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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:52 pm 
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like it like it ... :)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:39 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
. I sold mine on ebay in about 2004 for £250!



WOW :shock:

That would buy a lot of bike stuff - looking for a good condition set of m900 XTR shifter/levers, but baulked at prices so far.


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dynamicbrick wrote:
NeilM wrote:
Nice find.

It really does amaze me what people will throw away, rather than drop off at the local charity shop.

Still, at least it got rescued in time.


It's a sad indictment of modern society that people will chuck out something which needs probably no more than £100 spending on it, and with care will last another 30+ years, when you can't actually buy an adult's bike for £100

Something about knowing the price of everything, and the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde I think.


In the past year I've been to the dump about 15 times. I've picked up five bikes/frames for myself, two of which I kept and three that have sold for around £350, plus at least 20 that have been given to the local community bike recycling scheme.

Just think of the other 350 days I haven't gone and the potentially great bikes that have been scrapped!


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Shame our tip isnt like that :oops:


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Woz wrote:
Can a 700c x 35 be rammed in the rear of those?


i make just over 34 wide on rear stays so very doubtfull


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:24 pm 
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biggs682 wrote:
Woz wrote:
Can a 700c x 35 be rammed in the rear of those?


i make just over 34 wide on rear stays so very doubtfull


Thanks Biggs for taking the time to check. Another potential scratched off the list :cry:


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