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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:31 pm 
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My oldest daughter is off to Edinburgh Uni next month and I need to build her a bike to use around town as there's no way she's taking her Marin Wolf Ridge. It would be a sure sticky finger trap.
Have rummaged through all my crap, er, component stash and I've got everything I need except wheels.
Was going to use the wheels off my old Saracen Tufftrax Comp but the rear bearing's a bit crunchy and rim walls look concave, so do any of you chaps have a pair of el cheapo wheels needing a new home.
They don't have to look good, just function OK, I'm purposely building a bike that looks like shit to make it a bit less likely to get nicked.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:59 pm 
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I 'may' have a pair you can have for free :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:07 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
I 'may' have a pair you can have for free :wink:


Ah, dat will be grand. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:12 am 
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old_coyote_pedaller wrote:
RobMac wrote:
I 'may' have a pair you can have for free :wink:


Ah, dat will be grand. :mrgreen:


failing that, I think I have a spare set of exage/araya jobbies, needing cones


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:16 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:25 pm 
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gmac123 wrote:
failing that, I think I have a spare set of exage/araya jobbies, needing cones


Thanks very much for offer, will maybe need them if I have to build up the Saracen if the bike I'm building for her gets nicked.

dyna-ti wrote:
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I think all the students favour geared hybrid types ,along the lons of something akin to a 50's raleigh town bike.
Typical. Up to a couple of weeks ago i had a front basket for ladies bikes,modern but new.Gave it away :roll: As im in the BS ,do you want me to keep an eye open for a nice shopping basket? Cant guarantee it will be the wicker type, probably modern


Er no, she was all for taking her full suspension Marin Wolf Ridge or a Claud Butler Mixte road bike (one of a pair of his'n'hers bikes bought from Edin Co-op years ago) that belonged to her aunt but both would have been prey to sticky fingers. At least all the bits on the one I'm building are, with the exception of Saint Rob's wheels, from my stash of bike bits that would have never been used again.
I will put a rack on back and get some cheap panniers, might have some in attic, come to think about it.

I've a couple of USE posts but just checked, they're 350/360mm, also a couple of Shockposts but they're just a wee bit longer, sorry.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:22 pm 
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old_coyote_pedaller wrote:
RobMac wrote:
I 'may' have a pair you can have for free :wink:


Ah, dat will be grand. :mrgreen:



Thats YOUR wheels (including skewers & 8 speed cassette) in the back of the car :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:54 am 
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Carnac road shoes have gone to a MacRetro MAMIL 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:01 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
Carnac road shoes have gone to a MacRetro MAMIL 8)



Oi - less o' the cheek you!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:08 pm 
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No one 'o' my better pics :oops:


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