'Bents on eBay

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Simon Brooke, May 27, 2004.

  1. Simon Brooke

    Simon Brooke Guest

    Once again, no, of course they aren't mine.

    Fully faired Kingcycle (OSS):
    <URL:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3679898726>

    Vision R45, USS, slightly weird seat, very weird handlebars:
    <URL:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3679919485>

    If anyone is getting pissed off with me posting details of ebay bents,
    just say so and I'll stop.

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  2. Peter Clinch

    Peter Clinch Guest

    Simon Brooke wrote:

    > Vision R45, USS, slightly weird seat, very weird handlebars:


    That sort of seat is fairly standard. For example, compare and contrast
    with the HPVel Spirit.
    The bars look unusual compared to many current USS designs, but don't
    look too silly. Think of your arms hanging by a seat with no armrests,
    as opposed to the upturned typical bars where the grips /are/ the
    armrest to an extent.

    AFAICT the Visions had a pretty good reputation (sadly they went out of
    business quite recently) for design and build, but as usual my problems
    with these auction machines is you can't try before you buy most of the
    time, and it's very difficult to tell on paper whether they'll be right
    for you :-(

    Pete.
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  3. Peter Clinch wrote:

    > The bars look unusual compared to many current USS designs, but don't
    > look too silly.


    I thought they were normal USS bars fitted in an unusual orientation, but I
    didn't look that hard.

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  4. Pyromancer

    Pyromancer Guest

    Upon the miasma of midnight, a darkling spirit identified as Simon
    Brooke <[email protected]> breathed:

    >Once again, no, of course they aren't mine.


    >Fully faired Kingcycle (OSS):
    ><URL:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3679898726>


    >Vision R45, USS, slightly weird seat, very weird handlebars:
    ><URL:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3679919485>
    >
    >If anyone is getting pissed off with me posting details of ebay bents,
    >just say so and I'll stop.


    I enjoy looking at them - it's nice to drool over fancy machinery, even
    if there's little chance of me ever actually riding one in the near
    future. Bit like Astra drivers going ga-ga over the latest Jaguar
    XJ-220 or whatever, but not quite as financially unreachable. :)

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  5. Simon Brooke wrote:

    > Once again, no, of course they aren't mine.
    >
    > Fully faired Kingcycle (OSS):
    > <URL:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3679898726>
    >
    > Vision R45, USS, slightly weird seat, very weird handlebars:
    > <URL:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3679919485>
    >
    > If anyone is getting pissed off with me posting details of ebay bents,
    > just say so and I'll stop.
    >

    I'd love to turn up to the club "10" on a faired Kingcycle. Well, they
    allowed someone to ride with a UniDisc wheel cover last week, and that's
    an illegal fairing according to CTT (only £500 solid discs please!)
     
  6. Danny Colyer

    Danny Colyer Guest

    Peter Clinch wrote:
    > AFAICT the Visions had a pretty good reputation (sadly they went out of
    > business quite recently) for design and build, but as usual my problems
    > with these auction machines is you can't try before you buy most of the
    > time, and it's very difficult to tell on paper whether they'll be right
    > for you :-(


    In 1995 the Vision R40 was on my short list of bikes I would consider
    buying if I had the money. The others were the Kingcycle and the Street
    Glider.

    I haven't tried the R45, but I'm sure it's well worth considering if the
    price is right. I think the reserve price of GBP850 may be a little
    high for a second hand one, though.

    --
    Danny Colyer (the UK company has been laughed out of my reply address)
    <URL:http://www.speedy5.freeserve.co.uk/danny/>
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