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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Hartlepool
Thanks for all the help guys, definitely a few there I hadn't considered. Just need to be patient I guess, the pickings seem to be a little slimmer up here in the North East, but I think I was being a bit impatient too. Is eBay good for finding deals or is it usually overpriced? There's a bike recycling charity called Recyke y’Bike that has a few shops nearby, that might be a good place to have a nosy.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:30 pm 
Old School Hero

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eBay is good but real bargains are rare. Scpock is more localised and you can get a bargain but has less choice and a lot of tat to trawl through. If you get talking to a guy at the charity then ask if you can see the stuff that's in the back they haven't started working on. Make a cash offer for what you want and it's win win on both sides. I've done it myself. If you choose something that needs more than just cables which is what you want then they are more inclined to get rid cheap for a quick profit without putting any money or time in. Go in and talk bikes and tell them your looking for a project and ask what's in the back.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:38 pm 
Old School Hero

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On a side note I got my first mountain bike for many years in may. I now have five complete. One in pieces and a couple of frames with a shed full of parts. That's not including the few I've sold along the way. So bear in mind they breed like rabbits.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:37 am 
Dirt Disciple

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So, do you guys reckon if I got this for under £30 it'd be worth it? Or would you say it's already overpriced at £20?
Raleigh retro 501 reynolds steel mountain bike frame wheels seatpost Durham


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:43 am 
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Look for a full bike. Will work out much cheaper.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:10 am 
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That's the same frame as my Raleigh Dune Dancer . But I agree with THM , buy a complete working bike. You'll get one for about £40


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:02 pm 
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'artlypool ?
There are a few of us up that end.
(I'm not quite but do ride with people on moors etc.

Why lugged. That and Ken knows all the kebab shops I believe.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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FluffyChicken wrote:
Why lugged.

I don't know in particular, I just like the aesthetics, I'm not under any impression that there's any advantage to lugged frames.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:34 pm 
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Good fun turning old mountain bikes into useful transport. Agree - go with full bike and upgrade as you go.

How about this: CroMo (Reynolds K2 - butted and splined for extra pleasure), big old head tube meaning you could go for a wicked drop bar build. Put in a cheeky offer and it would be at your door for 70 notes.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-Stra ... SwUlxaJ-e7

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Wow, that's not bad at all. Might even be able to nip down and pick it up when I go down to my parents' in Bradford.


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