bought this today of ebay - '89 palisades, all original, little bit of fading on the bars, needs new rubbers and there is a little bit of corrosion on the top tube - all for the handsome sum of £32.
Cant pick it up for a week! Arghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330794412875? ... 754wt_1271
You wanna tell us about those Forks
After looking at the listing on Ebay I just gotta ask about them
Are you going to leave them as is
Full Ebay Listing cut and pasted below
VINTAGE MARIN PALISADES MOUNTAIN BIKE - 1989 MODEL - 19 INCH FRAME 21 SPEED, ALL ORIGINAL PARTS OTHER THAN NEW BRAKEBLOCKS FRONT AND REAR, TYRES ARE THE ORIGINAL MARIN PRO COMBO ITEMS ALBEIT THEY ARE A LITTLE PERISHED.
THE FRAME IS SHOWING SPOTS OF CORROSION ALONG THE TOP TUBE ALL GEARS ORGINAL EXAGE 300LX SHIMANO STI SHIFTERS ORIGINAL ARAYA RIMS GOOD PROJECT FOR RESTORATION, OR CAN BE RIDDEN AS IT IS ALTHOUGH WILL NEED NEW TYRES AS I SAY.
ANY QUERIES PLEASE ASK.
COLLECTION ONLY FROM RIPON AREA
On 19-Sep-12 at 21:50:09 BST, seller added the following information:
JUST TO ADD TO THE DESCRIPTION, THE YELLOW PAINT FINISH ON THE HANDLEBARS HAS FADED SOMEWHAT, AND ALSO ON BOTH FRONT FORKS THERE ARE YOUTHFUL MODIFICATIONS IN THE FORM OF ENAMEL PAINTED LYRICS FROM A PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC SONG TITLE, NAMELY 'FREE YOUR MIND AND YO ASS WILL FOLLOW'!
APOLOGIES FOR NOT INCLUDING THIS IN THE INITIAL LISTING.
IF ANY BIDDER IS NOT HAPPY WITH THIS PLEASE DO RETRACT YOUR BIDS
You could start a whole thread on the weird and wonderful tag lines stuck on secondhand bikes, you've just got to post a close up of those forks when you get the bike, somehow I can't see Gill having a run on look-a-like repoductions.