🔵 Comment investir dans les vélos de collection Partie 2

🔵 Comment investir dans les vélos de collection   Partie 2

Before watching this video, watch
the part 1. To date, the bicycle collection remains very accessible between 500 and 2000 euros
you can buy the great classics, but it could change in the next years. And don’t tell me that it’s expensive because it’s about the price of an iphone, but unlike this one, the price
increases over time. There are certainly very expensive bikes,
but for less than 20,000 euros you can buy the most prestigious and rare bikes on the planet. This amount may shock, but if we
compare to that of watches which sell to several hundred
thousands of euros, I think that it remains very reasonable. But if you buy a bike whose current price exceeds 5000 euros,
be careful, think about the time of sale because an excessively expensive bike, allows you to make a huge profit but is intended for a smaller clientele and
the sale may be longer than that of more accessible bikes addressing to a wider audience it’s up to you to adapt to your
capabilities and your goals. In my opinion, the ideal is to have classic bikes not exceeding 2,000 euros each. Within 20 years, they could
reach 5000 euros, which seems to me an accessible amount for a retiree
wanting to have fun. But pay attention! Business and passion do not go well together. If you are going to invest, avoid falling in love with the bikes you have considered selling. That doesn’t stop you from keeping
some for you. Passion can born as
your collection and interest are growing. Don’t get trapped! if you invest and you like bikes, you may want your
collection follows a theme, like for example Tour de France bikes or evolution of the derailleur. This is possible, but with great caution because this philosophy is rather reserved for museums or collectors
enthusiasts who do not think about resale. Not all Tour de France bikes have the same value. As investors, choose only models with high potential. As in any collection, before venturing out, it’s good to have a little knowledge,
in order to know the points to watch for not to be ripped off. Always prefer bikes in good condition, with their original paint. Avoid
those with rust spots. Many bikes have been modified over the years and their values ​​will never be the same! I regularly find bikes mounted with the wrong forks or
inconsistent equipment, and that lowers prices,
it is therefore essential to know well bikes and equipment with
which they were originally mounted on. The disadvantage that it is a subject that currently interests very little
of people, is that it’s hard to find reliable information. Even some specialized books display wrong information or present bikes that have no real interest. One really interesting book that helped me in my beginnings, is this book. “Vélos de course concepteurs de génie et machines de légende” by Richard Moore and Daniel Vincent. I highly recommend it whether you are a connoisseur or a beginner. There are also forums on the internet with lots of information, but where we mainly find
bikes with no real interest and with some characters … some characters who
will not hesitate to insult you especially if you reveal your
investment intentions. You can try, but I will have warned you. Still on the internet, the blog labibleduvelo.blogspot.com is the best reference with lots of catalogs of the main brands of bikes and components. There is also, a little less attractive but
with a lot of information, the site velobase.com And like I said before, don’t hesitate to call on professionals.
Its services are paid, of course! But offer you the guarantee of a reliable advice. Now you have the right ones bases. It’s time to choose your bike. But
which ones to buy? Personally I recommend the 70s, 80s and late 90s bikes. Why? Because they are the most beautiful! Even if it is a matter of taste. No! Seriously! The main reason is that, like many collectibles, there is a nostalgia effect! An object that will mark our youth, may also interest our children, about 2 generations. Beyond
usually he loses interest, a kind of forgetfulness. That’s why we
often notice that people who collect bikes from the beginning of the 20st century are older than those who collect bikes from the 80’s. This is a point to take into account, because you need to know that a middle class man, begins to have fun by buying beautiful things, from the forties to around his 70s That is to say that the young child of ten years who watched Bernard Thévenet win
his Tour de France in 1977 on a Peugeot PY10, would
theoretically able to buy the same bike between 2007 and 2037. And transmitting his passion, his son would also be interested
to buy this same bike until around 2067. These calculations are purely approximative and speculative, but they show the interest of buying the right period bikes for a successful investment, knowing
than the 70s, 80s and 90s bikes correspond well to those that should be
have when use and therefore interest in vintage bikes should
break records because of anti car policies. This does not mean that a Grand Bi will lose all its value! No! There will always be a place and a demand for these atypical bikes and having marked history. But they
will interest less people than those from the 70s to 90s. It is always necessary target the biggest population to minimize the risks. The geographic location also have a role in choosing your bike especially if you’re not ready to
dispatch. This does not apply to famous international brands like Colnago or Bianchi, but a brand with excellent quality like the Japanese Koga Miyata, will never be widely known by the French public. Quick! Discover the next episode, by clicking on the link above. Do you like my videos? So don’t hesitate to subscribe, it’s a very small action but
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