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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:01 am 
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Only seems to be BSOs and kiddies bikes that look brand new :shock: in the skips round my way. I'm more likely to find something in the Irwell or the Mersey where I am.

The Kona and the Spesh are quite some finds 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:15 am 
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I hate it when people find better components at the tip than I have on my bike... :cry: :roll: ;)


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 1:00 pm 
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Location: Yateley, Hants.
Our local tip told me they didn't sell to the public, but I found out through here that they had a snide arrangement with a local trader who was outing the stuff on ebay. They tried to sell a frame dumped by someone on here becuase it was cracked and FUBAR'd, so we had a chat and he reported them to the council and they have no arrangement anymore.

Not seen anything worth having since so have not asked again.

Carl.


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 Post subject: my best tip find
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 5:50 pm 
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this is my best to date....

£10
as below

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now looks like this....

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full story here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... t=tip+bike

and a exage hub'd araya or alesi (can't remeber which) rimmed wheel for £1

:D


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:39 pm 
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i found my lava dome for £10 looking sad.
Now looks like this
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full before and after photos

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

my missus thinks I love diy and the inevitable trip to the skip but its in the hope of finding more of this!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:15 pm 
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huh? what's a tip? or skip? Is this a recycling center? or the municipal garbage dump? :?


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:24 pm 
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classen wrote:
huh? what's a tip? or skip? Is this a recycling center? or the municipal garbage dump? :?


Tip = Waste & Recycling centre (anything that cannot go in our bins)


Skip = large metal car sized tub, for dumping stuff in on mass fro somebody to take away
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:31 pm 
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got it :lol:

In Amurika we call 'em dumpsters so instead of

"King of the Skip Monkeys"

LGF would be

"President of the Dumpter Divers"


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:50 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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This thread needs resurrected or at least a sticky!

I found this at the dump today. £5. Full Deore groupset.... 1989 Raleigh Appalachian. :D
100% original apart from the back tyre, although the seat is fubar. :roll:
I'm not sure what to do with it now though.... :?
Here it is just out of the van.

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SWMBO just rolled her eyes up as per, and offered me a brew. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:02 pm 
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superstu wrote:
my missus thinks I love diy and the inevitable trip to the skip but its in the hope of finding more of this!! :lol:


I hear ya. :wink:


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