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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:38 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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One of my favorite bikes on the forum :P
I would go for deerhead too, matches the dropouts n all,


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:02 pm 
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Yet another era I'm now hooked on, had a Raleigh MTB around 88, I want another 80s bike now, like this beauty :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:15 pm 
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Go Suntour, it just looks better on older bikes. My drum brake behemoth weighs over a metric ton, its ridiculous, the rear wheel is about 6lbs on its own (assuming you can get the thing out).


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:46 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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'post Twizzler 2012' bump


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:00 pm 
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A few thoughts

filing back brazing is a slow and tedious process. It's possible it was pro built, but to reduce the cost the buyer asked for unfiled brazes. Many framebuilders brazes are far from pretty "straight from the torch"


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:45 pm 
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enjoyed this thread


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Boring


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:26 pm 
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jonrock wrote:
Boring


Succinct, witty and charming, what a Gent.

It does seem crazy that someone, somewhere, at some point in time built this, but that it has all been lost in the annals of time, it's not even that old relatively speaking.

It's cool that it is still being ridden as intended, and enjoyed and I guess the heritage is irrelevant, but it would still be nice to know from whence it came.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:06 pm 
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Boring as in 'oh look yet another Klien in green white and pink' or boring because my narrative is a little on the lazy side?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:06 pm 
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I think we should all have "who built this bike" bike in our lives/collections, keeps the old grey matter ticking along


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