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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:32 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:40 am
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Location: cheshire
evening folks, another 'is the crap old bike i've been given a priceless classic or a load of old cock?' thread, so, er...look past the comedy wheels & handlebar/forks fitment - the carrier bag has the BB in, not dog poo - so, is it a priceless classic or a heap of old cock?
the frame number, should it help, is SA705226, and, FWIW, it is very very light, could make a nice bike, if, and it's a big 'if', it's worth bothering with.





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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:00 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
It doesn't ring any immediate bells, but would make a fine commuter at the very least.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:12 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:14 pm
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Location: Staffordshire
Looks like an old Townsend Oberon or of that make ?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:03 am 
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Shouldn't go back to the tip. Chuck on a better set of forks and that'd make a good commuter or winter mtb where being precious with it is not a concern.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:42 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Location: Antwerp, Belgium
IMO no frame or bike part should ever go to the tip unless it is damaged beyond repair.
Even if it's nothing special, it can always be built as a good commuter or pub bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:28 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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Location: Rurally close.
Looks like the fork is original?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:40 am
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Location: cheshire
cheers guys, i wouldn't really throw it away, i never throw anything away, that's why my garage needs rubber walls. the forks are disc only, so i don't know of they're originals, it doesn't have disc wheels, and the stem is in need of some spacers. it has a 'giant' bell, i did wonder if it had been a giant, but it's probably more like a bell fitted by the 9 year old who assembled it in it's current state. it would be nice to know what it is so i can at least get some replica decals off e bay for it! i've got enough bits to make it a 'bike' again i think.


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