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greg brillus

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I can't believe the values that some ask for their bikes, especially given the amount of non standard parts on them. I know the correct parts can be installed, but that's not how you are actually buying the bike is it.
 

vibrac

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Those parts on that bike would encourage me to buy it. Not that I am in the market.
Now a serious question ( again not for me as I have no intention of selling either) after the line up at Bonham's, the bikes here,the throughput of bikes at Vincent spares and the fact that it's spring in the north when we should be up and away riding: is there a glut of selling Vincent's?
 
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vin998

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I hate it when I see in an advert "registered with Vincent Owners Club" as if it's a confirmation the bike numbers has been checked and confirmed by the club. Just because a member puts their bike numbers on their membership form it doesn't mean the bikes numbers have been checked as there is not enough days in the year to check each bikes reported numbers every year. If your going to sell a Vincent then go through the process to get an up to date VOC dating certificate before you advertise it as I see some bikes for sale with certificates from 1990 or earlier. Anything could have happened between then and now.
I have no record of a VOC dating certificate ever been issued for this bike and certainly not by myself.

Whenever you are looking at buying a Vincent get recent photos of all the numbers from the seller and pass them to the VOC Machine Registrar or Researcher who can check them against the factory record. If a seller will not provide the requested info / photos ask yourself why. As the buyer it's up to you to do your own due diligence and not believe the seller.
 

RonandLinda

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The seller of this bike is a new club member who joined on 31st March 2019. Interesting logo on the damper knob which reads as JR I wonder if at some time in it's past life it belonged to a West London member, John Richardson. John went in to a home many years ago and is most likely deceased.
 

Garth Robinson

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The seller of this bike is a new club member who joined on 31st March 2019. Interesting logo on the damper knob which reads as JR I wonder if at some time in it's past life it belonged to a West London member, John Richardson. John went in to a home many years ago and is most likely deceased.
It also says 'Ride it don't hide it', Wasn't that a 'One track' quote from MPH back in the seventies?
 

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