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 Post subject: '87 MuddyFox Courier
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:30 pm 
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I recently picked up this '87 courier on here from member 'sfsr'. It's an honest example with no real rust and bags of life left in it.

I'll be building it up with the intension of 'racing' it here,
The Stinger/Newnham Park http://www.xcracer.com/raceentry/viewev ... ent_id=163

Gonna be fun 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:30 pm 
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Coming along well.

Not going to be period correct, more 'sympathetic' and functional.

Sun Rhyno rims/STX 7 speed hubs/HG70 12-28

Michelin Country Mud 2.0's

ITM stem+riser bars.Original headset. XT thumbs'/DC SS5'S

M563 cranks/Shimano,Middleburn,Pace rings + un5? bb/KMC chain

Jagwire cables

BR-M650/Kool-Stop/Tri-Dangles

Kalloy 26.2/DX qr/Orange saddle


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:42 pm 
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Yours has white fork. Mine has silver. Keep a watch on your build


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:53 pm 
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didn't the 87 have a u-brake?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:13 am 
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terryhfs wrote:
didn't the 87 have a u-brake?


White/Purple fade '88 was U-braked.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:07 pm 
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I also believe the '89 had U too. There was some cross-over of spec'/decal between previous and subsequent years.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:32 pm 
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I really love this bike!

Handles really well,got me round a pretty muddy and technical course with no worries.

I did get a fair bit of respect for 'racing' on something so much older than any other bike there (only fully rigid!). I did spot an old Proflex aswell though.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:01 pm 
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Well done fella :D

(you may or may not have seen my minty thread about my '88 )

when you've a moment could you measure your seat to TT and seat tube o/a and top tube for me 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Cheers And,

I have seen your thread, that's a wonderful 'find'. I had one of those in the early 90's (still have a few bits from it!), the fond memories I have of it inspired me getting this one.

I'm a little unsure on exactly what measurements you're after but will happily get them for you once I Know for sure.

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Matt

i'm interested in sketching up the geometry for the early fox frames.

so in particular it's the seat post length from BB centre to c/line of top tube and also to the top of the seat tube,

then the centre line of the seat tube to the c/line of the head tube.

I have a little 3d CAD modelling ability and may even produce a 3d model of the frame(s).

it's just a bit of time wasting fun (but i may stick the odd fox or two in my drawings)

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