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 Post subject: Aende, back on the road.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:09 pm 
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Hi All,

New to the forum so though i would just say hi and post a pic of my Aende. I think i bought this from Pongo around 1984 and fitted it out with 600 ex components bit by bit as i saved up. Stored at home for the last 25 years. So glad i kept hold of it now. Just finished getting it back on the road, just needed a good clean up and new cables etc.


Have a 96 Cannondale M900 to in bright yellow. No suspension, hard tail. Will have to get a pic of that posted in the MTB section as it thinks its retro to now.

hopefully the photo attachment will work!


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 Post subject: Nice
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:09 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: held captive by baby haggis in a cave in Scotland
Thats a really lovely looking ride, awfully tall mind :wink: but nice.
Its always nice to see a machine that somebody has had from new, obviously well loved and looked after.
Jamie


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:26 pm 
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Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:49 pm
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Location: Washington DC USA
Love the colour and the yellow accents etc. Very smart indeed. And.... my size, too.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:19 pm
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Location: Scottish Borders
Bloomin' eck, you must be tall!!

Nice to read a similar story to mine. My Raleigh Gran Tour, bought as a new frame in mid 80s, is back on the road after 20+ years in storage in my garage. Mine was also built up with some 600 but a mish mash of other stuff too.

Unlike yours, mine is a well-worn winter bike but still as good to ride as on day one.

It's a great feeling (not just nostalgia) to bring an old bike back into commission and realise that it's still a very good bike! Get out there on it and enjoy it!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:13 pm 
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Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:57 pm
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you're are all dead right about it being a Tall ride. I am close to 6'8" so finding a bike that fits is a real struggle. Not sure if i would be able to find a modern alternative off the peg, or would have to go down the custom route again.

I got out on the Aende and had a good ride yesterday. Felt weird after riding a MTB for such a while. Still fun though and look forward to getting some more miles done.


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