First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:28 pm

Hmmm, not sure how a build thread degenerated into criticism of a price a member was trying to get for his scoot.
As is always the case, something second hand is worth exactly what a prospective owner is willing to pay.
Seen some of the buy it nows on ebay? No waay most of us would pay it but not everybody wants to do the work of creation themself and are happy to pay for someone else to do it.
At least this unit doesn't have bent back forks or a stick welded seatpost.
Please show some respect.

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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby flashrider » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:17 am

Hmmm, not sure how a build thread degenerated into criticism of a price a member was trying to get for his scoot.


Something to do with it still being school holidays maybe? :)
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby aaron » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:23 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Hmmm, not sure how a build thread degenerated into criticism of a price a member was trying to get for his scoot.
As is always the case, something second hand is worth exactly what a prospective owner is willing to pay.
Seen some of the buy it nows on ebay? No waay most of us would pay it but not everybody wants to do the work of creation themself and are happy to pay for someone else to do it.
At least this unit doesn't have bent back forks or a stick welded seatpost.
Please show some respect.

Shaun

How much would you pay for it Shaun?
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:38 pm

aaron wrote:How much would you pay for it Shaun?


I wouldn't. If I wanted a prebuilt FG I woulda got something off the peg.
I've got me own project slowly reaching maturity, woulda been done a few months back if I could build wheels to a standard I'm happy with. :roll:
I don't want to think of the hours or dollars I've put into it. I definitely could have bought new from a medium level maker for less overall but that's not why I started the project.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby Kingfisher » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:41 am

Mulger bill wrote:Hmmm, not sure how a build thread degenerated into criticism of a price a member was trying to get for his scoot.
As is always the case, something second hand is worth exactly what a prospective owner is willing to pay.
Seen some of the buy it nows on ebay? No waay most of us would pay it but not everybody wants to do the work of creation themself and are happy to pay for someone else to do it.
At least this unit doesn't have bent back forks or a stick welded seatpost.
Please show some respect.

Shaun


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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby bjelo » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:20 pm

How could you strip the bike on a wonderful tile floor ;)
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby rkelsen » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:55 am

aaron wrote:Well it's unethical and therefore is a concern to me.

:shock:
How do you sleep at night?

At least this is a one-off sale. There are businesses on ebay selling junk for way too much money on a daily basis. These businesses capitalise on the fact that their buyers are obviously uneducated about their product, and are buying purely on emotion. Ethics goes out the window in that scenario. How much does that concern you?
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby HappyHumber » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:04 am

rkelsen wrote:
aaron wrote:Well it's unethical and therefore is a concern to me.

:shock:
How do you sleep at night?

:D :D :D

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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby pet0r » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:09 pm

hey man

just wondering if you still had the head badge from this bike i would really love it.
i actually know the person riding this bike ad she loves it =D
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby aaron » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:39 pm

How much did she pay?
Did he remove the headbadge???
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby pet0r » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:56 pm

She ended up paying 450 for it.
I thought it was a little steep but he is super happy with it.
Yea he did an I have a Nishiki as well an mine was de badges when I for it so I was hoping to find one for it.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby pet0r » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:04 pm

Oops meant to say SHE is super happy with it ><
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby nathann » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:01 pm

$450? Woah.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby pet0r » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:02 am

yea unfortunately he wouldnt go any lower which sucks but its working alright for her as she doesnt do any skids and she is super light so the bike doesnt get a beating.
she is actually my missus and im hoping to get it re painted for her cause the paint is getting a bit dinged up.
anyone know of a good place to get it powdercoated or painted in perth?

cheaper option would be better =D
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