camp deals

    Premier Icon Hannah Dobson
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    @ampthill I like things that are different! I also like things that are hand made, especially if there’s a bit of making do and figuring out rather than just buying all the perfect constituent parts. That BMX triplet is great!


    @mick_r
    nice! My Stooge has a twin top tube, but not internal routing.

    Premier Icon Matthew Hornby
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    Forgot to follow this up a couple of days ago.
    It went for the £50, way too cheap. I’d have definitely had a cheeky bid if I lived nearer London or they offered shipping.

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