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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 4:09 pm 
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ksvb5368 wrote:
ha flyboy, trust me you really are preaching to the converted. I know there's nothing better than bringing something back to life! I caught the bug a long time ago.

However, it is my experience that this can still end up costing you a small fortune and i'm sure there's going to be countless out there who would agree.

I would say if you're going to budget for £100 you should budget atleast that for the repair/replacements over the next 6 months, if not immediately. Or, you can spend alittle more just now and try make sure you have got something thats been cared for.

Ebay really is a mixed bag of tricks but that is a whole other story.


Yeah sorry about that, i didn't read your whole post.


Here's another bike

good condition, excellent price:

http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/ralei ... r/79980752

and in london!


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:52 pm 
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Here's one:

http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=50369


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 11:09 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 11:39 am
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Location: South East London
Hi all,
I have contact most of the sellers suggested.
The Gumtee bike has gone, I'm watching Ebay for two others.
Please do keep the ideas coming.
I have upped the budget to £150 for the right bike too.

But the best part, I have used my MTB to learn how to do some maintenance.
So far I have re-greased the wheel bearings, headset, gears, adjusted the derailleur's & brakes. What a difference, and an enjoyable experience seeing the turnaround.
cheers
Ian


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 12:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 11:39 am
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Location: South East London
Hi all.
I am still looking out for a bike.
I have had no joy with gumtree, most bikes I have phoned about, the sellers have no idea about the history.
"Someone who owed me money gave it to me" Etc, stolen.

Ebay, I keep getting out bid.

I cant keep up with the posts on the forums..CTC, Retrobike,lfgss.

Am i missing something?

I am going to place a wanted add, but any other ideas.
Cheers
Ian


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 2:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Sorry your not having much luck finding a bike.

If i see any good ones i'll post them here for you.


flyboyovyick


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 3:07 pm 
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Location: Plymouth, UK
I really like the look of this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RETRO-FALCON-RACI ... 500wt_1156

With a 531 frame it always leaves the possibility for upgrades and its only 100 quid?


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 3:18 pm 
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Location: Plymouth, UK
I also quite like the look of this one, is perhaps at the top end of your budget though:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-Handbuilt ... 972wt_1139


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 4:31 pm 
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At first glance I'd go for the Falcon...the handmade Dawes bit can be misleading as can the 531 sticker...most cheaper frames are only 531 maintubes, and they ride a lot different to a full 531 frameset (stays and forks).

There are bargains to be had but the advice on here is sound, as you can spend lots of £s bringing a bike up to scratch if you're on a tight budget.

Good luck.

Roadking.


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 6:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks guys,
I just missed the falcon auction.
But the bike would have to be in easy reach of London as i don't have a car.
I have put a WTD post, so hopefully something will come up.
Thanks again
Ian


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 12:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 11:39 am
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Location: South East London
Hi All,
Is this any good;
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/ralei ... 0/80330379

Cant find a lot of info about the Carlton with Raleigh components?
Thanks
Ian


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