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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:55 pm 
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Picked this up locally from a lovely old chap in his 70’s who has owned it from new. Fair to say it’s hung in his garage for almost all of its life and he confessed In front of his wife that it’s almost never turned a wheel!

It’s 17 inch and no dents or major marks.

Totally standard with full Deore LX groupset inc original wheels, tyres etc....

Look at those tyres! They still have the little nobbles on!

Early check over seems to show it simply requires a good t cut and polish. The odd small mark touched in with black nail varnish. New cables. New rear wheel bearings (grumbling probably due to perished grease) and BB needs adjusting.
I’ll stick some new grips and pads on but that’s about it...

Only problem is, my collection is getting too big and I will be having a cull, however this I feel is crying out to be brought back to like new again....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:57 pm 
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I do think a black seatpost also is crying out to be fitted to complete the look... maybe a decent Shimano one...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:50 pm 
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That does look nice, great riding bikes too.


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I picked up a mint one of those probably 10 years ago. 8) Nice bikes to ride, solid like the zolatone Marins.

I'm sure you know and it'd be a shame to part it out but those tyres go for a fortune now in that condition. Wish I'd kept my ones! :facepalm: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:09 am 
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Thanks for the comments and inspiration fellas....

This will be restored to like new then I’m afraid I’ll be culling 2 x my 4 x retro bikes as I Really can’t justify having 4 ..... not with my modern whips too....

Never had a DB before but I’m hugely impressed with the look, the ride and the weight of this...

Cheers
Andy


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:21 am 
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My first MTB was a 1992 DB Sorrento, in red. The Ascent looks a higher spec. I'd keep it as original as possible.


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