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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:12 pm 
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Got an idea and wanting some input for May`s Regional ride.

The idea !

-To purchase on a budget through ebay a complete bike during a started period (month of April?)
-Part of the rules the ebay purchase has to be linked to ride thread
-Budget is £25 ? (Maybe less or post included?)
-fettling allowed but nothing changed. Maybe cables?
-Complete a lap of the V trail at FOD or a social loop
-Then have a concours for Bike of the ride!!

Can always bring proper bikes along for a ride after?

what you think? Input ideas?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:33 pm 
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Good idea Dave,

Though to test the bikes more, why not avoid the graded trails and use the more challenging natural single track. You could do a similar distance route and avoid the crowds at the same time- just an idea chap.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Count me in,ebay here i come


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:27 pm 
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Is stealing allowed?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:54 pm 
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So I'm supposed to buy a bike I don't want, that weighs the same as a ships anchor and then ride it on one of James's torture climbs from hell.

Interesting... tell me more.

What about a charity shop, junk shop or bike jumble buy, with some form of purchase price proof?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:01 pm 
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OK, I've just done a price related search on ebay and we absolutely HAVE to do this.

I nearly bought the most amazing late 80's Peugeot and there is a Saracen exactly the same as my first ever mtb. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:15 pm 
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I like the sound of this...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:18 pm 
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jonXmack wrote:
I like the sound of this :mrgreen: ...



Use your boardman with the SRAM gear,and still have £5 change :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:20 pm 
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matthew71 wrote:
jonXmack wrote:
I like the sound of this :mrgreen: ...



Use your boardman with the SRAM gear,and still have £5 change :D


First time posting here in months and all I get is abuse! :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:32 pm 
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jonXmack wrote:
matthew71 wrote:
jonXmack wrote:
I like the sound of this :mrgreen: ...



Use your boardman with the SRAM gear,and still have £5 change :D


First time posting here in months and all I get is abuse! :D :D :D



........and your point Jon? :lol:


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