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Author:  Peachy! [ Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:24 pm ]
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Wanted, a 1995 Claud Butler Anaconda, any condition considered

***EDIT, I found a 1996....that will do nicely :wink: ***

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Author:  Peachy! [ Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:18 pm ]
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Bump

Author:  The History Man [ Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:18 am ]
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Bernard butler Anna karenina?

Author:  Peachy! [ Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:45 am ]
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Oh you tease! I nearly soiled my armour!

Author:  The History Man [ Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:07 am ]
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Armoire?

Author:  Peachy! [ Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:30 am ]
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The History Man wrote:
Armoire?



A French clothing cupboard?

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I’d rather have a shiny old-school BMX :facepalm:

Author:  Peachy! [ Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:01 am ]
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Still looking

Author:  Jamiedyer [ Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:23 am ]
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I will keep an eye out on the various old school sites I frequent, though more of a Mongoose man myself as that is what I raced back in the day.
They don't come up very often but you do see an odd one now and again. I don't know whether you have dabbled in old school bmx before but you may need to change you road bike shorts for some long trousers as the pockets need to be way, way deeper ;)
Though looking at the brochure again that is more 90's mid school, street style rather than 70's, 80's racer so should be a bit easier to source.

Jamie

Author:  Peachy! [ Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:30 am ]
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Jamiedyer wrote:
I will keep an eye out on the various old school sites I frequent, though more of a Mongoose man myself as that is what I raced back in the day.
They don't come up very often but you do see an odd one now and again. I don't know whether you have dabbled in old school bmx before but you may need to change you road bike shorts for some long trousers as the pockets need to be way, way deeper ;)
Though looking at the brochure again that is more 90's mid school, street style rather than 70's, 80's racer so should be a bit easier to source.

Jamie



Cheers Jamie,
More of a bucket list item for me really, I wish I’d bought one new back in the day, but rent & food had to take priority back then :facepalm:

Author:  Jamiedyer [ Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:34 am ]
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I will ask about for you as there is a lot of interest in these British made machines these days. Was it still made in Britain in 95? I must admit it wasn't something we seen back home but by 95 I was well past it and racing enduro and mx. My days were late 70's early 80's.

Jamie

Author:  Robbikes123455 [ Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:37 pm ]
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Hi, I have one of these bmx’s in the back of my shed, what would you be prepared to offer? Thanks, rob

Author:  Peachy! [ Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:52 pm ]
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Robbikes123455 wrote:
Hi, I have one of these bmx’s in the back of my shed, what would you be prepared to offer? Thanks, rob


Excellent, I’m going to PM you.

Author:  Peachy! [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:15 pm ]
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She’s my wife now Dave........
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Let the rubbing of parts commence..... :facepalm:

Author:  MR OX [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:24 pm ]
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Let me know when you start a build thead on this. Bmx was my thing bitd & I still have a few bits kicking about.

Author:  Peachy! [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:32 pm ]
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MR OX wrote:
Let me know when you start a build thead on this. Bmx was my thing bitd & I still have a few bits kicking about.


Cheers Ox, I'm gonna ask the Mods if they'll move this thread over to "Reader's BMX" and just carry on from here.... first job will be a clean up and service and chuck a tyre on the front and see how she rolls.... I think if anything needs swapping out it will be the crank set as I'm pretty sure these are not original anyway and maybe just a few too many teeth, so I'd be interested in something with a smaller tooth count, mid 90's and of course would prefer a chrome finish....

Author:  MR OX [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:46 pm ]
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I don't have much left but if I can help I will. Are the forks actual haro forks? & what is that gyro? Also anything you take off make sure you keep it as some of this bmx stuff is bonkers hard (or expensive) to find.
Just sold my 90 Haro team master project this year & looks like my 91 Haro Sport will be going to the same home.

Author:  The History Man [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:48 pm ]
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A corny anaconda.

Didn’t she once reach the semis at Wimbledon?

Author:  Peachy! [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:06 pm ]
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MR OX wrote:
I don't have much left but if I can help I will. Are the forks actual haro forks? & what is that gyro? Also anything you take off make sure you keep it as some of this bmx stuff is bonkers hard (or expensive) to find.
Just sold my 90 Haro team master project this year & looks like my 91 Haro Sport will be going to the same home.


Not sure on the forks.... they might just be stickers, I’ll give them a closer inspection. The 360 helicopter is the original one from Odyssey.......

Right now I’m packing a suitcase for our hols.. (Mrs Peachy was not happy that I just made a 7hr round trip to pick up “another bloody bike” apparently I only have one arse so only need one bike!)

Author:  Peachy! [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:07 pm ]
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The History Man wrote:
A corny anaconda.

Didn’t she once reach the semis at Wimbledon?


Keep ‘em coming... all adds to the thread count....one day you might just earn the coveted “comedy genius” banner :facepalm:

Author:  Peachy! [ Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:08 pm ]
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So, the forks are definitely Haro…. And the rotor isn’t the catalogue one, it’s an ACS Pro…..well she’s more than wiped her face if I was to strip it down…. But I’m not going to, not after searching for one all these years. :D
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Thought I’d give a patch of rust a quick wipe with tin-foil and was pleasantly surprised. Looks like with a bit of elbow grease she won’t need re-chroming after all.
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Damn these bars are wide 700mm!!!
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Author:  MR OX [ Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:13 pm ]
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Chrome came up well! Looks like a nice little project. Forks look to be 93-94, looks like the bars are Haro kneesavers (they'll have a symbol on the cap on the clamping bar if they are)

Author:  Peachy! [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:15 pm ]
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MR OX wrote:
Chrome came up well! Looks like a nice little project. Forks look to be 93-94, looks like the bars are Haro kneesavers (they'll have a symbol on the cap on the clamping bar if they are)


Yeah fingers crossed the chrome should play nicely....

End caps on the clamping bar are blank, so maybe not Haro? Although after a quick search I have found later versions (or at least ones claiming to be Haro) with blank ends and a Haro sticker instead...

Sovos freestyle wheels/hubs have February '96 on them so I've amended the thread header fron '95... I guess CB only sold them in '95, '96 and possibly '97 as by '98 they had been dropped from the catalogue...

I also presume they were badged up frames made by someone else... any ideas? :|

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:40 pm ]
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rust

nice bit of russssst

Author:  Peachy! [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:42 pm ]
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legrandefromage wrote:
rust

nice bit of russssst


Yeah... that's all my wife sees :?

Author:  MR OX [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:57 pm ]
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Frame design is very similar to Ruption bmx's LX & GLX of similar era.

Author:  The History Man [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:06 pm ]
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Rusty spooons..........

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