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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:42 am 
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Agree with Chris, very nice. Time for a visit to the model shop. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:28 pm 
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these pics do it no justice ,its stunning in the flesh :shock: 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:33 pm 
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mrlee wrote:
these pics do it no justice ,its stunning in the flesh :shock: 8) 8) 8)


And well deserved BOTR


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:42 pm 
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Very nice indeed, Looks amazing 8) Stunning work and good to see its a rider 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:49 pm 
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How did you find it on the ride?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:29 pm 
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I struggled on it on the climbs, but downhill it was brilliant. Proper grin inducing... Slight mechanical with that handlebar twisting off the side of the Pike! Unusually quick reactions meaning I didn't eat a floor sandwich! :lol:


Thanks for all the kind words. Makes the amount of grease in the kitchen sink worth it!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:34 pm 
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Very nice indeed mate. What a bike to rescue. Hopefully get mine off to powdercoaters in next couple of weeks, then I can get on with the rebuild.
Nice job :)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:09 pm 
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The Tufftrax was my first ever mountain bike, bought for somewhere near £300 from the bike shop in Tooley Street, London Bridge. Mine was pale yellow and had a chain stay mounted U-Brake, I think, I recall it still having that cable hanger though on the seat stays. I bought it either in 1988 or 1990.

It was stolen once when I was at Uni, and I bought it back off a "man in a pub" for £50 as he said he had "previous" and just wanted to do the right thing....for £50! Eventually it was stolen for good in 1994 again from Uni.

In between thsoe thefts it was also taken by a fellow student in a tit-for-tat pranking spree and a week later I received in back completely disassembled with all parts in a box. I got him back as I moved his entire desk, chairs and drawing board set-up onto the roof of our design studio.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:33 pm 
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Brings back memories of mine, £325 in 1990 cos it was last years's model, a massive saving of £25! Bought from FW Evans near Waterloo station.
Went to the Lake District on it Easter 1990, you may have seen this photo in the new Sarcen catalogue................


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:39 pm 
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Glad to see that people who owned bikes like this from day one are enjoying the resurrection of this one..

I just wish the frame on this bike was a little bigger. It'd be a regular rider if that was the case.


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