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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:41 am 
Old School Hero

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Very excited that this arrived before I leave for work today!
Lots to do, will be rebuilding over the winter. The paint although a bit rough in places will be staying. Saddle and seatpost already have a replacement on their way.


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 Post subject: Re: Araya Muddy Fox
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:20 pm 
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That is really good. I have the same branded/material one piece shoulder carrier here somewhere.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:24 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Ahh so you're who got this on ebay, looks great from the photos, and a real Araya made MF too :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I was going to try and steel a bid on that,but too far south,proper mountainbike.Is it filet brazed?,very original,even down to the tyres,bargain.Tomaselli levers as well,ive been looking for them for ages.


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 Post subject: Re: Araya Muddy Fox
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:38 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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What stem is that? I should know but I'm old...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:22 pm 
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Nitto MT-2


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 Post subject: Re: Araya Muddy Fox
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:25 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Thaaank yoooooo


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:11 am 
Old School Hero

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TZEDS wrote:
I was going to try and steel a bid on that,but too far south,proper mountainbike.Is it filet brazed?,very original,even down to the tyres,bargain.Tomaselli levers as well,ive been looking for them for ages.


It has been hanging around eBay for a while, most of that priced beyond my reach! It’s a birthday treat to myself and the seller was very helpful in offering to post to me. It is fillet brazed, someone correct me if I’m wrong but I’m sure I’ve read it’s TIG fillet brazed which to my understanding is different for example to the fillet brazing on my Mercian.

Tyres I think are IRC Racer which is indeed original spec the walls are a grey/green colour, rear is ok front the canvas is fraying in areas so I guess not salvageable.

You can rest easy on the levers, under the hoods are what I think are first generation Deore XT.

It is very original and in remarkable condition considering its a 1983/1984 model based on the spec. The photos of the same bike appear in both the 1983-1985 catalogue as well as the 1988 albeit with different mechs. This one has a Suntour Le Tech front and an Alivio rear which I guess should also be Le Tech.


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 Post subject: Re: Araya Muddy Fox
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:37 pm 
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Following. Love the early MFs.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:25 pm 
Old School Hero

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Rain stopped play in the garden today so had a great day in the garage fettling this bike back together.
I’m not a great photographer or writer of build threads. I’ve tried to keep as close to original spec of this bike as possible. The paint is a bit rough in places with scratches on some of the decals. I’ll leave it as is for now though. The quality of the this bike is incredible with top of the line parts used by Araya. This model was top of the Araya range and I think is a 1983/1984 model. The Suntour Le Tech range was only produced I think in 1982/1983. The rear mech which had been changed to Alivio was the hardest part to source and for a short while I had resigned myself to not finding one and had fitted a 3 pulley Lepree which while interesting just wasn’t right. Then as is always the case three Le Techs turned up within a week or so of each other.


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