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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:57 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Hello roadies. I was offered this yesterday and the price seems reasonable to I took a gamble. It came from a house clearance of an enthusiast who Hung himself. This was his beater bike.

Sticker on the fork suggests tange tubing but there are no markings or numbers on the frame at all.

Components are all low end but apparemtly all his frames were custom made, but I doubt that.

Anyone have any clue on age/quality?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:49 am 
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Looks alright. I reckon the frame is reasonably quality well suited to its commuter guise. 531 with 26.8 is single butted I think, frame weight would give a good indication of quality but I don't really think that it should be a concern.

A little tidying and I think that'll be quite a looker.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:23 pm 
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cheers. taken some of the clutter off and it looks a bit better...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:05 pm 
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Nowt wrong with that mate,looks better de-cluttered


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:33 pm 
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I'm a big fan of de-cluttering but I must say that in this instance I preferred it before!

I like the mudguard and bag look and would have maintaned that with a cheap brown saddle (charge bucket or similar) and matching brown tape (Deda).


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:50 pm 
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The bike has a rather disturbing history and that bag made me feel sick so it has to go, as will the griptape and saddle.

I would never use the rack or planners either


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:52 pm 
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Good point....

Think that void between rear wheel and seat tube needs filling though.


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With what? And why?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:59 pm 
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With what? Mudguards are the only thing I know of, or big fat tyres.

Why? Aesthetics.


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Disturbing history ? what did he carry around in the saddle bag ??

Shaun


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