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We normally sell between 350 and 450 lots which all arrive on the day.
Well it started with a thunderstorm when we were trying to set things up in the garden. As you can imagine this threw the preparations a little so we put up a gazebo to keep the bikes dry. It turned into a sun shade for the buyers and sellers 🙂 . Although most lots had been pre-registered on the web site, cycles continued to turn up throughout the morning, a welcome distraction.
The most important thing about the day from our point of view was: Would people turn up to bid? It was big unknown for us, so we were very pleased to see about 100 of you 🙂 . The skies cleared and the atmosphere grew throughout the morning. The feedback we received was that people enjoyed themselves and were asking when the next one would be (maybe September, watch this space). I understood you even enjoyed the home cakes, sausage rolls and samosas because the tea bar sold twice as much as usual.
As mentioned before, the thunderstorm distracted and delayed preparations. The result was the cash desk was a tad chaotic, for which we apologise. We didn’t act on our own plan 🙁 . But everyone has paid / been paid and all the bills were settled.
What about the lot? Pictured below are the top six bikes. We would have had 53 bikes to sell but 4 failed to turn up i.e. we had 49 to sell. They were presold by the owners not via this web site and I failed to complete a rebuild 🙁 . 9 bikes sold for £100 or over. 8 bikes were added to the catalogue on the morning of the auction and 14 bikes didn’t sell due to reserves or interest.
There was also a wide range of parts, clothing and accessories. The star lots were a Park Tools maintenance stand selling for £65, a Cyclus Bottom Bracket thread cleaning tool for £40 and a pair of Mavic Open Pro rims sold for £30.
Thank you to both groups: the sellers for bring their lots to the auction, particularly the Lindsay’s and the buyers for turning up and buying. Apart from the cash desk chaos (thanks John and Claire from the general auction for jumping in) the novice porters did a great job at lifting bikes of a variety of weights.
If you have any comments please add them to the bottom of this post. I heard second hand that the frequent question was “When is the next one?” I was thinking next year but the pressure is building for September at Itchen Abbas. Watch this space.
TREK 1000 Road Bike, 56 cm aluminium frame carbon forks
(Sorry no picture it arrived on the morning of the auction)
Sold for £150
June proved to be another auction with plenty of variety. There were some fascinating items of WW11 Nazi Memorabilia including 1930s Card Albums, German Propaganda Newspapers and German Officers Swords.
There were several small pieces of furniture included a Captains Chair and small Art Deco Table which both exceeded estimates. A Rattan two seater sofa was also snapped up for £30.
Toys as usual sold well with a nice Dinky Collection and some Hornby Trains selling well.
Several Items of good marked China achieved excellent prices and an unmarked figure also got the bidders interested. (See if you can find the figure)
On Saturday 7th June 2014 we held our first specialist cycling section. Here are the cycle accessories that were offered for sale. There were some late entries on the day of the sale and they are not included.
On Saturday 7th June 2014 we held our first specialist cycling section. Here are the cycle tools and books that were offered for sale. There were some late entries on the day of the sale and they are not included.
On Saturday 7th June 2014 we held our first specialist cycling section. Here are the cycle clothes that were offered for sale. There were some late entries on the day of the sale and they are not included.
On Saturday 7th June 2014 we held our first specialist cycling section. Here are the cycle parts that were offered for sale. There were some late entries on the day of the sale and they are not included.
On Saturday 7th June 2014 we held our first specialist cycling section. Here are the bikes and frames that were offered for sale. There were some late entries on the day of the sale and they are not included.
Please download the Final Catalogue as a PDF. There was a flurry of bikes in the last few days so rather than changing lot numbers for the parts, accessories etc. you will find 49a, 49b, 49c etc. The lot numbers are also preceded by a “C” to differentiate them from the General Auction at 2pm. Still subject to change on the day but the lot numbers are fixed and therefore the order of the auction.
There are at two more possible bikes in the pipeline: a titanium frame mountain bike and a Trek road bike with aluminium frame and carbon forks. They have a brief entry in the catalogue. Photos may appear on the web site before the auction.
The weather forecast changes all the time. We do have a wet weather contingency plan but we will not able to provide a covered area for all the bikes (they are designed to get wet). Please come prepared for walking around an open garden in the rain. The tea room will be open from the start of viewing.
Please park in front of the Village Hall or in the parking at the next level up opposite the industrial units. Please do not park on their forecourts. Parking at the adjacent closed Trout Inn has not been issue according to local sources.
The cycle auction desk will be in the right hand side of the village hall looking from the car park.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday the 7th June. Viewing starts at 11:30am and the auction is at 1pm. It will have finished by 3pm, so don’t be late!
AND TODAY a Pearce Cycles “Tour de France” lightweight road bike probably 531 steel 22″ frame with Shimano 105 gears and a fine coat of original paint. (The “Tour de France” transfers are marketing material but they look good). Click the image to get the bigger picture.
Buyers can now leave absentee bid. There are additional charges for this but we are prepared to ship items if you are successful. You will find a link next to each item.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday the 7th June. Viewing starts at 11:30am and the auction is 1pm. It will have finished by 3pm, so don’t be late!
We have no idea how many of you will turn up but our catering corp will be prepared with tea, coffee, soft drinks and most importantly home made cake. To help us please add a comment or questions below to give us some measure of the level of interest in attending the auction.