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DemoDeanoUK

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Nice colour
« on: 07, July, 2011 - 21:43:47 »
Just scanning Ebay earlier and come across this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sinclair-c5-/260813285018?pt=UK_Collectables_Bicycle_RL&hash=item3cb9aee69a#ht_500wt_1156

keep someone busy for a while

Deano

Jonny

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Re: Nice colour
« Reply #1 on: 07, July, 2011 - 23:54:55 »
very nice! if it wasn't so far up north i'd be tempted  :)

DemoDeanoUK

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Re: Nice colour
« Reply #2 on: 08, July, 2011 - 07:21:38 »
Its only 20 mins drive from me if i knew what i was doing as i'm new to the C5 world and not got the know how to restore things like this  ;D

Offline Retro Andy

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Re: Nice colour
« Reply #3 on: 08, July, 2011 - 07:35:04 »
It don't look too bad for what's left of it, but with the cost of the wheels, wheel covers, boot it might better too find one complete ?

Retro Andy.

Offline coverman

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Re: Nice colour
« Reply #4 on: 08, July, 2011 - 10:53:46 »
Stripdown is easy.Getting paint off is hard work.Bolting back together is easy.Acquiring missing parts is time and money consuming. Chassis not visible properly in photos, and de-rusting/repainting is either expensive(-[I spent £65 on having that done) or a lot of work.Better in the long run to buy one complete and somewhat cared for.

ScubaChris

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Re: Nice colour
« Reply #5 on: 09, July, 2011 - 10:21:55 »
It looks like it would be a pretty big and expensive job getting that one looking like new again. Restoring a C5 is something you do for the enjoyment of it. It's unlikely you'll make any kind of profit by selling it afterwards though. Definitely cheaper to buy one which is already in decent condition.

By the way... (message for Deano): Did you get my reply the other day on your email?

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Offline minidaz

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Re: Nice colour
« Reply #6 on: 09, July, 2011 - 19:06:11 »
I was half thinking of having a punt on this as a side project to keep me busy, but it's ended early.

DemoDeanoUK

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Re: Nice colour
« Reply #7 on: 10, July, 2011 - 08:35:15 »
Yes mate i did i'll be in touch very soon ;D