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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Archemist wrote:
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Stunning bike buddy. I had the very same BITD. Bought it brand new around 1987/88 from MK Cycles in Bolton, and IIRC it was £300!

Sadly I pretty much rode mine into the ground, (as you do in your teens), but every now and then I still have a mooch to try and find one, but I doubt anyone will ever find one as original and clean as yours was, you're a lucky guy.

I doubt I'd find one big enough TBH, (I'm 6' 5"), but even if it I found one that was close I'd make it do as I'd love one again that much.

Enjoy yours and if I ever find one to restore myself I'll post it up.


Smokey

Nice to hear your back story - most here a fond memories of them - mine original did similar service to yours and saved me three times the cost in bus fares alone!

You did well to get yours for £300 - I'm pretty sure list was £323 and the shops could sell every one they got in.

Keep an eye on ebay as the larger frame sizes do come up and usually go for a song. I've been tempted to buy several for the spares alone.


Cheers Archemist. I check ebay from time to time, but if you ever spot a big 'un at all' would you mind giving me a nudge. I've not been on this site much TBH but I'll be sure to check back more often now as I step up my search.

Price wise I'm sure you're right, I know it was around the £300 mark, but my parents had always bought my bikes from the same shop, and knowing how my old fella haggle it wouldn't surprise me if he got a discount. All I know for sure is I had to pay half as it was sooooooooooooo expensive, and my contribution was £150.

@gregor, that would be perfect. Mine had the paw prints at the top of the seat stays as well. I could make that size work for me. PM if you decide to move on won't you :wink:

PS: I do have an old steel Claude Butler oracle if you fancy a trade :D Linky; http://imageshack.us/g/1/10326394/


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:56 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Kent,England
smokeysmoo wrote:
Archemist wrote:
smokeysmoo wrote:

@gregor, that would be perfect. Mine had the paw prints at the top of the seat stays as well. I could make that size work for me. PM if you decide to move on won't you :wink:

PS: I do have an old steel Claude Butler oracle if you fancy a trade :D Linky; http://imageshack.us/g/1/10326394/


Will do mate,not sure what I'm doing with it yet but if I decide to sell I'll let you know.Trading would be out I'm afraid, I need to be thinning out the fleet.

Says he who may have just won another bike on ebay :facepalm:

Those paw prints on the seatstays are fantastic.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:31 pm 
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Here's the pics as promised of my Courier, hoping to get it back to at least roadworthy if possible and then take it from there.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:29 pm 
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I had an earlier one, when they were all pearl white. Mine had Dia Compe brakes and gears, and was a great bike at the time (1986). Wore mine out and traded it for a Saracen TuffTrax at the time too.

The early days of MTB'ing eh????

At one time those pearl white Couriers were everywhere.

Where are they all now????


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:29 pm 
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My Dad has a mint condition Muddy Fox Courier that he is looking to sell. No idea the value or if where best to sell it. Would appreciate some wisdom.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:40 am 
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DaveDickson wrote:
My Dad has a mint condition Muddy Fox Courier that he is looking to sell. No idea the value or if where best to sell it. Would appreciate some wisdom.


Dave i've replied direct to your pm.

Craig - can't believe i missed your bike - looks mush better than you described it - hope it's fully sorted now.


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