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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:20 am 
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My f-in-l has just retired and decided he wants a bike.
He set a max budget of £150 and was going to go off to Halfords for a BSO made out of lead.
Managed to persuade him otherwise and won him a nice 94ish STX Clockwork on ebay - that's me, him and the missus on Oranges now!

He'll no doubt moan about it being old, but at least I know he's got a better steed than he would have ended up with had he been left to his own devices!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:36 am 
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He will never know how close he was to spending the worst ever £150 of his life :D

Shame he cant ride his Orange for a few months then test ride a BSO and see the difference :D


I was given 3 BSO of varying degrees in the quality spectrum, took them around the block and could not believe the quality of them - they were shocking :shock: :shock:

They were pretty new, i stripped them down and the only parts worth keeping were the tyres (only Kenda but good for the kids bikes :D ) and the innertubes, the rest was binned :!:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:34 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
He will never know how close he was to spending the worst ever £150 of his life :D



a BSO for £ 200 will be pants.

any photos of the orange?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:53 pm 
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Not yet.
Picking it up Monday


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:05 pm 
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this one is it???
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=251022&p=1889145#p1889145

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481 ... 2329b3f4be


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:42 pm 
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That's the one!


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