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bantam project

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:12 pm
by shogun69
Hi.all....Im thinking of buying a bantam or similar to tinker about with ...what do you think I should pay for a complete rough bike...is it worth the effort to put together one from parts...is it worth going to Newark auto jumble...any help please.....

Re: bantam project

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:19 pm
by DAVE M2
They generally say that you should buy the best that you can and let some other poor sod pay for the build

Buying a bike bit by bit can work out expensive, and thinking that a £500 bike willl just need £250 and be fine is optimistic to say the least. Paint and wheels can cost a lot whatever bike you have unless a mate does it

Dunno about buying at a jumble but a good idea to research prices

Re: bantam project

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:20 pm
by shogun69
thanks.....having never priced a bantam to buy I think the ebay examples seem a bit optimistic to me...even poor examples.what do you think

Re: bantam project

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:31 pm
by DAVE M2
To be honest, I'm not up on bantam prices

I have a couple of Cubs and they reach silly money
I can only suggest research on values and resist the urge to buy the first one you see

There must be a bantam forum butsure that others will chime in

Re: bantam project

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:57 am
by Hooli
I think £500 was paid for a D10 with an engine in bits but the rest restored by the ex Mrs Hooli a few years ago. It's worth about £1k finished as far as I know.

Re: bantam project

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:06 pm
by DAVE M2
My last cub purchase was maybe 8 years ago

I paid £450 for a totally disassembled bike ( down to ball bearings) in old paint cans.
Because I know the bikes I went through it with a parts book but I am not finished yet.
Not that I do much month to month

It had no v5 but did have a reg number so I got a v5 replacement. But I had the guy's address from where I collected it

The are more cheap bantams than cheap Cubs though

Re: bantam project

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:29 pm
by shogun69
thanks for replys....willl keep you posted

Re: bantam project

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:41 pm
by supersix
Good to see Nutty's page still active! :D