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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:24 pm 
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I found this at a car boot sale, and it is the best towpath bike I have ever ridden. Having owned and ridden almost everything else, I can now see why people liked them so much. I didn't really like Muddy Foxes when they were current, I had a Peugeot instead.

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Is there a bike you never really liked when they were current but appreciate now?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:39 pm 
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Bar end plugs - safety first!

Nice bike BTW.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Back when I was a kid, I would happily have ridden it with no brakes. ;-)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:38 pm 
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Score froma car boot!

These are really nice bikes, my old fella had one, it was stolen and he missed it every since..

I think its the wishbone that makes them ride so nice

I have recently reunited my olf man with a minter i picked up of the bay - will try to get a build thread up later


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Very nice Chris very nice indeed :D and its a nice colour for being on a canal.
Were the racks and bag included?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:14 am 
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No, they're mine. The front rack is far too big for off-road, though; you can't really see what the front wheel is doing. Still, I'll keep them because it looks nice.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:55 am 
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I must confess to disliking them BITD, but I'm really warming to them now.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:08 pm 
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A courier comp of that condition is a steel ( :facepalm: )

Foxes are like that they creep up on you and before you know it your wallet's empty.

Nice find, nice bike and a good use for it.

How do you find the 'reach' the later geo's have longer stems and can be a bit of a pain (and slightly ponderous) think yours is better than the '90 fluoro green one I've got in, or should that be on, the 'leash' :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:15 pm 
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Never liked Trek rigid or hardtail bikes BITD but now I quite like them. Bit upset when my retro Trek 8500 died but wasn't in the least interested in a 8500 in the past :roll:

Unfortunately the Courier Comp now, then and, unless I change my mind, for evermore is just ............well never going to light my fire.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:50 pm 
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I know! It's a very ordinary bike on paper. But I love riding it! I feel very confident on it, even with the top tube sitting that close to my bits.

The stem is a bit long, I might do a swap. But then, I'd need to find a matching yellow brake cable. I do have some Maguras kicking about though.....


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