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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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sorry if its boring now


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Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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Looks a pretty good basis to build on, bear in mind many of us here are happy to guide you through fixes.
Whatever your quandary, its probably been asked before so the search function up top can be useful.

I like the colour.


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Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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give it a scrub up fit some new cables and get it going


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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thats my aim but the guy in the shop said the teeth look pretty worn front and back and im not up for spending time in hospital.

The rear casette is 7 ring and i can only find retro 8 ring xt on ebay, will this fit or do i really need a 7 ?


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Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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try it ans see what happens ,it'll just slip if its worn


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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sounds like my weekend is sorted, saddle, chain, brake cable and blocks, gear cables and mega clean !

just looked at cost for a respray !

or i could just bin it and bid on this, not as retro but ok

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Specialised-R ... 3a6b683266


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:17 pm 
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Don't you dare bin it. An hour with some cleaning products, a splash of petrol to remove the bad stuff, some new cables, new brake blocks and she will be fine. You should be able to make that ridable with £20.

Give it a try, worst case you can sell it on here for the £20 you paid.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:10 pm 
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maverick wrote:
Don't you dare bin it. An hour with some cleaning products, a splash of petrol to remove the bad stuff, some new cables, new brake blocks and she will be fine. You should be able to make that ridable with £20.

Give it a try, worst case you can sell it on here for the £20 you paid.


I agree completely. a good degrease, some soap, and some lube, i bet you could even get away without replacing the cables tbh, to get it perfectly rideable and really presentable, .i bet theres no need to replace cassettes and rings, thats for sure.

I rekon you had a bloody good buy to be truthfull. 8)


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