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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Hi there,

Hope this is OK with this being my first but, but I've been advised by our friends over on Singletrack to try and see if there's any interest here. I have a mid-80s Barry Hoban road bike for sale. I bought it to commute to university but I don't live a cycle-able distance any more so it doesn't get used.

Bought this off eBay (where it has been subsequently re-listed) off the other Mr Hoban, Barry's brother, who had it from new.

Bit of spec:

Reynolds 531 frame, 57cm top tube, GB bars, French Mistral 700c rims, Simplex front changer and 5 speed dérailleur, Weinmann side pull brakes.

Looking for £130 to just make my money back. It's in great nick and hopefully the pictures show this.

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Thanks,
Mike.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:59 pm 
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Balls just realised this isn't in the right section. If someone could move it that'd be great.

Sorry!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:15 pm 
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Does it have one of these early Shimano octalink-style bottombrackets?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Hi there,

It's just an adjustable cup and cone type. Don't quote me on this though I had to go ask someone myself :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:23 pm 
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mikerawlings wrote:
Hi there,

It's just an adjustable cup and cone type. Don't quote me on this though I had to go ask someone myself :)


THe old style also had cup and cones. WHat I'm talking about is if the spindle is square taper or something else, a more complicated version like nowadays is with the octalink.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:27 pm 
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Oh yeah the bit the crank bolts onto is square yeah.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Quite important information for those who want to take full use of the wide range rear mech, so it's easier to replace the crankset with for example a Stronglight 99 as a classic style compact crankset.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:57 pm 
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Yeah no worries, if anyone has any other questions feel free and I'll do my best to find out - I'm just more familiar with modern mountain bikes which is like the opposite of this :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:21 pm 
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Hi there

Is this bike still for sale?? If so could you contact me on 07833498337. Thanks!

Hugo Hollis


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