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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Just acquired another one to add to my growing collection.
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A 1988 Muddy Fox Aluminium (or Laser as the pic is in the 1988 Brochure).

Looking forward to restoring this one.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:12 am 
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Took the courier out for a blast in the woods with the missus yesterday. I'm still amazed by how great these old bikes ride compared to a lot of modern bikes.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:21 pm 
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jimwise68 wrote:
Took the courier out for a blast in the woods with the missus yesterday. I'm still amazed by how great these old bikes ride compared to a lot of modern bikes.


They do feel great to ride and possible more fun too. The courier comp rides better than a trek 4 series I've got, and a ton more fun than a spesh rockhopper I had.
then again single speeds are a lot of fun. 8)

My two toys :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:03 am 
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yet another one to my collection.
1988 Trailblazer
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:33 am 
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A rare one, only one I have seen that Jim.

Here's my new one the uber rare 1990 Prestige Comp, only one I have seen:

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Full Tange Prestige Frame and Forks, Suntour XC Comp/Pro group with XT Hubs and Pedals.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:38 am 
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Cracking bike that Carl. What tyres are they?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:41 am 
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They are Charge Splashbacks, I'm not 100% sold on them looks wise, although they do go better with dark anno rims that silver ones but I can't run to 2 set of Timbuk2 re-issues from firstflight. It was £40 delivered for 4 off eBay vs about $160 + delivery, customs and VAT.

Carl.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:46 am 
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ahh yep, with you on they look better on dark rims, the sidewalls are too volumous.

The hardest part of the rebuilds is getting the right tyres, oh and grips and seats lol


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:05 pm 
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So do you try for close to as bought as possible then with these?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:09 pm 
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For me Im trying to get mine to be as they would have from the shop, but it seems that the brochure is slightly out when it comes to what was actually on them. So makes it a bit more difficult.

Had they been a frame and fork only then I would have put era correct parts on them.


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