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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:36 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:35 pm
Posts: 8422
Location: The desolate flats of Cambridgeshire

Alright in 1989 I was gifted a racer, but the first thing I did was flatbar it and stick on the most tread I could find.

I bought this ff the bay for £25 BIN, missing a front wheel. It cost me 12 to get it collected from merseyside and dropped off in London, the front wheel pushed the price just over £50 all in.

531 Ribble frame
Shimano RSX100 Groupset
Campag Record Hub on Mavic MA40 front wheel
Cinelli Criterium bars
Cinelli stem
Mavic Seatpost (stuck but at the right height!)

I gave it a once over with a damp cloth to clear the 8 years of dust, tightened up the headset and dropped the front wheel into the fork. Gave it a once around the block at lunchtime then used it to get me back to paddington in the evening (7-8miles)

It is now my key componant in plans to avoid the underground strike for the next few days.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:40 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:49 am
Posts: 4050
Location: A veritable floating palace
That wheel looks at home. Bargain, that bike was. Very nice.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:47 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:03 pm
Posts: 196
nice one. Early Ribble steel frames are good quality . I still have a flo pink 653 :oops:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:26 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:35 pm
Posts: 73
That looks great. I am tempted to get myself a retro road bike tbh.

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