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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:00 pm 
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The object of my desires circa 1988 (along with that blonde girl in the 5th year that always had the short skirt), and it's now on the tip. Such a shame. I wonder what that girls doing these days too?

What do you plan to do with it?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:03 pm 
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lorenzo wrote:
........blonde girl in the 5th year that always had the short skirt.........


Funny that- she went to my school as well......... :P


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:11 pm 
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Oh, that's opened up a few old wounds. When I started cycling, two of my mates had those bikes and they used to leave me for dead :lol:

Good luck with the rebuild!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:04 pm 
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brings back my youth, i sold loads of them i used to recomend them to my customers cos we had shed loads.them and the peugeot anc,it will make a cool fixie.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:36 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
That looks like one of the smaller sizes they made in that model :twisted: :roll:

I've never seen a small one!! They're all huge.


yeah, what was up with the sizing on mass market pipe ten speeds? i got given a huge peugeot as a kid, maybe the bike shop staff used to tell parents to buy the biggest frame possible.... "he'll grow into it".

for maximum effect, these bikes should be ridden with the saddle just above the top tube, and the bars through 180 degrees for that postman position :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:44 am 
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pogle wrote:
it will make a cool fixie.

It'll make a fixie after a bit of file work to that short drive-side dropout. It'll never make a cool one.

I put tens of thousands of miles on one of these (the next size down though) - first with derailleurs, then fixed, then singlespeed, and finally with a Sturmey AW. In hindsight, a better frame might have justified all the effort.

This might make somebody a reasonable hack or runabout, but a strong or heavy rider will want a stiffer frame, especially in this size.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:28 am 
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its going to the home of a needy gent who has a fast growing son in need of a larger frame.


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