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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:55 am 
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The forks were custom made by Overburys - Niva chrome tubed straight blade, tapering towards the dropouts. They had 1 1/8th steerer and plugged into an Impact headset for sensible staying-done-upness.

Hey,no offence intended, Duke. I'm a born n bred Brizzle boy and won't hear a word said against it. :lol:

Oh! And I did get the bike back!! Stolen in june 92 and found in september. I spotted it being ridden on Horfield Common, and parked my Honda in front of it. Had an argument with the rider for a while and he eventually took fright n legged it. I popped out the wheels, strapped it on the back of the Honda and headed home! :D
I sold Overbury on to a guy in Nailsea as I'd already replaced it with a Stumpy M2 by then. I wonder where it is now??


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Reluctant wrote:
I spotted it being ridden on Horfield Common, and parked my Honda in front of it. Had an argument with the rider for a while and he eventually took fright n legged it.


I guess the guy had a hard time explaining the unique forks and custom specced groupset away as something he had done, dont suppose he ran in the direction of Southmead did he :lol: :lol:

Hopefully this will pop up on ebay at sometime, got to say, think it is my dream bike at the moment, especially with the campag and special forks! Bet you miss it now reluctant.


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i didn't get the overburys until I saw LGF's, I'd seen the ones with drops and I just don't like them on MTB's (I went through a stage of having bar ends and a tri extension of one of my MTB's and it was totally daft).
Some of these are great though, nice design, well made and some cracking components (loving the Campag ones), bike 'art' like the early Kleins.

Carl.


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dicki wrote:
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/


very nice. do you knwo what year? cant wait to see it built.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:40 am 
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Here is mine in build, still need a correct bb and i have cranks on the way.

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I think i will need a campag seat post and some decent pedals.

Let me know what you think.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:49 am 
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Overbury's you say?

Here is my mostly original 86ish Pathfinder

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More (bad) pics here > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=12639

Just need some decent tyres for it now.


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John wrote:
Overbury's you say?

Here is my mostly original 86ish Pathfinder

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More (bad) pics here > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=12639

Just need some decent tyres for it now.


Loving that. i woudl love soem lugged action.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:55 am 
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will be selling it to another guy off here in a week or so once he gets the funds
it would take me too much time and effort to do the needful to this bike
and i certainly wouldn't do it justice
leave it to the professionals !


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dicki wrote:
will be selling it to another guy off here in a week or so once he gets the funds
it would take me too much time and effort to do the needful to this bike
and i certainly wouldn't do it justice
leave it to the professionals !


If that falls through mate give me a pm. Am looking for an overburys for my next project.

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biglev wrote:
Here is mine in build, still need a correct bb and i have cranks on the way.

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I think i will need a campag seat post and some decent pedals.

Let me know what you think.

Cheers
Pete


Looks bloody lovely so far 8)


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