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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Walvale
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:52 pm 
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Location: West Lancashire
Just picked the wheels up tonight from Pete Matthews. Highly reccomended, great to deal with and highly knowledgeable. Wheels look and feel really good, Dura Ace 32 hole hubs, NOS Araya rims, aero spokes.

Dropping the finished wheels off at The Bicycle Lounge (formerly "Harry Middletons") in the morning to get the gears sync'd up to the cassette and it will be all done! Cant wait.....

Pictures to follow tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Walvale
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:14 pm 
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Heres the final pics of the bike before I went out on it Sunday. My first club outing! Wasn't the weather for it really....... Bit gutted at the state of the bike when I got back in! But I did it up to ride not look at. Ideally I could do with a winter ride as well but need to save up some more. Anyway, let me know what you think. Cheers.

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Walvale
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:36 pm 
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bloody 'el that's nice!! subtle but refined - tastefully done all round. Given it's sparkling condition I'd agree you should locate a winter bike. Paint job is top notch, worth the $ outlay for sure. Unusual internal cable route for the rear brake - not seen many that send the cable around that side before. What age is the frame?


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Walvale
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:38 pm 
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Its a 1986 frame


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Walvale
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:49 pm 
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oh yeah, clue's in the title - long day!!!

tight geometry and wheelbase, bloody nice bike.


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Walvale
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:05 pm 
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This bike is now for sale. £625


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