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 Post subject: Décathlon "Squale"
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:36 pm 
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Location: France
1990/1991?

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Peculiarity: a card(map) IGN(NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE) of origin in decoration on the frame (I do not speak English, Google translation):
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Other peculiarity (to be a copy of Alpinestar): weigh the weight of a dead donkey!
Wheels, 2.4kg!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:26 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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Thats a nice looking e-stay :D

I don't think decathlon were in the UK back in the early 90's - I guess the closet we had was Halfords Carerra's.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:45 pm 
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Really nice bike. I don't know any history of Decathalon but the shite they turn out now is just terrible, Argos generic scrap.

This goes to show they were good - once


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:40 pm 
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Bienvenue!

That does look nice - loads of Decathlon bikes in France, and as has already been said, the quality varies from sub-Argos to actually quite good. Some of their road bikes get good write-ups and for people who want a bike that works well enough on a tight budget they seem to fit the bill.

Always good to see something a bit different on here.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:01 pm 
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Nice that. Not what I was expecting.

Mikee will be here soon loving this and wanting one for his e-stay collection


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