853 anniversary Inbred frame – worth selling?
I’ve got a 20″ 853 anniversary Inbred frame in Sand (weak tea) sat in my shed doing nothing (as it has been for a couple of years). It’s well used with some paint chips (especially under the down tube) and some small bits of rusting around the cable guides and bottle bosses; there’s also the inevitable chainsuck damage, although this is relatively minor (compared to some I’ve seen). There’s also some minor paint damage where a anti-chainsuck plate was fitted.
All in all it’s not in too bad a shape and I suspect would have plenty more life left in it if anyone wanted to give it some TLC but I’m a little wary of the pitfalls of selling a frame online (Ebay) with a few pictures. I’d sell it ‘as is’ but obviously there’s always the risk of someone wanting to send it back, and the hassle that that would entail.
So, what do folk think; would something like this sell or does its value and the potential hassle put a dampener on it (it might look quite nice on the bike shed wall as an ornament in that case)?Posted 5 years ago
[quoteThere’s one just gone on FleaBay for £80…[/quote]
Look how much a normal inbred sells for on the classifieds here. About £100. These are worth more.. SS specific ones maybe less than geared ones, and small or large sizes less than a 16 or 18 in.Posted 5 years ago
Wild guess – that one you saw was a well used SS in a large size.
I’ve got one, and I have a search going in eBay for them, I know what they sell for.
I’m not letting mine go. It’s a keeper. Well, now I’ve sorted the chain suck it is. 🙂
I know a bit off topic but how did you sort your chain suck out?
You’re not gonna like the answer, but after the chainstay snapped I had a new one welded in.Posted 5 years ago
The OE stay lasted a year in which I fitted 3 new chainrings to try and stop the suck.
4.5 years later the new stay is virtually untouched, and chainsuck simply doesn’t happen any more. I should take a fresh pic of it actually, but here are the old ones from whenI first had the frame redone.
I simply had a straighter chainstay put in. There’s simply no need for that S bend in the stay at all, but I guess simple straight stays don’t look as cool and don’t sell as well……
With the OE stay, a 2.5mm BB spacer fitted like a feeler gauge, now I can get my finger in there.
150 sounds high though.
it probably is to be fair. More like £125 now. I think I might have been a bit OTT.Posted 5 years ago
Mine’s had nearly £200 spent on it, and I doubt I’ll ever sell it, I’ve had it 5.5 years now and have no intention of getting rid of it, and it’s still the bike I use most, athough it looks a tad different now
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