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WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby munga » Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:05 pm

Hello, I have a rather tall bike frame for sale.

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decal at top of seat tube says "hand built by avocet cycles".


70cm c-c seat tube, 58cm c-c top tube, 92cm standover height.


built for 700c wheels, 126mm spacing (6sp shimano 600 originally).
fender mounts, shimano dropouts and fork tips.
not sure on tubeset, but for this size frame (bare, no fork or bb) weighing 2500g, you can be sure it's good stuff.
lovely lugs, caps, forks etc.. will certainly build up into a beautiful bicycle.
bare frame and fork - no bb, no headset. needs paintwork attended to in the near future.

far too tall for austpost, so pickup preferred, unless you want to arrange a courier (i can wrap it safely enough).

$170 ono

more pics here >> http://s262.photobucket.com/albums/ii10 ... 20Monster/

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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby munga » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:59 pm

bump - going on ebay next week guys
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby MountGower » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:21 pm

Retro steel lugged cromo SS fixed gear campagnolo colnago cinelli shimano messenger courier fixie wow project.
I reserve the right to end the auction if my feelings are hurt by the lack of bidding as this frame is for sale elsewhere.

There you go. I've done all the hard work for you.
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby munga » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:28 pm

lol, thanks mg. i'll give you 2.3%, minus my fees.
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby munga » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:28 pm

ps, whats your sig mean?
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby MountGower » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:37 pm

Telling you that would take all the fun out of finding out.
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby munga » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:09 pm

its a palindrome too! you so tricky!
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby brauluver » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:32 pm

munga wrote:its a palindrome too! you so tricky!


An example of latin palindrome is the sentence "In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni", roughly translated as: we walk around in the night and we are burnt by the fire (of love). To do your test with it, you must make it all the same case and strip spaces.
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby gclark8 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:43 am

I have a freshly powder coated white one here, 68cm, for $100. :wink:
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby munga » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:36 am

then get your own bloody ad. really.
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby MountGower » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:20 am

brauluver wrote:
munga wrote:its a palindrome too! you so tricky!


An example of latin palindrome is the sentence "In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni", roughly translated as: we walk around in the night and we are burnt by the fire (of love). To do your test with it, you must make it all the same case and strip spaces.

The single worst translation I have ever seen, but well done anyway. You did better than Munga.
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby munga » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:11 pm

oh i googled it too, but i figured there was a story behind it..
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby MountGower » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:22 pm

There is certainly a story behind it. A true story. I'll keep you guessing for now. Another google exercise.

Back on topic, I'm starting to wonder what the odds are of this frame of yours going overseas if you list it. 70cm could see an international bidding war arise. Bidders from around the globe consumed by the fire (of love LOL). The hippyfish dot com translation.

........and further, if it sells locally, what are the odds of it being listed on eBay immediately?

It makes you wonder what this frame is really worth? What realy counts is that this thread is continously being bumped up.
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby Verbs & Nouns » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:15 pm

I linked it on www.fixed.org.au/forums . More so for a laugh, really.
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby munga » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:32 pm

cheers, Verbs & Nouns.

being that i can't determine the tubeset, it's hard to really say what it's worth, especially considering its size.
gclark8 seems to think its worth free advertising for his own gain.. (yeah i think that's pretty arrogant mate)

you really think international ebay would be the best thing to do with it?
anyone else have a suggestion for selling a frame this size?
anyone a member of a gigantism club?

would it be better to paint it and fit it out with 600 arabesque and some mavic rims i have in the shed, and selling it complete for around $500?
love to hear your opinions, as i understand it's a very limited market i'm selling to.. TLL is in France and twizzle reckons he's not man enough to ride it :lol: :wink:
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby Redbull » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:24 pm

try this from williambader.com

The sentence is difficult to translate because the anonymous Roman author had to use words in uncommon senses in order to make a palindrome. Yet, given that the palindrome is a riddle, it is easy to pick out bad translations.

The answer is a kind of animal. The animal in question has feet but walking is not its best known mode of transportation. Thus, any translation containing the word "walk" is immediately wrong.

People who haven't studied Latin should still be able to pick out the words "night", "consume" and "fire", which could make them think that the sentence has some sort of dark, evil meaning.

Interestingly enough, nox and ignis are both third declension i stem nouns. nocte is ablative, and igni is dative, which I think are both the correct cases for their usages. Ablative case marks a location. Dative case marks an indirect object (or the agent of a passive construction).

in means "in", and et means "and".

imus means "we go". It is the first person plural present indicative form of the verb ire "to go".

girum is hard to translate. It can be taken as the accusative singular form of the noun girus, but the catch is that girus was not a commonly used word in classic Latin. gyrus is a second declension masculine noun meaning circle, cycle, ring, orbit, or course. The derived giro in Italian means tour, turn, or circle. In current Italian, "andare in giro" means "to go around without a precise intention or direction". Spanish splits the meanings into gira for tour and giro for turn. ("Sunflower" in Spanish is girasol.) Since in followed by the accusative means "into", the desired meaning of girum is probably "circle".

Putting it together so far, in girum imus nocte means "we go into the circle by night".

consumimur is a first person plural present passive form, so consumimur igni means "we are consumed by fire".



For the record I have no idea what he's talking about :?
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby rogerrabbit » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:11 pm

A bike I just sold is going to be displayed in a bike cafe/museum. It is possible you could sell it to someone for its novelty value for display. If I had a higher ceiling I might have been interested
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby trailgumby » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:09 pm

rogerrabbit wrote:If I had a higher ceiling I might have been interested

... then you either have very low ceilings or that's a very tall bike. :lol:
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby daacha » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:52 pm

rogerrabbit wrote:A bike I just sold is going to be displayed in a bike cafe/museum. It is possible you could sell it to someone for its novelty value for display. If I had a higher ceiling I might have been interested


Roger will they be hanging it in the "Kitchen" ? :wink:

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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby rogerrabbit » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:32 am

ha ha ha very good! Except it is a KItching, not a Kitchen. The John Kitchen I had was sold a few weeks ago too to be used as a fixie.

BTW, I saw a man about 8' tall riding at Church Point last Sunday. He had about a 60cm bike with a tall stem and dragster style bars to get enough height for him. I think the 70cm frame would have still been a bit small!
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby munga » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:43 pm

bump
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby hartleymartin » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:48 am

munga wrote:Hello, I have a rather tall bike frame for sale.
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decal at top of seat tube says "hand built by avocet cycles".
70cm c-c seat tube, 58cm c-c top tube, 92cm standover height.


RATHER TALL INDEED! The rider for that frame must be at least 6'9" tall!
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby munga » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:08 pm

6'7.5"

sold to Sam, the man with arms as long as my legs o.O
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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby screej » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:03 pm

Sam = Screej.....6' 7.5" - I yam what I yam

Thanks to Munga for supplying the frame & some helpful advice....Now I need to knock up a bike.....

I started this 'quest' wanting a flat bar road bike running tiagra or 105 groupset (or equivalent) with a rack for commuting.

I've got a Shogun Samurai in the shed with full Shimano RSX 7 spd componentry + rigida double walled rim road wheels. Bicycle Revolution in West End Brisbane are quoting $520.00 to sand blast/paint frame and build up using my RSX gear + whatever else they can find in their yard OR I supply.

How does this approach stack up? What suggestions do you have?

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Re: WTS - Brisbane - handbuilt 70cm Avocet frame and fork

Postby Lark2004 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:24 pm

$420 to build up using your parts is a bit steep I think. (the sand-blast and powdercoat ussually cost around $70 to $100)
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