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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:44 am 
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this is mine in build:
1987 with drum brake. i had to convert it to canits.
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with new paint and decals. just needs a polish and an full campag groupset!!
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i hope a can do a good job like the other Overbury's on here.

Cheers
Pete


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BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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biglev wrote:
this is mine in build:
1987 with drum brake. i had to convert it to canits.
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with new paint and decals. just needs a polish and an full campag groupset!!
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i hope a can do a good job like the other Overbury's on here.

Cheers
Pete


Even more gutted I'm not delivering your Timbuk 2's in person now! Thats going to be lovely when its built up.
Just off to post office now btw :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:32 pm 
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in Guernsey Visitors are alwasy welcome. I woudl have to tidy up the workshop first as i always have atleast 2 projects on the go makign a mess.

I guess its no seacrete what those tyres were goign on now!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:47 pm 
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biglev wrote:
in Guernsey Visitors are alwasy welcome. I woudl have to tidy up the workshop first as i always have atleast 2 projects on the go makign a mess.

I guess its no seacrete what those tyres were goign on now!


Theyr'e on their way, and good to know they're going to the best possible use 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:34 am 
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Here is my recent Overbury purchase
Looks very nice in the flesh real sparkly purple paint job deep lustre, fair bit of wear and tear but on the whole pretty tidy

came with full deore XT gruppo and nice old mavic rims

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45408566@N05/4973880380/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45408566@N05/4973880364/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45408566@N05/4973876646/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45408566@N05/4973876636/


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:06 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
no body want to show their Overbury?

does that mean I'll have to stick up another pic of mine?

Damn hard site some days....


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im still admiring it, i notice you have had it for several months now, how are you finding the ride, i remember riding one, for a practice lap, of a race many many years ago, and thought it was exceptional, i loved fillet brazing, it just looked so dam good, when i did eventually have enough stirling to buy a custom frame, my choices were, overburys, zinn, dave lloyd, never did manage to ride a dogs, and did eventually buy a zinn, (just too good a deal to miss at the time). love the way it has been refinished in a bright orange too, did the previous keeper refinish it or did "he buy it like that all done, from where im sat it looks like a very impressive job, you did well there, and certainly worthy of the title bike of the month.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:10 pm 
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im still admiring it, i notice you have had it for several months now, how are you finding the ride, i remember riding one, for a practice lap, of a race many many years ago, and thought it was exceptional, i loved fillet brazing, it just looked so dam good, when i did eventually have enough stirling to buy a custom frame, my choices were, overburys, zinn, dave lloyd, never did manage to ride a dogs, and did eventually buy a zinn, (just too good a deal to miss at the time). love the way it has been refinished in a bright orange too, did the previous keeper refinish it or did "he buy it like that all done, from where im sat it looks like a very impressive job, you did well there, and certainly worthy of the title bike of the month.


As mentioned before, it has a very high BB position and getting the saddle height correct without feeling as if your backside is up in the clouds. At first I was little sceptical as it rode a little weird. It was that seat height again. Once that was sorted the ride was transformed and the ride is like nothing else I've ridden.

As far as I'm aware, the bike was purchased new around 1988/9 in its current colour scheme. It was then resold to the second owner who rode it for about 5 years before leaving it in the garage allowing it to get covered in gunk.

When I first picked it up, it was covered in some sort of rubberised paint around the stays and other vulnerable areas. Keitht removed most of this and tidied up other areas. I then purchased the bike and refinished as you see it now.

Just needs a good polish and some new decals.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:26 pm 
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1991 custom built for me from Nivachrome with a mix of Olympus and Euclid with a DX front mech. Very nice bike which I kept for around a year before it was stolen in typical Bristol fashion!


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Reluctant wrote:
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1991 custom built for me from Nivachrome with a mix of Olympus and Euclid with a DX front mech. Very nice bike which I kept for around a year before it was stolen in typical Bristol fashion!


OOOOOOOHHHHH, thats proper nice!! Think I'd still be walking the land if that was stolen from me :shock:

What are those forks??


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That is one stunning bike Reluctant but I resent the following,

Reluctant wrote:
I kept for around a year before it was stolen in typical Bristol fashion!


:lol:

I need a Pioneer in my life!


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