Egli

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I didn't spot that, but when I went to take a look the pictures have stopped loading again. Not a great way to get the best price for it.
pictures now sorted. what puzzles me is that the original picador engine had quite a few differences, whereas that one looks pretty standard except for primary case and internals and gearbox, of course.
 

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.......back to the 70's.
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I like 5 spoke wheels, but didn't CMA have a bit of a bad reputation for cracking or am I thinking of someone else?

The magnesium Campagnolo and Speedline wheels used on late 1970's Ducati's cracked quite often.
I have a 1977 900SD, perhaps the first bike to use that material as standard fitment on a road bike.

I had posted before of getting first offer on a good friends Rapide (NZ$19000 / US$11400) but declined although appreciative.

The same person in conversation had recalled a mate back in 1970 paying NZ$1000 for a running Vincent and they thought it to much to pay.
Ironic what was once unloved by many gained value beyond imagination.

A 750 GT got to $28000 here the other day, reserve not met and to think I payed $2500 (US$1500) back in the 1990's for the one I have.

The auction might be interesting but to buy a bike like that without seeing it firsthand seems like madness to me unless you have very deep pockets, a bike that will never have the return of a stock bike if that is a concern.
 
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The magnesium Campagnolo and Speedline wheels used on late 1970's Ducati's cracked quite often.
I have a 1977 900SD, perhaps the first bike to use that material as standard fitment on a road bike.

I had posted before of getting first offer on a good friends Rapide (NZ$19000 / US$11400) but declined although appreciative.

The same person in conversation had recalled a mate back in 1970 paying NZ$1000 for a running Vincent and they thought it to much to pay.
Ironic what was once unloved by many gained value beyond imagination.

A 750 GT got to $28000 here the other day, reserve not met and to think I payed $2500 (US$1500) back in the 1990's for the one I have.

The auction might be interesting but to buy a bike like that without seeing it firsthand seems like madness to me unless you have very deep pockets, a bike that will never have the return of a stock bike if that is a concern.
wheels are stated as alloy, not mag.
 
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