Van Nicholas for sale

Van Nicholas for sale

Postby onrbikes » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:11 am

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Re: Van Nicholas for sale

Postby Warin » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:38 am

Min bid is $3,000
new frame is $2,900 from the factory (add shipping + GST etc) ... long way from a cheap frame. 0.9mm tube thickness, max tyre 26x 2.35" weight 1.98kg
Add rear hub $ say 800 .. not new
other bits and pieces ..

Auction ends 9.27pm (AEST) Monday
It would be nice .. but I'd rather spend the money on a tour.
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Re: Van Nicholas for sale

Postby Warin » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:56 am

Went for $3050. Glad he sold it.
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Re: Van Nicholas for sale

Postby RonK » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:23 am

Warin wrote:Went for $3050. Glad he sold it.

Having built a Pioneer myself, I can tell you that is an excellent price.
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Re: Van Nicholas for sale

Postby Ti-Wiz » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:57 am

Actually, I didn't sell it...it fell through, thanks to the buyer having no money! It'll be re-listed this week, and I've posted it on tis forum.

And if that's the R Kinane with the Whispering Wheels blog, it was your spec I pretty well copied (even down to buying the wrong length BB axle for it).
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Van Nicholas still for sale

Postby onrbikes » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:01 pm

I contacted him regarding the bike as its a favourite of mine and it seems he's had some health issues, thus has to sell.

Apparently it didn't sell as the buyer didn't have the money. Knob.

I would think it's a good deal now that the dollar is so much lower than in the past years.
Quality comes at a price

Its also on cgoab
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/classifi ... d=4210&v=5
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Re: Van Nicholas still for sale

Postby RonK » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:58 am

onrbikes wrote:I contacted him regarding the bike as its a favourite of mine and it seems he's had some health issues, thus has to sell.

According to the eBay listing, he's had a stroke. You should buy this bike - wasn't yours stolen?
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Re: Van Nicholas still for sale

Postby Ti-Wiz » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:43 am

According to the eBay listing, he's had a stroke. You should buy this bike - wasn't yours stolen?[/quote]

Indeed, in April last year. Flew back from UK and got a DVT in my leg, which travelled from one side of my heart to the other (through a hole that no-one knew was there) and caused a stroke. So, they've also closed the hole in the heart as well.

I've recovered astoundingly well but I've had a bit of re-think about a few things. Can't see me doing the sort of trip that bike was built for - someone else should have a go.

Cheers,
Kevin
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Re: Van Nicholas for sale

Postby onrbikes » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:56 pm

Yeh one of ours was knicked but have since bought another Thorn.

Used, its been sitting at a friends in London since November.
We're heading out next week to pick it up, put a few bits on it and tour.
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Van Nicholas for sale

Postby RonK » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:12 pm

Ti-Wiz wrote:I've recovered astoundingly well but I've had a bit of re-think about a few things. Can't see me doing the sort of trip that bike was built for - someone else should have a go.

Commiserations Kevin - best wishes for a full recovery. Hope you'll be able to get back touring again sometime.
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