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 Post subject: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Any info available on the late 80s bikes? Model ranges etc ? Some actually have decent-ish kit on.

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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Cortina and dolomite were the best models that I remember cromo frames and exage trail on the cortina with a smokey finish like diamond backs. Dolomite was double u brake at one point with a red and white fade and a higher spec group than the cortina but I'm not sure exactly which one.

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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:43 pm 
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I had an Emmelle Dolomite in about 1991, don't remember if I got it new or what it was like - seem to remember it being better than a BSO but knowing it wasn't really up to much. Had the smoky finish in red/black. Would love to see a pic of one.


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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:15 am 
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I had an Emmelle BITD. It was poo. That is all. :|


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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:44 am 
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Emmelle was a brand that was owned and marketed by distributors Moore Large.


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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:48 am 
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Here's the frame my friend had

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-1980s-M ... 872771712?

Only plain gauge cromo but not high ten and fastback stays and 2 u-brake mounts, his was somewhat smaller. I have a feeling this may have come fitted with mountain LX as it was 21 speed.

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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:15 am 
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NeilM wrote:
Emmelle was a brand that was owned and marketed by distributors Moore Large.

in dunstable, and the rep from them that used to visit us went on to start chaineys in milton keynes. nice guy too.
but yea, pretty much anything that moore and large sold was low end.


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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:03 am 
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I have a 1987 (I think) green splatter paint effect Dolomite in my hallway at the moment. Building it up for MacRetro National event in Aviemore. Frame and forks are pretty nice and not heavy, definitely chromolly steel of some description. Very nicely put together and a surprise to me because Emmelle and BSO are terms linked in my mind. I had a friend with a Cortina in the past, pretty good bike I later realised but not at the time :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:59 am 
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Well I've spotted one on eBay which looks ok.... I'll take a punt and then if I win I'll post it up on here. I only want it as a station hack bike.

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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:39 pm 
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That the pink and white cortina XL, looks quite reasonable spec ?


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