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 Post subject: 1990 Diamondback Topanga
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:13 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Location: East Yorkshire
I picked this up from Weeman at the Peaks ride and was immediately happy with it despite it seeming too small for me.

As soon as I got it home I ordered a 400mm black seat post for it and now it fits me just fine.

The bike is completely original apart from some black Stx cantis and a new bottom bracket fitted by Weeman and it is in incredibly good condition, the frame looks as if it has just left the shop.

First ride today and it went really nicely, a lot of weight in the wheels and tyres which shows but for a nice Saturday morning bimble its absolutely perfect :)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:30 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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lumping chuff chris ,thats a sex wee bike

like 15/10 for that
love it , can you tell
all my bikes have seats that height below the bars these days


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:50 pm 
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very nice, i wanted the same one when i was a kid, my parents got me the sorrento instead :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:52 pm 
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Really good to see that out and about Chris. 8)

mikee wrote:
lumping chuff chris ,thats a sex wee bike


Sadly it wasn't wee enough for this weeman Mikee.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:11 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Thanks guys :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:33 pm 
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Does look like it came right off of the showroom floor. Very nice


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:45 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Lovely indeed, I like that a lot. A real time capsule.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:59 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks Deputy AEC
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very nice Chris, I have just bought a db accent with full stx, tru temper cromo frame, I just need one like yours and a sorrento then I will have the full model range.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:29 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Like that Ascent a lot, what year is it?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:42 am 
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That Topanga is 8) as, had one as my first proper MTB in that same colour scheme, did crazy miles on it and changed rims, bars, forks and gearsets (XT thumbshifters FTW!) and eventually the colour :facepalm: over the years. Loved that bike

Good stuff :)


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