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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:19 pm 
West Midlands AEC
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To say I am pleased is an understatement just had a quick and took some snaps she is lovely and in very nice condition.

Been doing some reading up to , I think they deserve better than the "poor mans Ritchey label"

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http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/cgi-bin ... bike=2A572

Plan to lose all the crap on it, chain and cassette + new cables and try her out

As delivered by my friend

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Back on wheels and some quick snaps

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:32 pm 
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The one from Oxford? Super work Daj 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:50 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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8) - 80's bikes for the August ride? :)

Looks good Daj, def not a budget bike, I think those seat stays are fillet brazed to the seat tube 8)

Look forward to seeing it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:52 pm 
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Nice one Dave, looks like a great project too 8) Deore II is one of my fav groupsets. Look forward to seeing you ride it :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:11 pm 
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Very nice daj. Good luck with the project and get her back on the trials!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:11 am 
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daj wrote:
Been doing some reading up to , I think they deserve better than the "poor mans Ritchey label"


Yes they do, still the classic Ritchey geo and Tom picked tubes, and it went cheap too - great project you have there.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:03 am 
West Midlands AEC
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It was the one for Oxford John, Thanks for the comments guys. I am getting the impression you all think i am scared to ride rigid?? :shock: :lol:

Going to have a fiddle after work so will update later :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:03 pm 
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I came within a hairs breadth of nabbing that out from under your nose but just managed to restrain myself in time :oops:

Looking forward to seeing it in all it's refurb'd glory...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:38 pm 
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Good to see more 80's bikes on here :D
Good luck with your project; hope there isn't too much rust in the seat tube.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:34 pm 
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Just a quick update, I have had a quick fiddle and its on its wheels again.

Its far from a "restoration" finding a better stem, seatpost and bars will come in time but I want it to be rolling rather than static .

So just loaded it up for a week over the forest of dean!! 8)

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