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 Post subject: 1999 Ribble 853
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:17 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:17 pm
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Location: Wigan
I bought it new in 1999 full Campag Datona group...
got to a stage where it needed some TLC...
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as of last week it looked a little more like it...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:01 am 
South East Deputy AEC
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that is a big old unit!

very nice resto 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Wigan
61cm

Cheers for the comments - I'm well chuffed with it :D

resto finally came about 'cos my Saab needed some paint hence bike is now
Saab BC279 Steel Grey!

Mate at work had the Charge saddle going spare so the Grey/Red colour scheme was born

Reused all parts with the exception of tyres, cables, seat, bottom bracket and bar tape

Ribble weren't forthcomming with new stickers so Ebay come up with some from France for less money :?

Anyone got a link/contact for a reasonably priced 853 decal?

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:17 pm
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Location: Wigan
Well the right hand shifter bust today - one of the springs inside looks to have broke

Q1 - where can I get spares? / who does repairs?
Q2 - what would I need to convert to 10 (probable) or 11 (possible) speed?

Don't want to spend too much but would like to keep centaur (Datona) group

Q3 should I be asking else where?

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:45 pm 
Posh Mark
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Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
Reynolds will supply you the correct 853 decal direct.

I paid £4.95 for my last one. Super friendly too.

Bike looks great too 8)


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