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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:21 pm 
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Just been given this beast its a Diamond back of some sort. :)


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Possible clunker build... Any suggestions??


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:27 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Thanks to the use of urban dictionary I now know what that means... I agree!! haha :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:02 pm 
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Looks alright - stem needs a slight adjustment :lol: klunker sounds good. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:20 pm 
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Yeah sure does! I've put some air in the tyres but that's all I've gone to it at them min, will get it washed checked out tmoz then prob sell it on.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:33 pm 
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GLWS :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:06 pm 
retrobike rider
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think that's a Sorrento

I have a dungheap of one of those too, and need to get shot, only I paid money for mine :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:13 pm 
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Pyro Tim, any ideas of its age? If I put more pics up tmoz will you have a chance of finding out?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:25 pm 
retrobike rider
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It's Tim, Tom is my cousins name, and I've had my grandmother calling me Tom all night :lol:

I can try, but to be honest, I'll do most of it by checking against Bikepedia, and the numbers on the 4 DBs I have in my possession currently. Also helps if it's mostly original, the gearing often gives it away. I didn't even bother with my Sorrento, as I was so annoyed with myself, will check mine at the same time. Mine is too big for me (22"), and the crank arms don't match, but other than that is in better condition than yours. If anyone wants it, I'll sort pictures. It owes me £50 posted

I'm also out on the bike 3 hours from home tomorrow, so may not get a chance until Monday.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:27 pm 
retrobike rider
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After a quick check, I think it's a 97
http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=1997&Brand=Diamondback&Model=Sorrento&Type=bike#.UIMlRYYsRc4

To be fair, they aren't that bad. The geometry is actually quite nice to ride, it's just they are built with the cheaper heavier tubes, and have crap componentry on them.


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