Titanium Bacchetta

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Titanium Bacchetta

Postby europa » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:19 pm

titanium Baccetta

8 days to go in the auction. Reckon it'll sell for the current top bid of $10.50?

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Postby Kalgrm » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:13 pm

Somehow I doubt it! They are now a collectors' item, since Bacchetta won't be making any more. They had a special run of tubing made years ago (they use a tear-drop cross-section shaped tube) and that has now run out. Getting more tubing done is prohibitively expensive with the current very high price of Ti.

Anything less than US$3000 is a bargain for the bike.

You can get a carbon fibre versionthough!

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Postby europa » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:15 pm

Definitely one to watch then. The final minutes might be exciting :D

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Postby Hotdog » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:19 pm

Blimey, those are collector's items indeed, and by all accounts fantastic bikes. I almost wish I hadn't seen that, I might fail to resist doing something silly... Fortunately my upcoming holidays will probably save me front splashing out silly money on another bike, I need to save my pennies for my travels.
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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:17 am

I'll have a bit of a go at that I will.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:47 am

Wonder why the gearing has been lowered
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Postby europa » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:09 am

It's up to $51 - lots of novice bidders at work there. This is one where a sniping program might be the go.

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Postby Kalgrm » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:48 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Wonder why the gearing has been lowered

'Bents tend to be difficult to get used to and you need to spin at high cadence to prevent your knees blowing out. My guess is the owner is a little on the heavy side and needed the lower gearing to cope with hills. (He swapped out the standard 11-32 cassette for a 12-27, so needs the tiny small chain ring to compensate.)

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Postby europa » Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:12 pm

Three and a bit hours to go and it's up to $1,800. This is going to be fun. Wish I knew how many people were watching it.

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Postby Aushiker » Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:32 pm

Whats with the Bidder 01 Bidder 02 ...? Haven't seen this before. Anyone know.

I reckon with the time remaining this may come in under $2,500.

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Postby europa » Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:23 pm

Wonder what a fair price for that bike'd be ie, where do we start thinking the buyer got suckered?

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Postby Aushiker » Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:32 pm

europa wrote:Wonder what a fair price for that bike'd be ie, where do we start thinking the buyer got suckered?

Graeme said earlier in this thread "Anything less than US$3000 is a bargain for the bike."

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Postby Aushiker » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:28 pm

Went for $2,515, $15 more than I suggested. Where do I collect my prize? :)

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Postby europa » Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:39 pm

I thought you'd bought it :wink:

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Postby Aushiker » Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:41 pm

europa wrote:I thought you'd bought it :wink:

Yeah sure :-)

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Postby europa » Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:05 pm

Must be Graeme then - he hasn't been on today :D Maybe he's out riding it. Wonder if he'd sell me his chromolly Barcchetta? :wink:

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Postby Kalgrm » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:45 pm

I set a snipe on it because I knew I'd be away when the auction finished. I didn't really want to win it*, but I would hate to think I missed out on the bargain of the century if it ended up selling for less than $1000. My snipe of $1200 was obviously rejected. The buyer got a good deal - I would have paid AUD$3200 in April had it been for sale then.

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