Wore out three sets of tires already!
Can’t believe the “black pearl” Titanic badge Sold for so much.. love the throw up 🤮 comment for emphasis! Guess minimum real Flying Merkel is 13k and Upwards based on condition! . I better keep saving and sell some bikes at memory lane next week . Thank you Brant for your time researching and writing about this! It helps when preparing to step into one. RickInteresting results at the John Parham museum auction. The diamond frame Merkel with original paint but with touch-ups on the badge, and missing a fender hammered at $13,500 putting it at approx. $16,000 +/- depending on how the buyer bid. It has a few issues to resolve but a very respectable bicycle. Congratulations to the buyer!
Amazingly the faux-Merkel with the "sea shanty" badge and homemade stove pipe tool box tank sold hammered at $12,000! It is hard to call this a tribute as such a bike really never existed; fantasy bike? So gross, I threw up in my mouth a little watching that sell!
There is a link at the bottom that should take you to the good bike. Advance forward one lot to see the Sea Shanty.
To the buyer of the diamond frame, I have an original paint Flying Merkel fender that would resolve your main issue with that bicycle.
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