Two Wheels - Six Strings

Random news and thoughts about various two-wheeled projects and music, especially my band, Skull Full Of Blues.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Now, I like Mixtes As Well As Anyone...


but even I find this a bit excessive.


(For later, after the auction has ended and the listing has disappeared: That's a link to a 1980 Univega Mixte on eBay, rebuilt with drum brakes, and some other cool stuff. It also has a cool price, $3500.00!)

x

7 Comments:

At 11:19 PM , Anonymous Hal said...

That's nuts. Even though it's a good frame and mix of parts, you can buy a real classic or a full custom from a good builder for that kind of money. Dave Moulton's bikes go for way less than that ebay, albeit he didn't make mixtes.

 
At 11:40 PM , Blogger Mumbleboy said...

I think I saw the exact same bike on Etsy a while ago. I don't know who would buy this when you can buy an ANT Boston Roadster for less than 2K.

 
At 4:35 AM , Blogger frankenbiker said...

I thought the $1000 Bianchi Pistas on E-Bay were a rip off,but a $3500mixte,come on!Maybe it was supposed to be $350, that would have been a little more acceptable.

 
At 5:20 AM , Blogger Jon said...

If you look at his parts list, he probably has $800 or $900 invested in the bike. He has built that sort of bike that, if you plan on keeping it forever, is great. But, even at the break-even price, you aren't likely to sell it.

I suspect that he is hoping for offers. I find it hard to believe that he thinks anyone will pay custom-bike prices for a bike like this, no matter what the parts-spec.

By the way, Sunrace thumb shifter? I know Grant Petersen sells them through Rivendell, but they are still cheap POS shifters, and not something to list on the specs of a $3500 bike!

Anyway, like I told Doohickey, he only has to find one sucker in order to make the sale of a lifetime.

 
At 6:29 AM , Blogger JPTwins said...

yes, beautiful bike, but i agree -- if i were going to shell out that much cash, i'd just get one custom made. hell, i have trouble spending $350 on a bike!

 
At 3:32 PM , Blogger Rich said...

I will offer him up 200 bucks, a six pack of Dales Pale Ale and a hearty "great job on this bike build"....

For 3500 bucks, I can buy a brand new Aprilia SR50 Factory scooter that will top out at 55mph with no sunrace gear shifter!!!!

 
At 10:03 AM , Blogger Richard said...

But Jon, come on - It´s got thumb shifters!

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home