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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 12:54 pm 
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Good parts scavenge for a Macc lad.


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 6:46 pm 
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Yeah right o !!!

Good bikes :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:41 pm 
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Thats a big gate! wow, erm its not far away so in the watch just incase! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:48 pm 
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nope, no they didn't.

Although the oval cranks might be worth a few bob.


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:02 pm 
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Remember back in 1990 when I had a Tufftrax and my pal had a Palisades our mortal enemies both rode Dolomites. All priced around the £370 mark I seem to remember. Obviously my mate and me thought (correctly :wink: )our bikes to be far superior!


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 11:03 pm 
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OK fair enough, it ain't no 'yo eddy' but it wasn't supermarket tat either.


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 11:40 pm 
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fredgassit wrote:
OK fair enough, it ain't no 'yo eddy' but it wasn't supermarket tat either.


Ha ha ..... Point taken !! What I always remember about bikes like these was great components and nasty frames !! For example I had a Carrera from Halfords with XT throughout ( Inc those lovely little brake levers with the little clear window bit ;-) But the frame in all honesty was pants !! Reynolds but what bike wasn't built using Reynolds back in the day !!!!

Speaking of shit bikes, I wonder if the local thief still has my Holdsworth ??

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Speaking of Carreras and Halfords:

I worked there while doing my A levels, bought a couple of Carreras, but once paid 50p (no sh*t), for a complete Quattro comp minus frame and fork, that's entire 1989 Deore XT II grouppo and wheels, all in top nick (insurance write off). I've still got the pedals!!

50p was a lot in them days, I was earning £1.84 an hour if I recall.

They once listed XT thumbies at £7.76 (each side) in the spares list, you could order them but never get them at that money. I think I did manage to get an XT seatpost (New) for less than a tenner once.

Oh happy days!


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 10:43 pm 
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fredgassit wrote:
Speaking of Carreras and Halfords:

I worked there while doing my A levels, bought a couple of Carreras, but once paid 50p (no sh*t), for a complete Quattro comp minus frame and fork, that's entire 1989 Deore XT II grouppo and wheels, all in top nick (insurance write off). I've still got the pedals!!

50p was a lot in them days, I was earning £1.84 an hour if I recall.

They once listed XT thumbies at £7.76 (each side) in the spares list, you could order them but never get them at that money. I think I did manage to get an XT seatpost (New) for less than a tenner once.

Oh happy days!



Damn right !!!!

Was that the one with the grey marble effect frame :D

Did love that bike :wink:


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