Know the rules The Paceline Forum Builder's Spotlight


Go Back   The Paceline Forum > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 02-22-2021, 11:54 AM
coolplanetbikes coolplanetbikes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Vermont
Posts: 314
That's good to know. The original owner wasn't aware of the rarity of a DKS rear end on an Ottrott and you'd think if you paid 12k for that specific of a change over the standard Ottrott setup it might ring a bell. So I think that it being right at the crossover point of switching to the ST Pivot system makes the most sense. Also 2003 seems correct for the rest of the build. It's still the only DKS I've seen on an Ottrott though. Cool frame. P.S. IMO the bike is the frame, the wheels and components are just lego pieces.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-22-2021, 12:11 PM
Hilltopperny Hilltopperny is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Lassellsville NY
Posts: 6,669
I wouldn’t mind the group set or wheels, but the value of the bike is definitely in the frameset. Harlequin fade carbon tubes and the DKS rear is a cool combination.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-22-2021, 01:08 PM
johnnylarue johnnylarue is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Glendale, CA
Posts: 178
She’s a goner.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-22-2021, 04:17 PM
bjf bjf is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 670
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnylarue View Post
She’s a goner.
To a forum member. It's right at the upper limit of my size, so it may reappear here if I can't make it work. I'll post a photo when I get it.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-22-2021, 04:46 PM
duff_duffy duff_duffy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: southern NJ
Posts: 1,467
Awesome, that is an awesome bike. If it doesn’t fit let me know. I might sell something shortly and wouldn’t mind replacing with this although size is on my way outer limit too!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bjf View Post
To a forum member. It's right at the upper limit of my size, so it may reappear here if I can't make it work. I'll post a photo when I get it.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-22-2021, 06:06 PM
johnnylarue johnnylarue is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Glendale, CA
Posts: 178
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjf View Post
To a forum member. It's right at the upper limit of my size, so it may reappear here if I can't make it work. I'll post a photo when I get it.
Congrats! That frame is a stunner.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-23-2021, 12:42 AM
bjf bjf is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 670
Update

Quote:
Originally Posted by bjf View Post
To a forum member. It's right at the upper limit of my size, so it may reappear here if I can't make it work. I'll post a photo when I get it.
The seller decided to keep it; not that surprising. I am first in line if he changes his mind again, though. I will keep everyone posted.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-23-2021, 02:39 AM
johnnylarue johnnylarue is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Glendale, CA
Posts: 178
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjf View Post
The seller decided to keep it; not that surprising. I am first in line if he changes his mind again, though. I will keep everyone posted.
Brutal. You seem to be taking this well (possibly because the fit was a gamble), but nonetheless: there’s a special place in eBay hell for sellers like him...
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-23-2021, 11:58 AM
bjf bjf is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 670
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnylarue View Post
Brutal. You seem to be taking this well (possibly because the fit was a gamble), but nonetheless: there’s a special place in eBay hell for sellers like him...
Yes, the fit was a gamble, but also a) I have a Hors and an Ottrott, so wasn't really sure I needed a hybrid; b) he was nice and honest about it. He's just too attached to the bike, which I totally understand.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-23-2021, 12:16 PM
ianbjor ianbjor is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 34
Wait, so the guy sold it on eBay and then backed out?!
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-23-2021, 06:28 PM
bjf bjf is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 670
Quote:
Originally Posted by ianbjor View Post
Wait, so the guy sold it on eBay and then backed out?!
Yes. I bought it, paid for it, and was in the process of setting up a meet to pick it up (he's about 50 miles away from me). But apparently once he looked at the reality of letting it go, he just couldn't do it. Look at the listing -- it's a 2003, definitely custom for him, but now he's in his 70s and not using it much if at all. So he decided to sell. But then, as I said, the reality of it ...

Ebay requires the seller to say the item is "damaged or out of stock" to cancel a sale, so he did that with them, but he was honest with me.

I personally have my 1975 Nishiki ONP that was my racing bike back then. My back no longer allows me to ride it. But it's going to hang on my wall until I'm in my grave, so I understand bike attachment. I doubt I'd be able to give up something like the DKS/Ottrott after 18 years.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-23-2021, 06:37 PM
ianbjor ianbjor is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjf View Post
Yes. I bought it, paid for it, and was in the process of setting up a meet to pick it up (he's about 50 miles away from me).
Man, that's a bummer, it's a really beautiful frame. Not so sure about those bars. There's another Ottrott frame (in my size lol) with bids starting at $1750 ... <wistful sigh>
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-23-2021, 06:56 PM
cgolvin's Avatar
cgolvin cgolvin is offline
#RYFB
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: The Boss Basin
Posts: 2,605
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjf View Post
I personally have my 1975 Nishiki ONP that was my racing bike back then. My back no longer allows me to ride it. But it's going to hang on my wall until I'm in my grave, so I understand bike attachment. I doubt I'd be able to give up something like the DKS/Ottrott after 18 years.
Apologies for the drift … this reminds me of the "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" episode in which Jerry drives his Carrera RS, and describes it as "a dead guy's car -- I bought it off a dead guy and no one's buying it until I'm dead".
__________________
Gios Ottrott Peg
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-24-2021, 08:08 AM
coolplanetbikes coolplanetbikes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Vermont
Posts: 314
Haha - I feel that. It seems that when I leave my bikes alone in the basement they multiply...
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-24-2021, 08:31 AM
weisan's Avatar
weisan weisan is offline
ZhugeLiang
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Back in Austin, Texas
Posts: 15,136
bjf pal, you are very patient and understanding. Thank you.
__________________
🏻*
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ottrott, serotta

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.