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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:57 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:38 pm 
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Location: The Home Of Mountain Biking, And All Great Things.
Clockwork all day.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:45 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Bang for buck I'd go for a Saracen. Can be had with decent spec for £50 to £100 easily, quite often a bit less. 1989 was the best year imo 8)

Diamond Back, Carrera, Ridgeback, Dawes etc also give great BfB because they're not that popular. Doesn't mean they're bad though and prices can be very, very low.

If it was my money I'd be looking towards a Orange Clockwork/Prestige/Aluminium 'O'. A decent one will be at the top of your price range and above though unless you grab a bargain. Also look towards a 1990/91/92 Marin. Your budget should get you on a decent Eldridge or Pine Mountain. Beware of over priced low spec Marins though, some people have paid way over the odds in the past so some sellers think they can charge 100's for a Muirwoods or Palisades. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:56 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Yateley, Hants.
This 1990 Cindercone :http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290881430747?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649&clk_rvr_id=462715119395
went for only £75 and would have fitted the bill nicely.
The Cindercone and Lavadome should be on the list along with the Kiluea (you may get lucky) and there have been a few Stumpjumpers traded for less than £150.
The Clockwork should be on the list but they have such a strong following that values remain high and you get less for your money, just don't overpay for something with STX when you could have LX or DX on the others.
Also the GT Avalanche is a good bet too, There is a 1991 for sale on here at the moment in your budget and that has DX and a Prestige frame in the iconic Daktari White paint scheme. http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=243922&hilit=avalanche That's where my money would be.

Carl.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:34 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Location: Moor to sea in Devon
Look no further

I have been thinking of having a good clear out in the coming months

I have a
92 kona lava dome
89 Saracen tufftrax
94 kona lava dome
And an orange c16r project

All of which will be up for grabs soon

Kirbdug :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:37 pm 
Retro Guru

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Thanks Retrobike lots of info to digest 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:54 pm 
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http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewit ... 4164722165

Saracen kili


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:16 pm 
retrobike rider
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Orange C16R: Has to be one of the most underated retrobikes out there, really excellent bikes and tough as old boots.

Don't forget that Canti's and V's share the same bosses, all my MTB's have V brakes, and they range from a 1990 Roberts White Spider to a 2002 Yates.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:26 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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You should get a decent GT Avalanche for that kind of money - prestige tubes and DX/XT - great riding bikes 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:42 am 
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univega alpina racelite - incredible ride for easy money...

cheers, b


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