Shameless plug: Bantam Sport FS

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by crn, Jun 4, 2010.

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    crn Guest

    crn, Jun 4, 2010
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    CT Guest

    I never had that many watchers, but it all happened towards the end of
    the auction when I sold my Sprint ST. I never had a reserve though.
     
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    crn Guest

    900 which is probably not unreasonable for a very nice example of
    a rare and desireable model.
    If there is any justice in this world it should make around 1100.
    OTOH Bantams are mainly collectors items for oldphrarts on a
    pension so prices tend to be fairly low.
     
    crn, Jun 4, 2010
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    A.Lee Guest

    People dont bid until the last half an hour. I didnt think my camera
    would sell (£250 reserve) but it went from £100 to £350 in the last 2
    minutes.
    Alan.
     
    A.Lee, Jun 4, 2010
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    petrolcan Guest

    petrolcan, Jun 4, 2010
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  7. I was about to post that. Truly crap and too small. Never helps.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 4, 2010
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    Steve Guest

    You need to promptly answer the questions you get asked ,you get more
    bids that way.
    Especially if its an enquiry relating to 2wd.
     
    Steve, Jun 4, 2010
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    crn Guest

    Rule number 1:- Do not feed the trolls.
     
    crn, Jun 4, 2010
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    geoff Guest

    geoff, Jun 4, 2010
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  11. Wotcha.
    I paid £25 for my first Bantam - which funnly enough was a D14/4S, also on a
    "F" plate. Oh how that poor bike was abused. It went from pulling a
    sidecar to being fuel injected. More than once did the con rod make good
    its escape via the crankcase.
    http://www.lonewolf.me.uk/LWMEBANTAM.htm
    Happy days.
     
    ^..^ Lone Wolf, Jun 5, 2010
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    crn Guest

    Yebbut thats not a D14S, its a complete bitza.
    D7 tank, wrong hubs, wrong mudguards, gash exhaust, about the only thing
    correct is the seat .......

    Which is, of course, the fate of so many Bantams in youthful hands and
    the reason why a nice original one is so rare.
     
    crn, Jun 5, 2010
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    Rusty Hinge Guest

    Bought my first Bantam (D1) for a fiver. Sold it to my brother for a
    fiver. Bought it back from him - for a fiver. Sold it to the Rocket
    twins (Justin and Julian - <waves> ) for a fiver.

    50 mph, up hill, down dale. It was known as Woooooooorrrh - you poked
    the kickstart lever and it went "pop!-pop!-pop!-pop!-woooorrrh.

    Then you kicked it again.
     
    Rusty Hinge, Jun 5, 2010
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    Pikey Joe Guest

    I paid £30.00 for mine. They must've seen me coming.
    Yep. Mine too - and a red one just like the OP's.
    I treated mine with TLC. It still blew up though.
     
    Pikey Joe, Jun 5, 2010
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  15. Let me guess -- Justin's nickname was "Sandy"?

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    KotPT -- "for stupidity above and beyond the call of duty".
     
    Dr Ivan D. Reid, Jun 5, 2010
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  16. Wotcha.
    Guilty as charged.
    When I first had it, the original hubs, exhaust, mudguards etc. were all
    there.
    The only thing it did not have was the flyscreen.

    Yep - I well and truly destroyed what was once an original D14/4S.
    There again, it did teach me a lot about how bikes work, or don't, as the
    case may be.
     
    ^..^ Lone Wolf, Jun 5, 2010
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    Pip Luscher Guest

    I'm sure his fides were quite boner.

    One nickname I saw in a computer game's credits was 'Justin "the
    Beaver"'....
     
    Pip Luscher, Jun 5, 2010
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    SIRPip Guest

    Only a very short boner, then.
     
    SIRPip, Jun 5, 2010
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    A.Clews Guest

    If I may be so bold, the bike would look much prettier and more desirable
    without that horrible luggage rack hanging off the back, no matter how rare
    such items are. You could always include it as an optional extra. Just my
    2p worth. :)
     
    A.Clews, Jun 6, 2010
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    SIRPip Guest

    List the thing separately, I would. It looks out of scale - more like
    davits for lifeboat launching than a parcel rack.
     
    SIRPip, Jun 6, 2010
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