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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:22 am 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/45408566@N05/page6/

here are a few photos of the overbury i recently bought

ended up a bit small of me and is now heading of to join an 80's ritchie to retire in the country together !


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:18 am 
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makster wrote:
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


Any of you guys want my frame and forks for your collects? i am going to sell. Basically because i am red faced that it is really to small for my and i am goign to have to buy soem thing bigger? i was hoping i might get £190 for the frame and fork? what do you think (yes i shoudl post on the What's it work thread.

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you have PM....


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thanks legrandefromage


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sold


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 Post subject: Pioneer XC 1986
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:30 pm 
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I've just posted this resto in the readers' bikes section, but I thought I'd dig up some more Overbury's pics from around the country for this more specialist thread:

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I really loved that bike....at posing at Malham Cove.

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Stuck in the mud on the Claerwen Reservoir circuit

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My sort of road, back route up Snowdon from Llanberis

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Posing on Otterspool Prom, Liverpool. I'd sprayed the 2tone blue frame to this blackcurrant yoghurt to reduce interest from the scallies. Still had day-glo green cables though

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Beachy Head, and hair!

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This was Easter 1986 in Llanwrtyd Wells. I think this is the first 3 Pioneers built. Mine is the 2tone blue in the middle. At the back is the red/silver one belonging to Steve Devine from Overbury's/The mountain Centre, at the front is my mate Dudley White's silver/blue one. As you can see it was cold and wet...It snowed later that day.

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King of the Skip Monkeys
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Excellent! Thanks for sharing.


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North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Wow! Love the old photos 8)


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Here's my Overbury's Crossfell that I got off Marmite King as a frame forks. I've not finished it with complete period stuff as of yet but I have managed to get some nice black Araya rims & a Shimano light action rear mech (crap). I like how it rides, not as fast as a early 90s GT I have but very smooth. I think that I would of preferred the different geometry like on a Pioneer but I never rode one so I'll have to put one on the list.
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SinnerMan asked about frame geometry of my 1986 Pioneer via my resto link, but I thought it might be better to list this here...Heights from ground are with 1.7" tyres.

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So the BB is 15mm higher than the hubs and the front end is pretty long and slack but correctly matched with a 2.5" fork rake it rides beautifully. Cast fork crown with Reynolds oval tandem blades. Rear end has long dimpled double bend chainstays and single taper seatstays with plug fitted top eyes rather than the shot in stays on the later frames.

After 18 months use, I cracked this frame around the TT/ST joint :( So I bought a new 1988 one at a good price under a sort of warranty. The newer frame had a lower BB, shorter chainstays and a steeper head tube to match the stiffer shorter rake unicrown fork. The style was much more like Mr K's, with a U-brake on the seatstays, which I swapped for the Rollercam pretty quick...

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Yes, I really did choose that paint scheme, 2 tone blue with Barbie pink stickers and cables :? I didn't like the way it rode, so sold it on fairly quickly, and repaired the old one...The style had quickly moved towards the XC race scene and away from the Cross countyr ride setup best characterised by the Apps/Cleland/Highpath bikes of the time.


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