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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:24 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Hi there everyone,

I bought this Muddy Fox Pathfinder off ebay for £50.

This was the same model / spec / colour that I had when I was young so couldn't resist!

As I ride 20 miles a day commuting I decided that I would use modern(ish) 8 speed XT drivetrain for slick shifting. From the pics you may notice the other bits and bobs I have added. Bars, tyres, wheels, brakes. Not much left really!

All thats left to do is tune her up and add some yellow Oury grips I have waiting and a XT threaded headset. (the old one is nearly shot).

Anyway, here she is, let me know what you think. It has been quite a test as I have never worked on any of my bikes in the past, usually choosing the LBS instead!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:53 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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You have the retro bug then :razz:

Looks great and think you have done a cracking job, I will always have a spot for early MF's, they were great and have stood the test time with their bombproof frames.

So what you gunna have for your next project then :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:55 pm 
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Very nice. Love the color and the real-deal thumbshifters!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:19 pm 
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Cheers fellas, I love the deore thumbies too (sourced very reasonably here). Much improved over the suntour xpress standard equipment.

I have found that in this game, every time I go to add or fix something I always need another part or tool!

I have an ball burnished Avalanche frame from the late 90's in the garage, am tempted to try my hand at polishing and SS! . . . Just don't tell the Mrs.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:37 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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looks cool, I enjoyed mine for the short time I had it- enjoy mate 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:48 am 
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That is lovely, glad to see you lost all perspective regarding sorting it out!(my first mountain bike was the same as that).

I, like a lot of other people on here I am sure do, I regret selling my first mtb. At the time I was young and skint so the money I got was needed to fund a new fangled aluminium framed bike with front suspension (which I still have).

I must admit to looking at E bay to see if I could find another.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:54 pm 
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Nice.

One small bit that I would do though is upgrade the pedals and chainset.

Otherwise, a tidy refurb.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:50 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Think you are right pickle. Iv been on the lookout for some nice shiny xt or lx cranks but money has been tight.

My favourites are the White industrries ones. I would prob end up needing new bb axle aswell knowing my luck so far!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:45 pm 
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Finished . . . . sort of! I have been a bit distracted by my Bigfoot lately and the MF has sat unloved in the garage.

As I was waiting for a few parts to arrive anyway I thought I should get this uptogether.

I fitted some italmanubri (ITM) bars, OURY grips, and wider IRC Mythos (no longer needed on the BF :wink:) I also re-fitted the original MF saddle and some Wellgo pedals.

Is only "sort of" finished as It is currently wearing the original rear wheel with a knackered axle, horrid cranks, and shot BB!. I got a LX crank dirt cheap but the BB axle is too long and I dont have the correct tool(s) to remove it myself. LBS here I come!

Anyhoo, see what you think!

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It rides really well (if a bit heavy) but I confess its not gone on the muddy stuff yet. I certainly wouldnt describe it as WDS :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:10 pm 
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Location: KEEPING THEM SAFE FROM HARM, ANYWAY I CAN....!
.......well done and a good job.... 8)


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