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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:41 pm 
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I picked this up last week - it needed very little in terms of work, a few cables, wheels tensioning and general set up. Please go easy on the saddle/seatpost set up and the toes clips n straps;- all borrowed from my commuter to get it out in the woods before the rain set in. It'll have more appropriate stuff soon. 853 throughout, including the stays and rides like a beast, I could barely be happier. This, to me neatly straddles the line between retro and modern, built in 2002 with V brake only, but "modern" geometry and fork. Ace!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:55 pm 
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that looks lovely :D


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:07 am 
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Thats looks minty, nice to see some more modern Reynold steel!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:40 pm 
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Never ridden a full 853 including the stays - bet thats a very sweet ride!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:53 am 
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Just a few picture updates, now I've had this for a couple of months. I've ridden it far more than I thought I would, and starting to get things how I like them :D . Not everyone is going to approve of my changes and choices - there's some pretty modern stuff on it now, but it's all good practical stuff that doesn't need pampering on the trail - and I love the way it looks and rides now :D .
Since buying, changes have been; bar, stem, grips, V brakes and levers, chainset, pedals, seatpost and saddle........nearly there!



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