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 Post subject: oh dear .....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:57 pm 
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.... ebay got the better of me and I ended up getting another bike, a cheapie so will see how bad it is tomorrow.... :?


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 Post subject: Re: oh dear .....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Any hints. Got to love a random purchase!


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 Post subject: Re: oh dear .....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:14 pm 
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my third Gary Fisher (early 00s I think) .... with hindsight a totally stupid thing to do as I am really am out of storage space ....... :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: oh dear .....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:36 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Savvalook then!


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 Post subject: Re: oh dear .....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Like!


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 Post subject: Re: oh dear .....
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:06 pm 
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it's here, 2000 X-Caliber. Cheap but not overly nasty.

+ points
+ frame is Aluminium top notch Genesis geometr, did not spot any crack or serious damage :?
+ frame is Large accroding to faded sticker :lol:
+ rare Hayes disc brakes :?:
+ Marzocchi forks - not sure of condition

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- paint is not great in some places but not too bad. :(
- will be stripping headset, hubs, forks brakes
- crap saddle :shock:
- seapost is low range and has shim (don't like shims!)
- Hayes brake levers are clunky :evil:

don't think it is a keeper but'll keep me occupied for a little bit. :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: oh dear .....
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:37 pm 
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at the front of the bike, you can just about see a short length of white brake cable outer near the stem .... yep, that is curtain wire!!! Image


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 Post subject: Re: oh dear .....
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:47 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Interesting. Nice frame.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:26 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Love that era fisher frames. Looks ace.


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 Post subject: Re: oh dear .....
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:52 pm 
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loooks better in photo than in real life - frame decals are faded on one side, lots of minor scratches and paint loss but struturally sound.

it is all in bits now - finished overhauling the z3s.

will need:
- outer/middle and possibly inner chainring
- chain
- cassette
- front mech


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