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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:46 am 
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My brother-in-law will be 12 this coming spring, and his parents are looking to get him a nice bike... he's currently on a 24" wheeled full suspension catalogue BSO with cable disc brakes.

I've stepped in as "the bike police" and told them that for money - under £150 ideally - they'd be better off getting him a secondhand hardtail with v-brakes (it'll teach him how to ride properly, less to go wrong, lighter etc.) and letting me set it up for him.

So that's the brief - a small (13-14") framed complete hardtail bike with full gearing, 26" wheels, rim brakes and decent front suspension. Under £150, as we need a few quid to 'pimp' the bike a little for him. Bear in mind that by his birthday, he'll probably be about 5'3", probably a fair bit taller by this time next year :shock:

Posted in the pre 1998 section too.

Cheers, Al


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:18 am 
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looks nice :)

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=130186


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:29 am 
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yeah forgot about that one, cheers


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:26 pm 
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I've a small frame (not sure what brand) with bomber forks and an fsa headset fitted. Recently powdercoated in pink. looks pretty cool can do pics if wanted.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:50 am 
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Location: Stockport, staring at the Peaks
Still got my cool as Subway frame & a 'few' appropriate bits (including bouncy forks, narrow diameter bars/grips, Vs et al)
- mate's rates on whatever you need and for a few beers I'll bring it round & oversee proceedings... :wink: :lol:

Lots of matching red parts & enough length to grow with him for a while, plus did I mention it's seriously cooool...? 8)


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