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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:54 am 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:07 pm
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Location: Rutherglen
Evening folks.

Here is a picture of my 1988 Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative Continental 12speed.

Reynolds 531 frame and forks with
Crankset. Stronglight 80 (48-36)
Brakes. Weinmann 570Top
Rims. Mavic Module 3CD
Hubs. Miche
Stem. ITM 90mm
Headset. Tange TG235
Handlebars. Sakae Road Custom England,
Saddle. Brooks b17
FD. Shimano Z202
RD. Shimano L541 (Datecode 'me' 1988 May)
Shifters. Shimano S434
Freewheel. Shimano MF Z012 6sp
Pedals. Lyotard 460D
BB. Stronglight 123mm ball and cup.
Seatpost. No name Alloy

I recently contacted Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Op and they informed me the frame was made in England by Falcon. It was £250 new in 1988. The continental name lives on in their modern range of bikes although it is now called the Revolution Continental.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:35 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:33 am
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
I like that.
I know the co-op have had a reputation for good value, decent quality bikes under their own brand name, but I didn't realise they were doing them as far back as 1988.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:41 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Rutherglen
The shop opened in 1977 and the Continental made an appearance in their first ever 1986 catalogue. Here is a picture of the Continental bike in 1986.


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