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 Post subject: Overbury?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi Everyone,

I fancy adding a retro mountain bike to my collection - which goes from an 1870 Boneshaker to modern recumbents - and remember lusting after an Overbury when I was a lad. Well, 20 yo man.

Any tips on what to buy and where?

Ta.


Roger the Hilldodger.
Leicester's most handsome Penny Farthing rider.


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 Post subject: At last
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:14 pm 
Old School Hero
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Finally, someone else on here into SERIOUSLY retro bikes

Check out http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4064&highlight= and http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1235&highlight=

The cushion tyre bike is now rideable and has been identified as an 1890 Buckingham and Avon.

If you don't already know about it, check out http://www.ivcarally2008.org.uk/public/index.php?cmd=menu&id=-1 for a decent event for the 'shaker and a new penny stack world record attempt.

As for the Overburys, my brother has one from '83 but I don't think he's selling (same goes for my '83 Evans and '84 Stumpjumper I'm afraid).


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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A new Penny Stack record, eh?

The current record was the finale of Spokesfest 2003 on Abbey Park in Leicester - and I should know because I was the Event Director :D

Did you take part?

I now run Cyclemagic, the organisation I co-founded :D

www.cyclemagic.org.uk


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:29 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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John's (administrator) got an Overbury's


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:36 pm 
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I wasn't at spokefest 2003 (or was it really then, maybe I was), but was in the record at leicester a few years back (131 I think it was, if that's the one you mean then obviously I was!!!). We're aiming for 200 next year and already have a huge number confirmed from all over europe coming to take part.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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The 131 stack was at Spokesfest 2003!


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 Post subject: Pioneering
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:48 pm 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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I have a Pioneer freshly rebuilt.... ready for it's maiden RSF outing.

8)

Mr K


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 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:49 pm 
Mr Darcy
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why mr k, thats a very sweet build there. very nice. very very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Pioneering
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:55 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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mrkawasaki wrote:
I have a Pioneer freshly rebuilt.... ready for it's maiden RSF outing.

8)

Mr K


and beautiful it is 8) [drool]


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 Post subject: Missing in action
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:00 pm 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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Thread hijack...

Any sign of that Ellison, Andy...???

Mr K


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