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 Post subject: Dropping in to say hello
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:02 am 
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Hello boys and girls,

I thought I'd drop in and say hello :) and a big thank you for showing off all your fantastic machines, fantastic site , cannot believe there are so many of you here riding and restoring old bikes. congrats...

I have been riding and racing bikes , road, mountain and cross for over 25 years, and I commute each day to work , and try and ride off road at the weekends with my friends (work permitting)
A friend suggested that I should try here to try and source some original parts for my old univega that I'd like to try and restore. and going on what I've seen , I think he may have been right :)

I bought my Univega bike new back in the early 90's and after 10 years or so of riding hard off road , I put her into retirement in the attic and their she has been sat all alone and neglected, I dug her out recently and tried fitting modern bike parts , however they just don't 'sit' right with the skinny tubes and the vintage of the bike , so I guess its time to start hunting for some bits n bobs ,, Oh pants ____ is it time to leave for work already.. .Guess it'll have to wait till ron.....

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:19 am 
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Welcome! Be prepared for more bikes in your shed :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:51 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Haha, welcome indeed, enjoy, it gets better!!

Rich


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:55 am 
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Any pictures?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:40 pm 
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Thank you for the warm welcome, I'm hoping I can keep my spending and hobby in check, looks like some of you have waay to much time and money available.. lol

Tintin as you have asked. here is a photo or two of my trusty univega..

This is in its go to work clothing...

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And this one is when slicks just aint enough...

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As you can see it has undergone some small changes and tweeks since I wheeled it away from the showroom, I apologies for the non correct parts, long gone are the LX parts (apart from the front changer) ,but as parts wore I replace with what was available , but now I've discovered this forum, maybe I can put right some of the ugly additions. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:33 pm 
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Loving it! Welcome...


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:37 pm 
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Thanks Wookie


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:23 pm 
retrobike rider
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Location: In trubble'fsumthin r'uther....North Warwickshire
:lol: :lol: ........welcome!........put it back next to the radiator though.........in the second pic it looks frisian!.......... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ...........









......andi'llgetmecoat..........


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:56 pm 
retrobike rider
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I think you need to feetabix :facepalm:

Nice bike, you'll have period XT on that in no time. Then you'll buy another frame for another project. Then.... ;)

Welcome to the forum


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Welcome! Nice 'Moo'nivega'. :oops:

Sorry for that, but it had to be done....... :facepalm:


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