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Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:50 pm
by nevhunter
I see you have a Bosch DAR? magdynamo on that bike. Has that been from new? Nev

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:33 am
by Paul Slootheer
paul.wirdnam wrote:I do find it strange that we're almost at the position where some models of SQ4s are selling at the same price as similar condition Black Ariels. Prices on the latter have risen over the last 24 months while prices for SQ4s have stagnated and, in some cases, fallen.


Paul I can imagine, but I think it's all about what one is prepared to pay, and apparantly enough of us are willing! Supply and demand I would say... I'am afraid there's not any logical explanation for these prices other then above.

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:22 pm
by paul.wirdnam
Paul Slootheer wrote:
paul.wirdnam wrote:I do find it strange that we're almost at the position where some models of SQ4s are selling at the same price as similar condition Black Ariels. Prices on the latter have risen over the last 24 months while prices for SQ4s have stagnated and, in some cases, fallen.


Paul I can imagine, but I think it's all about what one is prepared to pay, and apparantly enough of us are willing! Supply and demand I would say... I'am afraid there's not any logical explanation for these prices other then above.


Can't argue with that Paul...I guess it always comes down to supply and demand. But whats "in" and whats "out" (fashion wise) is part of this equation and, in my own particular case, I have lost all interest in SQ4s, which is very different to how I felt in the 1990s, when I went out of my way to get a 4F and a Matchless Silver Hawk....virtually not feeding the wife and kids to achieve my selfish objectives :shock: .

But how things have changed. I will finish my 4G, and then either sell it...or the 4F depending on how the 4G runs....or maybe sell both...but the problem is that many other people seem to have gone off SQ4s......they must be out of fashion.

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:07 pm
by nevhunter
It might just be the practicality. The Plain old 500 OHV single rigid frame is Ariels best model all round over the years. Once I put a bike together I want it to stay together for a Loonngg time and don't want to have to fiddle with them on a rally'. To get a trouble free run on a four you have to be more of an expert and dedicated builder. I'm also favouring "lighter" weight wise bikes. That's just Me. Everyone to their own. SUPPLY is a factor in anything. There's not a lot of BLACK Ariels about, and good ones should command a premium, as a bad one may be a bit fossilised. There's nothing specially good about the pre 31 models except the period appeal and they GO quite well and are lighter than later stuff. Nev

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:04 am
by chris.shearwood
paul.wirdnam wrote:..but the problem is that many other people seem to have gone off SQ4s......they must be out of fashion.


I've heard they overheat on the rear cylinders too. :lol:

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:58 am
by Bob.Murphy
Nah ! . . They overheat ALL OVER if you get stuck in traffic (been there) :lol: .

(Still want another one though :oops: ).

Bob.

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:20 pm
by Knud.Degnbol
[quote][/quote]I see you have a Bosch DAR? magdynamo on that bike. Has that been from new? Nev

The Danish importer often ordered bikes with Bosch lightning.

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:19 pm
by nevhunter
Yes I had heard that. Nev