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 Post subject: Re: Knight
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:05 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
dirtydog wrote:
Midlife wrote:
Dura Ace 7100 was late 70's to early 80's links in with the frame which has over bb cable guides and nutted brakes. Classy frame and kit :)


Not really sure what to do with it? I saved the poor thing from the tip!!! :cry:


Good save! Knight frames were quite good and with the early DA it's a great find. I would keep it if I had found it.

Worth Googling Knight. I think they may have employed ex-Viking builders?


Yeah, I'm really pleased I caught it before it was chucked! It's not something I'd keep if I'm honest. It may get sold 'as is', or I may do a complete strip down and rebuild? Those components need a darn good clean and polish! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Knight
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:32 pm 
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What some people throw out amazes me, why throw out a few hundred quids worth?


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 Post subject: Re: Knight
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:44 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
What some people throw out amazes me, why throw out a few hundred quids worth?


Exactly mate!

And the sad part is, how he told me he'd once loved this bike, and he'd done thousands of miles on it! The mind boggles! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:23 pm 
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I don't know whether to be happy or sad for you... that you don't get how or why that might happen..


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:57 pm 
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torqueless wrote:
I don't know whether to be happy or sad for you... that you don't get how or why that might happen..

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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:56 pm 
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torqueless wrote:
I don't know whether to be happy or sad for you... that you don't get how or why that might happen..


Not quite sure what you mean?

To clarify for you.....I meant I found it difficult to understand how someone could throw away something, they'd been attached to, and had served them well? But I guess we're all different... :|


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 Post subject: Re: Knight
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:30 pm 
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Did a little research on Knight cycles, interesting stuff! Surprised to find out, than even at their peak they were only knocking out 7 frames a week! Unfortunately when the frames started pouring in from Taiwan and China, knight's frame building days were soon to be over, and by the early 90's they were gone! Apparently they still build wheels, but only small one's for the likes of Brompton...


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 Post subject: Re: Knight
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:10 am 
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A few pics of my latest acquisition to follow, soon...


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