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...

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

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    i do not remember the nishiki alien looking that bad!

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    Through exploration, comes innovation.

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    How many tubes do we need to make this bike!


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

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    I see LLS has had its day…

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

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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

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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 🙂

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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

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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!

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

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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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