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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:37 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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Just picked this up for winter ,always fancied something 80's with r531 forks on ,after trailing the bay for an early saracen etc, I came across this not too far away. its all original in reasonable condition except the rear gears were put into the wheel thus bending the hanger, with 500 mains and 531 forks its a bit of a lump but seems to ride really well, the brakes (at50) are just pretend brakes they dont actually do anything :shock:
I got it home and used alloy wheel cleaner to remove the rust and then a drenching in gunk too remove all the shyte just needs a t-cut and wax, new cable inners, and to completly re-set up the brakes.
It still has its original 2.125 tyres on but they will be saved for that day next year when the sun comes out, the same with the pannier (very heavy for alloy).
anyways I hope we get on as im falling for this bike in a big way,
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cheers,
Lee


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:40 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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coolio!

I suppose I should get me another one of these to stay in the uber cool '531 club' gang.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:45 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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you know it makes sence lgf 8) ive got everything from 6" freeride to ti xc and this gives me the biggest grin by far, I love A.T.B. especialy for £35
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:44 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks AEC
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Looking good Lee

Will have to bring the kili and some lights next time I'm down

So we can have an 80's nite 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:34 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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just a quick update its now running 15 gears thanks to my new stronglight crankset, new rear mech and front mech also fitted a full set of cables. Im realy enjoying this bike at the moment but I can see a nicer frame on the horizon perhaps 531?
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cheers for now,
Lee.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:50 pm 
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Like it!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:08 pm 
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Love it!
Looks older then '87 though.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:59 pm 
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+1 For Uber cool 8) 8) 8) :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:52 am 
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Love it, looks so different than the 1st picture, that chainset is just the ticket 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:55 am 
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That's a great bike. I love the stem - really neat having the brake cable outer stop there instead of needing a dedicated cable stop hanger on the headset.

35 quid!!!! :shock:


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