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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Wilts
Nice.

I bought a Dawes kingpin folder off ebay for £5 when drunk. spares or repair. only needed a bit of tlc, cables and tyres. since added a modern crank and DMRs as they were laying around.

not sure what i'll use it for though? but i didnt own a folder so had to have one incase

rides really well, but flexes alot! :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:47 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Dude, a shopper almost looking 'rough' or should it be 'ruff' lol, I like


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 Post subject: twenty
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:55 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Location: glasgow
Ok so I have decided to hold onto my Shopper for just now - saw this and was wondering, would it be fun to rebuild it more like a Raleigh Commando?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamtargets/3426434227/


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:57 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cool saddle, they dont make them like that any-more..

I went Boxer, Grifter, some random Falcon I think.

BTW, I won a Dawes on ebay fopr £10.60 last night, picked it up...needs some work, time for a build-off then Nelly...not a bad ideal really...everyone pick up cheap shoppers and go mad...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:19 pm 
MacRetro rider
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A build off eh? Sounds good, but are we going for concourse or wild re-imagining? My problem is that mines is in stunning condition, but what I really want to do is customize. Got a spare set of wheels for me?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:37 am
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I picked up a once proud Dawes kingpin for £10.60 http://www.folding.tv/?p=9 yesterday, a random ebay bid and I won...not quite sure it was a good idea though, she's a keeper.

Not too bad but far off the link above and these silly types http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~hadland/kingpin.html

Got to finish off the orange bike before I start on something new...would like to see a nice restored twenty though :)...I might strip down and go for pub build but we'll see what the future holds.

A build-off, great idea...see what people come up with, cap a budget and chose the raleigh twenty or something easy to get...t'would be fun.

<off to garage to look at the old girl>


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:10 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Ok, so where shall we set the budget? You've spent £10.60, but I need wheels for mine.....I think thats a level start.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Ah a good linky for restoration tips etc http://www.bicyclehub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=116, quite happy with my purchase now :D.

Think i'll need to blow more than 10.60, the rubber and cables arent looking too clever


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:19 pm 
MacRetro rider
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great link, that guy wins! I notice that Dawes has a proper headset. My twenty has the funny plastic thing. Ideally I'de like to replace the headest, but i haven't figured out if that means new forks? The wheels are the first order of business. Shall we cap the budget at £50 then?


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