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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:44 pm 
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This came today......

.....like this :shock: :facepalm:

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Luckily after carefully removing the bubblewrap and tape it was ok. Plan is to strip it down and clean and identify what needs doing. The zolatone is surprisingly mostly blemish free and the forks, stem & bars are sratch free and vibrant. The decals are a tad ropey so they might need replacing at some point but other than that it's a beauty. I'm going to upgrade the shifter/levers to a set of XT push/push one's I have spare and I'm also going to replace the grips and those horrible brakes (never liked M550 brakes) but I'm going to keep the rest of the groupo as is.

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Thanks for looking, more updates to come soon :cool:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:47 pm 
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that looks really nice but that first picture cracked me up :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Nice Marin.....

But much better 5turbo...
Tungsten Grey the best colour.... Fancy selling it :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:56 pm 
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sweet bike - real time warp stuff!

Nice renault 19 too?

I had a 5 GTX once - loved it 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:27 pm 
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lovely condition. ride it nicely :wink:

original grips as well, tend to crack and rip easy.

bright stinking orange always a winner with me.

nice one!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:37 pm 
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Dibs on the cantis when available? I have a set of low pro LX BR-550 cantis to swap if required.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:47 pm 
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old skool babe wrote:
Nice Marin.....

But much better 5turbo...
Tungsten Grey the best colour.... Fancy selling it :wink:


nevadasmith wrote:
sweet bike - real time warp stuff!

Nice renault 19 too?

I had a 5 GTX once - loved it 8)


Well spotted hawkeyes' :shock:

The Turbo is a standard '89 G with 22k on the clock and the R19 is a basic 1.4 jobby with 28k.

Thanks for the comments. Unfortunately the grips are funk'd so they will have to be replaced, I like the Ritchey foam ones.. they're readily available but a bit retro(y)

LGF.. pEeHem sent


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:54 pm 
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:shock: I seem to remember us talking about that sort of packing. But lovely bike. E-bay will get you some lovely foam grips cheap.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:59 pm 
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pm me your address and I'll send you some foamies for Karma...


Renault 5 GTturbo was my first car as a lowly 19 year old... 8) 8)


As for the main subject, a mate of mine had a 90 Eldridge BITD, exactly the same as this, and I loved it...

Great score fella... 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:00 pm 
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We were chatting about that T.... I'd hoped it would never happen to me and then this pitched up :lol:

Remarkably it arrived unscathed.


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