Gordon1 wrote:Fair call Clydesdale Scot especially about a bidding war. Luckily I wasn't involved in one for mine. While it wasn't as cheap as the Gios roadside find it was very well priced for a fully restored frame (even though I prefer original). I won't tell you as you won't be happy.
Willing and eager seller converted this not so eager buyer into an eager buyer when the price was halved from it's reasonable original asking price.
As Hilary Stone noted in the Proceedings of the 4th International Cycle History Conference: "The small makers with unorthodox frames were targetting discerning clubmen with an above average amount of money in their pockets. The unorthodox frames were virtually always the most expensive in their range"
As you purchased your frame for below its market value, there must now be a remaining sum in your pockets to spend on other cycling items (that is assuming you are a discerning clubman )
Danny, how about photos of the parts curated for your lovely green curly Hetchins?