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 Post subject: Skip monkey !
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:41 pm 
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This site has turned me into a proper skip monkey !! i cant pass one without checking it out for potential retro gold :lol:
well it may not be gold but i did find this
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it looks like it has been in a garden for years but i just could not leave it ! it has the bars and controls, the seat and post and the mechs and brakes but anything chrome has pretty much gone .there is a front wheel but i dont know if its from this , no chainset or rear wheel though.
The frame number is GP898809 so im guessing 1989 ? this is after a quick clean :D


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 Post subject: Re: Skip monkey !
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:24 pm 
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Nice find :)

It could well be an '89 model, have a look here for more detailed info... http://www.mombat.org/Specialized_Specs.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Skip monkey !
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:30 pm 
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good on you. bikes and their components can take some stick, by design. always worth rescuing what you/we can.

that spesh will build to a perfectly usable bike for somebody.

I tend to live by a get what you can , when you can philosophy. even if you can only salvage a 1" headset spacer. those build finishing odds & ends.

nice one 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Skip monkey !
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:01 pm 
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Thanks guys :D
found it !
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/M ... ewsIndex=1

Im amazed at how it has survived , all threads are fine ,bottom bracket , seat post and stem all came out ok no dents or bends , plenty of scrapes and damaged decals but not bad for 25 years old !! looking at the MOMBAT LINK , cheers jimo746 ! it looks like the front wheel that was in there too is original .shame there was no rear wheel or chainset .or maybe thats just greedy lol .

cheers Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Skip monkey !
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:05 pm 
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ahh young padawan..you need to talk to the master...legrandefromage

he's spent so much time in the dump his name is stig...and not the top gear chappy


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 Post subject: Re: Skip monkey !
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:26 pm 
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sylus wrote:
ahh young padawan..you need to talk to the master...legrandefromage

he's spent so much time in the dump his name is stig...and not the top gear chappy


Ha Ha ! tried the local tip but the force was not strong with me , when asked about buying stuff off the site i was met by " no mate were only allowed to sell compost " :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Skip monkey !
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:10 pm 
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a good find there,well done!


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 Post subject: Re: Skip monkey !
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:26 pm 
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MCsanandreas wrote:
a good find there,well done!


Thanks mate , im pretty happy :D something for nothing in this day n age is pretty rare !

Cheers Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Skip monkey !
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:19 am 
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Free bike can't complain.

Just noticed the location of the rear brake, never seen one like that before, I'm guessing it's designed for dry sunny days and not muddy winters.


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 Post subject: Re: Skip monkey !
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:04 am 
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Rob H wrote:
Free bike can't complain.

Just noticed the location of the rear brake, never seen one like that before, I'm guessing it's designed for dry sunny days and not muddy winters.

Hi , yes i guess it was a design idea from california ! it only seemed to be around for a couple of years , i have seen it on bikes from apollo and a lot of GTs of the era , im sure there are plenty of others too . :)


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