Stan James DJ Special on eBay $75

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Stan James DJ Special on eBay $75

Postby rogerrabbit » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:38 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/1940s-Mens-27-bicycle_W0QQitemZ220259880013QQihZ012QQcategoryZ7298QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

This looks totally original. Not really my thing but I bet it isn't there in an hour.

It is a handmade bike from Melbourne from the 40's
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Postby vic » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:40 pm

It might have gone if it wasn't in Nyora. Maybe postage cost prohibitive?
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Postby vx255 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:38 pm

vic wrote:It might have gone if it wasn't in Nyora. Maybe postage cost prohibitive?


Only 30 or so minutes from me. Just not really what I'm looking for
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Postby rogerrabbit » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:41 pm

It's not really a racing bike is it? It looks more like an old sports bike, but I did find a reference to another one on the web that implied it was a bit of a racer.

I thought it would have sold quickly.
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Postby Torana68 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:45 pm

wouldnt get too excited over a roadster, nice old thing though, pricing probably not far off its value, but with Ebay who knows some people spend waaaayyyyyyy too much on some things.
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Postby Kid_Carbine » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:48 am

Whilst it's an interesting example, it looks to be, in the end, just a pressed lug Roadster [The ends of the chainstay tubes & fork blades were pressed together to flatten them, then the axle slots were punched out in a machine]
This was the very cheapest form of construction & millions of pressed lug Roadsters were produced over a 30 year period [or more] throughout the world from the mid 30's & all of them provided dependable yeoman duty for millions more kids & workers for many decades.
The last one to be riden to work as a regular commuter won't be happening in my lifetime.

I suspect that the asking price is not all that far off it's true market value.

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Postby vic » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:57 am

Looks like a leather saddle in good nick. That would possibly give it its value?
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