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 Post subject: Nice little run-around
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:18 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:07 am 
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Very Cool.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:29 am 
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Wow...dream bike and so cheap for what it is, a part of British MTB history 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:17 pm 
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Looks fast.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:13 pm 
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M-Power wrote:
Wow...dream bike and so cheap for what it is, a part of British MTB history 8)


Not cheap enough, after all it is just a worn out race bike surely


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:32 pm 
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retrobikeguy wrote:
M-Power wrote:
Wow...dream bike and so cheap for what it is, a part of British MTB history 8)


Not cheap enough, after all it is just a worn out race bike surely


The Joke is, if this was a Yeti ex-team bike, or Tinkers Klein, it would be Four figures plus already.

Go figure.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:34 pm 
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And the Pros Closet would be clambering all over it for his personal collection so called museum.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:31 pm 
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That is lovely.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:34 am 
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What does frustrate me with all things vintage, is the excuse used and sometimes called Patina.

I get that its an old race bike, i get that its had use, it took me a while, but i even understand the want to keep its originality. But what excuse is there for laziness...?

A good de-grease, some careful polishing on all the Campag, a little fettle to those shifters etc, the frame stripped bare of its components, washed cleaned, polished, those cable rollers removed cleaned and reinstalled, it would be a different bike, "Patina" still intact looking a million dollars more and probably running better too.

Im pretty sure, Isla Rowntree wouldnt keep in that condition

Im sure she doesnt shit where she eats.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:11 pm 
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Very nice bike, as per Carl, little bit of tlc and this would zing

Isla’s bike probably cheaper than a new Islabike!


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