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 Post subject: My collection of bikes.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:08 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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As you can see from my post count, I'm not such a social poster here, more of a lurker for info & bits for sale.

So heres a bit of back ground info.

I used to ride a lot of bmx/trials when i was as little as 9, I'm now 26. Trials was my main sport when i was about 13, had various bikes ranging from Raleigh's, GT's & a Saracen. I know it's not a very good history but i was 13/14 with a paper round as a job lol, but the components were half decent. Stopped riding & sold up when i was 16 & been inactive ever since.

10 years later I've decided to start riding again, mainly to keep fit & to stop me spending thousands on my car ( main hobby ), but i'm really attracted to bikes & buying parts lol.

So heres my bikes, i wont list every component because i'm sure you all know from the pictures.

So first up is my pashley 26mhz. I always wanted a pashley but could never afford one back in the day. I bought this about 2 months ago for £200. I would say the condition of this bike is 8.5/9 out of 10. Shes my baby that has been rode twice since ownership. It looks like it has never been ridden for trials in her life & she will be a museum piece in my garage lol.

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Next up is my Orange impostor. I thought i was an Orange airo, but it's a coyote, no idea on the model. I bought this for the components, but I've fallen in love with it. So now she gets used for bike rides with my mates. Didn't pay to much for here considering the spec.

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& lastly, my Orange MsIsle. As with the pashley i always wanted one. This is a project for me to get my hands on. I won't go into to much details with what I'm going to do, I'll just up-date this thread when i can. But, it's not bad for £85 lol.

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Hope you enjoy the read & sorry for the essay :oops:.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:15 pm 
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That Pashley is a peach. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:47 pm 
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firedfromthecircus wrote:
That Pashley is a peach. 8)


She certainly is :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:57 pm 
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That MsIsle looks like its sporting half of the team animal decals. I'm pretty sure the tube will have once said animal on it. Does it look like its had some removed??


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:14 pm 
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ChrisBrown81 wrote:
That MsIsle looks like its sporting half of the team animal decals. I'm pretty sure the tube will have once said animal on it. Does it look like its had some removed??


Hi Chris,

The only sticker I can see that's been removed is the playstation logo which is on the down tube near the head tube.

I will have a look tomorrow to see if I can find anything.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:58 am 
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Those junior T's look just like my old ones that I sold on eBay a while ago, I kept the crowns polished and they look very similar. I wonder I wonder.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:23 pm 
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carter711 wrote:
Those junior T's look just like my old ones that I sold on eBay a while ago, I kept the crowns polished and they look very similar. I wonder I wonder.


Do you rember where the buyer was from?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:57 pm 
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firedfromthecircus wrote:
That Pashley is a peach. 8)


+1 -- I always wanted one. I didn't help matters that my fifteen year old self couldn't open an edition of MBUK without finding either, or both, of the Tongue brothers riding them :)

Not to mention a guy from Schmoo's (local shop BITD) owned a beautiful white/cream version of the 26MHZ...he never would sell it to me :lol:


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My new hubs turned up today. Some NOS hope xc hubs, 32h. £80 posted which I thought was ok. The front hub is slightly discoloured, but you won't notice it when there built up. I'll be putting them on the orange impostor to replace the deore disc hubs. Will probably lace them with gold nipples too :).

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:35 am 
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Luke26mhz wrote:
My new hubs turned up today. Some NOS hope xc hubs, 32h. £80 posted which I thought was ok.


For N.O.S. that sounds like a great deal to me. They're a beautiful bit of kit, they'll look very trick when built up - especially with gold nipples :D.


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