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The best superbikes you can buy on eBay

Joe Robinson
24 Oct 2019

From a £45k Indurain Pinarello to a Colnago mountain bike with matching stand, these are six incredible machines

Ebay is truly a treasure trove of incredible bikes. In just one afternoon spent trawling the site, we found some incredible relics from cycling's past that are making us want to blow our savings on a new rig.

Whether it's the £45,800 Miguel Indurain Pinarello or Alex Zulle's Look KG196 TT bike, these bikes are genuine collectables and are fully worth the exorbitant amount of money being asked for.

Sure, you'd probably never actually most of them, but who cares? The satisfaction of ownership will be enough. So without further ado, here's our top picks of the most collectable bikes the 'bay has to offer. You're gonna need a bigger shed... 

Matt White’s 2007 Tour de France Discovery Channel Trek Equinox TT bike, £3,020

Feel the need for speed by buying this bike here

Look mate, Matty White’s time trial bike from the 2007 Tour de France could be yours for just a score more than three grand.

With  Shimano Dura-Ace 10-speed components, Bontrager disc rear wheel and Hed C3 tri-spoke front, we’d say this bike is a certified little ripper.

But there’s a small problem: there is no front mech hanger, the seat binder hardware is missing and there are cracks in the right aero bar extension and in the left non-drive side seatstay.

Add to that the fact that Matt White didn’t ride the 2007 Tour de France (he rode the Giro d’Italia), we'd say there are grounds for getting the seller to knock off a few quid, becuse this can’t be a have been the Tour-ridden machine as advertised.

But hey, never let the truth get in the way of a good story and instead bask in the fact this bike comes with a signed letter of authenticity from Matty White himself. Fair dinkum!

Alex Zulle’s vintage ONCE Look KG196 TT prototype bike, £7,177

Become an art collector by buying this Look here

We’ve been trying to think how you’d explain buying this to your other half, beacuse let's face it, this is £7,000 of bike that you'll probably barely ride. It's just too darn nice, and deseperatley impractical unless you want to get blown into a hedge.

Morevoer, this really belongs in a museum, because the KG196 was the groundbreaking French brand’s first monocoque carbon frame with an integrated fork and adjustable stem, meaning it could be set up to race on the road or in time-trials.

Complete with a full Mavic groupset and matching Mavic disc wheels (in the long-since UCI-illegal 700c rear and 650c front combo), this bike was designed especially for Alex Zulle to race during his time with Spanish team ONCE.

Just imagine this hung above your mantelpiece.

USSR Colnago CX Pista pursuit bike, £6,500

Have a better bike than your comrades by buying it here

There lived a certain man in Russia long ago. He was big and strong, and he rode a Colnago.

And it was this Colnago, a 1988 CX Pista track bike made for the USSR track team to race in the dying days of the Soviet Union. The current owner claims he got this from a mechanic working for the Italian Federation who swapped two Cinelli Lasers for two of these Colnagos.

With tubing manufactured by Colombus, this bike combines an Ambrosio 700c carbon rear wheel with a 650c Gipiemme front wheel, Campagnolo Super Record Pista crankset, 16t cog, Campagnolo Superleggera pedals, San Marco Rolls saddle and ICS toeclips.

If you can adopt the position, this is one unique bike, and actually costs less than some modern-day, mid-range machines.

Team Motorola Eddy Merckx Corsa as used in the The Program, £1,500

Channel your inner Lance by buying this bike here

Remember that really terrible film about Lance Armstrong’s career that had the bloke from the IT Crowd playing David Walsh? Well, this is the actual bike that Ben Foster (the actor who played Armstong) used for that film.

Honestly, the film was a bit of a damp squib, but at least producers were faithful to the kit of the era, which is why dozens of bikes like this were used on set, albeit this one is claimed to be an original as opposed to a modern replica.

So what is that original? Well, it's an Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra SL from the 1990/1991 season painted in Armstrong's Motorola team colours. It comes with a complete Shimano Dura-Ace 7402 groupset, Galli Paris-Roubaix rims and tanwall Vittoria Competition tyres.

This bike is very good nick - there is every chance it was repainted for the film - and, to be honest, it's would be something we’d happily ride if we owned it. Imagine the looks you'd get rocking up on the club run on this?

Miguel Indurain’s 1994 Banesto Pinarello, £45,800

Own this piece of history by buying here

This is currently the most expensive bike on eBay, and we can understand why. Built by legendary framebuilder Dario Pegoretti on behalf of Big Mig's Pinarello sponsors, this bike has been kept in faithful - and mint - condition.

Raced to victory at the 1994 Tour (the last steel bike ever to win the maillot jaune), this bike has an 8-speed Campagnolo C-Record groupset specced with giant 180mm cranks ready to turn Big Mig's favoured Campagnolo Sigma 32-spoke wheels.

After the 1994 season, Indurain donated this bike to a charity fundraiser in his home town in Spain's Navarra region, whereupon it was won by a lady who kept it on display in her home, until 23 years later, with no descendents to pass it on to, she returned it to the man himself.

This bike comes with provenance in the form of Mig’s own signature on the its top tube. Indurain is notorious for keeping all his own bikes and kit, so this truly is a rare find.

Colnago Ferrari CF2 with Colnago stand, £3,495

Buy now from eBay here

Now, there are plenty of bikes on eBay better than this Colnago Ferrari CF2 mountain bike. It’s cool, but it’s kind of ugly and we doubt it'll be that good shredding trails.

Don’t get us wrong, collaborations between these two Italian giants are always fun, and who doesn’t love anything ‘Rossa Corsa’? But there are more beautiful Colnago's out there for the money.Yet, are there any that come with their own official Colnago stand?

That's right, that massive red plastic lump comes with the bike, which makes this auction nothing short of spectacularly kitsch. Plus, there's a story here too. When this bike was released in 2002 it was supplied to Ferrari-affiliated celebrities such as Michael Schumacher, so there's every chance a bona fide famous person has pedalled this machine, or at least squeezed the tyres.

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