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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:01 pm 
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This came to be in my Dads ownership recently because my Sister was after an old loop framed bike to ride through the parks in London :roll:

I spotted the loop fame BSA in a local sale and the Claud Butler was in the same lot, a bid was made and ended up with two bikes for a very nice figure. Lets just say it was under £30.

It has Reynolds 501 all terrain tubing and has a full Exage 300 LX groupset and actually quite nice!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:16 pm 
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1990 or 1991

heres mine from a while ago:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:17 pm 
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ChrisG wrote:
This came to be in my Dads ownership recently because my Sister was after an old loop framed bike to ride through the parks in London :roll:

I spotted the loop fame BSA in a local sale and the Claud Butler was in the same lot, a bid was made and ended up with two bikes for a very nice figure. Lets just say it was under £30.

It has Reynolds 501 all terrain tubing and has a full Exage 300 LX groupset and actually quite nice!


dont let pete_mcc see it though


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:23 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
dont let pete_mcc see it though


He won't, it's not one for the connoisseur. :roll: :wink:

A good solid buy for the money IMO, and better than most sub £200 new bikes after a bit of TLC.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:33 pm 
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Cool. I've a soft spot for these. As lgf says, its around 1990


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:32 pm 
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gerryattrick wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
dont let pete_mcc see it though


He won't, it's not one for the connoisseur. :roll: :wink:

A good solid buy for the money IMO, and better than most sub £200 new bikes after a bit of TLC.


these were at least £350+, my Spectre was £499 retail


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:42 pm 
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Nice score!

I'm liking the shell suit colour scheme!

Pink 'n' purple

You have a lugged Reynolds 501 frame, cool

You have a nice 300LX groupset - looks like Biopace too?

Helluva deal, just looks like it needs a general tidy up

There's no real comaprison to modern kit in terms of quality/features things are just too different to adequately equate

As LGF says this wasn't an el cheapo

what you've got there is a very solid retro bike... Very retro!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:32 pm 
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...pretty sure it is a 1990. I bought a Spirit that year (in Pearlescent Aquamarine) and the following year my sister bought a Pagan which had a black crank (like legrandfromages) rather than the silver crank of yours - also the matched cable outers give it away.

I loved mine (with full 400LX gruppo and Flexstem) until someone nicked it!

Ade


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:44 pm 
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Hi Chris,

What a great find! As said, a bit of tidying and you've a decent bike to attack the Quantocks with.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:53 pm 
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My cousin had one of these - his was blinged up with lots of matching purple anno 8)

Nice bike.


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