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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:25 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hy everybody,
I just found this MTB frame on the scrap! I got NO idea which brand, year or what so ever. As far as I could see its a fully and made out of alloy/aluminium I guess - with really "scarry" type of welding looks like scars. The frame is upsolutly straight and got no bends or dents. Please help me to identify this piece.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:37 pm 
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Dunno. Low end BSO (Lidl ultra-super DH rig?) judging by the rear wheel lock braze on and plastic chain guard on the chainset.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:40 pm 
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It's one of the sub-Apollo brands, something Sports Direct would sell in their foyer for £69.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:35 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
It's one of the sub-Apollo brands, something Sports Direct would sell in their foyer for £69.

So you mean it's simply cra...? :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:56 pm 
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BB appears to be mounted on the rear triangle?

That's always something that screams BSO at me ;)

Also, I can't properly make out the chainset on there but it looks like the rings are welded/riveted on there?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:35 am 
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Chainset's a Shimano FC-M171 or such like; Tourney quality. It is a cheapo bike and probably not worth the effort of rebuilding (sadly).


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:53 am 
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Giosgremlin wrote:
Chopper1192 wrote:
It's one of the sub-Apollo brands, something Sports Direct would sell in their foyer for £69.

So you mean it's simply cra...? :roll:

I was thinking somewhere South of crap.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:08 pm 
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OK... I think I got the Message: "You better put in the bin before spending a nickel on it" Did I get that right?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Something along those lines indeed.

When they put a mount for an old-fashioned dynamo on a full suspension frame (see underside of left-hand seatstay), you know it's never intended to be ridden off-road.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:23 pm 
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Thanx for all your help! I'll bring it back to the scrapyard, recycling you know ,) and I better stick to italian roadbikes with steel frames, there I can tell a handmade piece from a supermarket racer.

Thanx to all of you!


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