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 Post subject: 1988 Condor ??
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:24 pm 
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Greetings;
Purchased this bike at an LBS in Germany in 1988 while with the Forces. There were two identical bikes with Condor head badge and decals, one blue and one red. I now suspect they were either from Taiwan or Japan. The build quality is excellent and I've got many miles on it. Even if not a Condor I've been happy with it.
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Frame: Lugged/Fillet brazed Tange Prestige
Fork : Tange Prestige Unicrown
Headset: Edco
Stem : Tioga 'T-Bone'
Handlebar: Tange Prestige
Brake Levers: XT
Brakes: XT
Shifters: Deore
Rear Mech: XT
Gear Block: Shimano 7sp.
Chain : Shimano
Cranks : XT
Pedals : XT
Rims : Mavic 261CD
Hubs : XT
Tyres : Panaracer 'Dart' F/ WTB 'Nano' R
Seat Pin: American Classis 'Ti'
Saddle: Brooks 'Professional'


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:45 pm 
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that is nice. There are (if memory serves) some other Condors hiding on the RB forum.


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New I'd seen this post before and not imagined it, I was beginning to think I was loosing my marbles and experiencing Retrobike dejavu :?

Still as lovely as it was before:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ght=condor


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King of the Skip Monkeys
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i believe in fixies wrote:
New I'd seen this post before and not imagined it, I was beginning to think I was loosing my marbles and experiencing Retrobike dejavu :?

Still as lovely as it was before:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ght=condor


there you go, I knew I wasnt going mad.... :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:48 pm 
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Those flat plug-fit top eyes on the seat stays look a bit Trek if you ask me... I'd have expected something more 'teardrop' on a 1988 UK bike.

The pressed steel rear brake bridge and the box (rather than cast/machined) cantilever bosses suggest something from a larger factory.

And, as one-eyed Jim says, the head badge is pre-1980.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:05 am 
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I thought this bike had nothing to do with the London based firm Condor. I thought I had read somewhere else on RB that this was a far-eastern built frame intended for the USA market. Clearly I am mistaken though. Idiot. Unless of course the head badge was added after and came from another bike. I expect I am just getting my bike tales mixed up.


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