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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:38 pm 
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Very nice, iam a fan of standard "from the factory" bikes. Any other gems in those sheds :)


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Dirt Disciple

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pro"yellow sponge& wrote:
Very nice, iam a fan of standard "from the factory" bikes. Any other gems in those sheds :)


As you mention it, theres a 1970's Moulton Midi, in need of lots of love, I confused on this one as I know the Midi's go for a hefty sum but I think I heard somewhere that the later 70's ones had a reputation for frames breaking and hence are not worth nearly so much, I'm still looking in to this.

Plus my next project an early 1980's(I think) Classic Touring bike 27 inch wheels, friction shifters on the head tube, drop bars. Keeping that one standard will be a challenge due to parts supply as will modernising due to finding parts that will actually fit. I'm yet to fully strip & assess yet but on initial inspection the frame is sound and the gears work.. will be on a very tight budget on that one


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 Post subject: mudguards
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:44 pm 
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What mudguards have you fitted and where are they from

thanks

sam


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Dirt Disciple

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Brilliant condition, and one of the bikes I wanted as a child!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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samsbike wrote:
What mudguards have you fitted and where are they from

thanks

sam


Mud guards are Armadillo, cost me £10.50 from our local store, they are available online

Having taken this for 14 miles off road last week I decided very quickly that rigid forks are a problem, after fighting with myself over wether to leave it original or change the forks, I just purchased from a very nice chap these for a fiver which should be in keeping with the style/age of the bike, what do people think?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:25 am 
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for the response

sam


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Dirt Disciple

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forks received and fitted personally I love it......just a new longer cable for the front brake and cable stop required


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welcome to the site....that looks as new!....great find.....


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Getting those brakes to work with that fork is going to be a problem, the forks are designed for v-brakes and not canti brakes. You'll need to do some serious bodging to get them to work and not be dangerous. For the added weight and the poor performance that they will offer I would ditch them and get the rigids back on. If you want comfort go for a bigger tyre on rather than cheap and dangerous forks.


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Retroman666 wrote:
forks received and fitted personally I love it......just a new longer cable for the front brake and cable stop required


You might think I'm an ass....but you're going to get yourself hurt running that fork.

Listen to Pete McC go back to the rigid fork.


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