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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:02 pm 
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mikee wrote:
mark , didnae think you batted for the other side mate

rumble thats nice ,even if it is french


Well, edited now, i thought it looked dodgy when i typed it :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:11 pm 
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Location: Renfrew , UK
I got this from Gumtree for £15. It was covered in thick greasy grime. The headset was loose. The front mech was so gummed up it didn't move. The rear mech was wound up with fishing line. Both tyres were flat and the wheels were black instead of alu. The black bars were rusty and it had crap mismatched shifters.
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After a few hour work and some bits from the parts box it's back on the road. It's amazingly comfortable and quick. Will make a nice winter commuter or student bike. Will be going back on Gumtree later this week.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:27 pm 
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That looks like a Black Burn rack and SKS guards on it.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:30 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Got a bit of a soft-spot for the mid-late '90s Speshs - cleaned up nice Hawmaw, good catch that.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:34 pm 
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zigzag wrote:
Got a bit of a soft-spot for the mid-late '90s Speshs - cleaned up nice Hawmaw, good catch that.


X2 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:48 pm 
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well today i robbed the wheels off the kona for the sbike :P

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it rides like a 17/18" so i'll be finnishing it and selling it :(


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:51 pm 
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Much better fit for those wheels, looks great- just out of interest, what are you thinking of selling it for?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:54 pm 
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cheers gazz :wink:

i'm not wanting top money for it so i'll add up what it owes me when it's finnished (still needs a seatpost as theres a coke-can shim in there :lol: )


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:07 pm 
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Eck, did ye no ask whit size it was before you bought it :?

Looks great with the blue wheels though :wink:

Mind you the beat up Carrera I've been given by TK is a 19" but it seems OK so far but if it doesn't work it cost nowt !


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:32 pm 
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the seat tube is 50cm so about 19" but it feel's smaller to me and it's giving me a sore neck just riding up and down the street :( :roll:


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