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 Post subject: Grisley mega 30
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:24 pm 
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finally dug it out of the workshop,i`ve riden it for years now,but i thought i would get it out and take some pics and tell you all the spec and story about it,i have owned it since new after i cracked the down tube on my team stumpjumper,i`ll let the pics tell the rest,
Grisley mega 30,
full xt groupset,
club roost bars,
tioga factory 2.1 fat ceramic 66 front tyreon a fir impes rim,
tioga factory2.3 fat ceramic 66 rear tyre on a mavic 217 sup,
ritchey logic seat.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:30 pm 
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Great another Mega!
Here's mine, a Mega 20, STX-SE kit, all original, 1994.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:36 pm 
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hooray,another one,they must be one of the rarest bikes out there.
yours is looking very nice indeed.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:00 am 
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are they worth a bit of money then these old fattys???

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160929026051? ... 1423.l2649


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:19 pm 
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I adore the silhouette of these frames, they've a gorgeous curvaceous nature about them - akin to Retrotec(s) offerings, in my mind. It's that top-tube/seat-tube bend that gets me :wink:

Lovely bikes, guys 8).


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:08 pm 
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corsarob wrote:
are they worth a bit of money then these old fattys???

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160929026051? ... 1423.l2649


The Ebay one (which I'm sure said sold for £234 this morning!?!) was lower range than mine, and I didn't pay that much for my mid range Mega. Your's is above mine range wise but looks a bit rougher in the pics, maybe that's the carbon wrap protector. Do you know what year yours is to have thumbies, yet it has the V brakes. Multiple changes from new maybe.

They're worth what anyone is prepared to pay I guess.


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holy oversize tubeset!! :shock: there's something about these frames that I quite like, don't think I've ever seen one for real though, elusive creatures those Grisley's.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:20 pm 
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stewlewis wrote:
corsarob wrote:
are they worth a bit of money then these old fattys???

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160929026051? ... 1423.l2649


The Ebay one (which I'm sure said sold for £234 this morning!?!) was lower range than mine, and I didn't pay that much for my mid range Mega. Your's is above mine range wise but looks a bit rougher in the pics, maybe that's the carbon wrap protector. Do you know what year yours is to have thumbies, yet it has the V brakes. Multiple changes from new maybe.

They're worth what anyone is prepared to pay I guess.


sorry,cant remember when i bought it,i think it was 96,but couldnt swear to it,and as for equipment on it,it all came off my stumpjumper team,so thats why its spec`d like it is,just got some mavic d521 with xt hubs for it as well.
mine is all stickered up with crap everywhere,but it has been well used and the chain is wrecked big time,think i will need to cut it off. :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Those were very popular in Spain.
Grisley was a trademark of BH bikes, a spanish (from the vasque country) factory of bycicles. Almost every spanish of my age had a BH in his childhood. Now they win world championships but they were heavy bycicles (http://www.bhbikes.com/)

American bikes were very popular in the nineties and spanish trademarks wanted to get closer to them, so BH came to an agreement with Peter Grisley to manufacture bikes with real american design and its signature.
I think very few people knew before who was that guy ;-)

BH belonged to an european group of bike manufacturers (I don't remember the name) that provided those aluminum tubes of the 5000 series from the aerospacial industry (Aviatube maybe?). They were strong but heavy weight. The 7000 series were lighter and easier to work with. I think that Grisley trademark dissapeared about 1999 or 2000, I'm not sure.

Sorry if my english isn't good enough.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:50 pm 
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thats more info than i have,and mine does have a made in spain sticker on it,just cant find any spec sheets on any of the bikes,and a quick update to mine,fittted a new chain and broke a rail on my saddle,rode round a little while i should of been working,but a tracker on my van means i cant go home and work on it,i have to take it with me and then work in the back of my van then go for a quick spin.
it still feels as good as as it used to to,i dont,but it does.lol


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