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 Post subject: Arthur Caygill
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:11 am 
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Bit pricey in my opinion but may float someones boat.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-1980-s ... Swvfxeb6tQ


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 Post subject: Re: Arthur Caygill
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:37 am 
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Agreed. The parts don’t warrant that kind of asking price


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:46 am 
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raidan73 wrote:
Agreed. The parts don’t warrant that kind of asking price



Too true...the i-beam, ergo grips and (arguably) the tyres are instant value reducers. Paint combo is maybe a touch marmite as well - lovely frame though :D


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 Post subject: Re: Arthur Caygill
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:48 am 
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Yep I like the frame. I know Splashbacks were popular when they came out but I think they look terrible and ruin any bikes that wears them!


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 Post subject: Re: Arthur Caygill
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:46 pm 
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It's also tripled in price!!

https://www.shpock.com/en-gb/i/XPuN1Svx ... ntain-bike


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 Post subject: Re: Arthur Caygill
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:08 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
Agreed. The parts don’t warrant that kind of asking price


I thought the spec was a bit iffy for what is probably a nice riding frame. Certainly at that price.


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 Post subject: Re: Arthur Caygill
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:25 pm 
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He's got a nice looking Fire Mountain in small size too


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 Post subject: Re: Arthur Caygill
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:37 pm 
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foz wrote:
He's got a nice looking Fire Mountain in small size too


I saw that a few days ago. Also overpriced imo


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 Post subject: Re: Arthur Caygill
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:19 pm 
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I've a Caygill 653 MTB frame that's very similar in detail, right down to the cable stops, bet they're close in build dates. Lovely frames, could be a nice thing that with a bit of love and nicer post, bars etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Arthur Caygill
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:30 am 
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653 - Was a mixed tubeset with a 531pro main triangle. Stays used 753r and fork blades were borrowed from the 531c tube set.


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