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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:18 am 
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Not as spectacular as some 'tip finds' I've seen on here, but my good deed for the day yesterday was to rescue this from the local dump.

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Actually, I can see why someone wanted to throw it away: the rear tyre holds no air and the bar tape is, like, *really* scruffy. It's also slightly big for me so I'll probably chuck it back in the skip later.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:32 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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What size is it? My ribble was stolen recently and i'd love another!!! Scruffy bar tape or otherwise!


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nice find.


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Nice one 653 tubing n'all.
The guys at my tip won't let me near the bike stash they have. I think there is a guy in the area who pays them a few bob to get the bikes for him :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:13 pm 
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wow, campag ergos an all.

Seriously, it looks too good for a genuine throwaway. There's a possibility its been nicked and the thief wasnt in the know how to sell on a road bike. I'd hold fire or take advice before doing anything, esp if youre selling & money changes hands.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:39 pm 
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pigman wrote:

There's a possibility its been nicked


Yep - the thought has certainly crossed my mind. I can't imagine the original owner deciding it had no value.

However it was pretty filthy (dusty) when I got it. the wheels in particular were covered with cobwebs. This makes me think it's just been sitting in a shed for a while, before being binned in good faith by a relative or someone having a clearout. I'm fairly comfortable with it at the moment, although as you suggest I'll make gentle enquiries at LBSs & local groups before counting any chickens.


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clownfish wrote:
pigman wrote:

There's a possibility its been nicked


Yep - the thought has certainly crossed my mind. I can't imagine the original owner deciding it had no value.

However it was pretty filthy (dusty) when I got it. the wheels in particular were covered with cobwebs. This makes me think it's just been sitting in a shed for a while, before being binned in good faith by a relative or someone having a clearout. I'm fairly comfortable with it at the moment, although as you suggest I'll make gentle enquiries at LBSs & local groups before counting any chickens.


That will be a garage/shed 'I've given up cycling, I'll take it down the tip to see if anyone wants to make use of it' type find. Looks to be a legit 'tip find' of the highest quality.

I get it all the time when its been sat and the wife wants room or people are moving house.

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