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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 9:49 pm 
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FC, what's wrong with the saddle and grips? :?


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Nothing if they're comfy for him. I personally don't like them, the grips that is, don't know about the seat.

Just trying to say there is no point keeping them on for 'correctness' if they are uncomfortable.


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FluffyChicken wrote:
Probably a groupset swap at the shop rather than 'late' or bought a bit later and the shop sold the Suntour stuff separately or on another bike.

What's the serial number or first half of it.

I remember the add and conversation on here in ebay watch over this.

I would alter seat and grips to your comfort if needed and take the black tap on the stay off.
Then ride it.


I just assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that it might be a late 1991 as the 1992 model came with a DX groupset (although mine doesn't have thumbies). The bike is boxed up again in the shed at the moment but I'll check the serial number when I get a chance.

The saddle is just a RM branded Turbo so I'm sure it will be fine and I'll see how the grips feel when I can actually ride it :(
Was thinking about fitting a Maple Leaf Flite I have if the saddle is uncomfortable but it wouldn't be period correct which would be a shame considering the rest of the components perhaps?


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I bid on this too, was a bargain, even if I had to fetch it, was out when the auction ended, otherwise would have gone higher :wink: Enjoy, dserves far better kit on it though!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:40 pm 
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Enjoy, dserves far better kit on it though!!!


Do you think? I'm more inclined to agree with Rob and keep it stock rather than spend a load on Syncros parts or whatever. My Dekerf is idly sitting under the stairs waiting for me to be able to afford it's new paint job anyway :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:11 pm 
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Just think with the quality of the hand built frames RM produced back then, they should really have some nice light kit on them. They really do ride so well!


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With regards to changing the seat, no one will see it when your riding, same as grips ;)


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Raleighracer wrote:
With regards to changing the seat, no one will see it when your riding, same as grips ;)


I've no problem with the way they look so they will only be changed if they are uncomfortable.

I always used to have a Rolls or a Turbo on my old bikes so shouldn't be a problem.


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FluffyChicken wrote:
Probably a groupset swap at the shop rather than 'late' or bought a bit later and the shop sold the Suntour stuff separately or on another bike.

What's the serial number or first half of it.


Serial number is I90900231


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raidan73 wrote:
FluffyChicken wrote:
Probably a groupset swap at the shop rather than 'late' or bought a bit later and the shop sold the Suntour stuff separately or on another bike.

What's the serial number or first half of it.


Serial number is I90900231


Interesting, I would read that as 1991 ~Sept made so a 1992 'model' bike.
So


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