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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:22 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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By the powers of Osmosis, certain handshakes and the involvement of a small novelty trumpet, I am now the proud owner of a genuine Overbury's.


A BIG thanks to keitht and also his new addiction to Klein which freed this up.

I originally collected the bike from the second owner who looked as if he was about to burst into tears as I loaded it up into the car. He had had it 2nd hand from about 1990 when he bought this for about £800. It had then been in his ownership ever since. Unfortunately it had become a garage ornament getting covered in household paint and other nasty stuff. He decided to clean it up and sell it so somebody could make good use of it.

I collected this for Keith, grew rather attached to it after stripping it for the courier. Low and behold a few weeks later a PM drops in my box asking if I wanted it.

Hell yeah, since joining this site my knowledge of early UK steel has expanded ten fold so to be able to actually own what is now quite a rare beast was not to be turned down.

Its not perfect, theres gunk on the rear stays to protect them, a strange choice of rustless spokes and rust has pitted the stem but aside from that, it was like stepping back to 1989....


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:28 pm 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:41 pm 
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Very nice indeed 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:49 pm 
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Looks super tidy LGF. Hopefully a keeper for you...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:51 pm 
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It is, I suspect, now in its spiritual home...

The bike truly is a timetravel piece...previously gently used, and loved I would say.

Unleash and enjoy her Sir...for she will be a obediant dirty mistress of the trails.

:)


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That is very nice indeed.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:20 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:34 pm 
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I must admit even i like that, nice bike!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:25 pm 
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Great colourway - welcome to the Overbury's Fan Boy Association.... :-)

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King of the Skip Monkeys
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Apart from the rings the Deore II groupo is in good fettle. It just needs to be made more durable for retrobike duties. Tyres are old and crusty so might save for some Timbuk II


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