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    Posted: 28 Apr 2020 at 15:41
Hi

I am after a big block, any big block except a convert. 

I know this is a rather strange request, but I've  got to start somewhere. 

I don't mind what condition it is in or how bad it is or even how many boxes it is in. Like I said I've got to start somewhere. 

I have a good man with a van who transports bikes all over the country so I can have it collected from you. 

If you have anything please pm me or pop it on here. 

Cheers 

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plenty about on Gumtree and e-bay buddy also on the for sale pages on facebook Guzzi Club has separate page for selling stuff, over the 40+ yrs I have had Guzzi's I found better to buy a running one as complete as possible as, certainly the 70's bikes are getting difficult to find good condition parts but you probably know that already .... 

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Hi Ken

Agree, just putting the feelers out may get lucky, don't want a Cali again so earlier bike I hope. 

Had a couple of contacts already from the Facebook sites but funnily enough all got engines, frames and rest in boxes. I don't really mind but as you say a runner is better. I can't risk buy unseen on a load of boxes. 

I'm sure something will come along sometime. 

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You can guarantee that if it's in boxes, something will be missing.
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Tell me about it Brian. 

Finding that out daily with my little V50ii epilogue. 

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As well as other methods, I think the changing economic situation might easily result in people looking to scrape up a bit of spare cash, however some bikes and projects will have fallen into the hands of people who are unfamiliar with the process of selling them and unsure how to go about it. They might even need their memories jogging about that pile of stuff in the cellar. 
A postcard advert in post offices, supermarket notice boards etc might just turn up something outside the usual channels.

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Cheers Ben

Good idea. I think you are right, that's why I have peppered the add around, who knows and sad as this current situation is I am hoping that perhaps some long stored bike may just be offered whereas perhaps it may not have in more normal times. 

I know of at least three people who will never get rid of rotting rusting bikes because they are going to 'do them up' and have been for years. I understand their sentiment but maybe, just maybe I may get lucky and get something. That's why my request is rather wide ranging and I've got all the time In the world now I have retired and would like something to complement my rusty boxes of poo aka a V50ii. 

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There are a fair few big blocks on the Car and Classic website but they are not cheap.It depends I suppose on whether you want a project or a ready to ride example. I had to stop looking after viewing a few pages because the temptation was getting the better of me.I can resist anything but temptation.

There are some lovely singles too; but ooooh the prices!!

Edited by Dave P. - 29 Apr 2020 at 10:22
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Think your right Dave

Thought I had enough bikes but for some reason I just started yearning for a grown up big one again. 

I will finish the V50ii and I know it will be good, he hopes, but as you said I can resist anything except temptation or in my case urges. Just read that back and it don't seem quite right. 

Project I think, don't want to shell out big money on a really minters one as I will only start a tinkering anyway. 

I've gone all viral now, if indeed that is the phrase and joined lots of buy sell local group, you never know the add is in. Blimey I was only moaning about going on Facebook a few months ago. 

I getting right dahn wiv the kids. 

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I have a V11 for sale on ebay


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Cheers and thanks for the tip but a bit too new for me 

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Not sure what your budget it, but there’s a G5 on the club forum. I think you’re on there so may have already seen.
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A restoration job would cost .......?
on the other hand :-

You could still tinker ...
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Thanks Guys

You know I think I may have got me blocks and loops a bit mixed up, could anyone help a poor confused country boy. 

I  through the  Big Block name covered all loop frame and Tonti frames so I suppose T3, T4, Spada, G5 and the like so incorporating the loop frame and Tonti frame bikes. Looks like I may be a bit wrong on that one. 

I was trying to encompass a wider range as I could but don't want another Cali 1100i cos I already had one and nothing never than that. So could anyone help me out on exactly what it I should all called. 

God I feel dim
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Loops are big blocks.The Tonti framed bikes start with the V7 Sport then the 850T, T3, T4,T5 and G5.. The S3 and 750S are the other sports variants These are big blocks too I haven't bothered with the later ones as you say your interest is in the older bikes.

Edited by Dave P. - 29 Apr 2020 at 15:51
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