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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:47 am 
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Thanks for the advice. The chap before me was my height and had a longer post fitted when new. About an inch of post left above max mark when on my road setting. More when I put it down a bit for off road. Needs a bit of red in the seat post clamp area methinks so bought a red alloy lever. Not that I'm getting anoraky or anything. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:59 pm 
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So this is the final version. Out on it this morning in the weather. Bright and crisp.
Changes since purchase - Tyres and tubes, saddle, rear mudguard added, changed bars and added ends, water bottle + cage. Other than that it's very much as it was in 1997. The Azonic bars and Onza ends are period (i think) so are in keeping with the bike.

Also added a saddle bag for tool kit and spare tube.

Hope you all like it as much as I do. :?: Anything not right or would change :?: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Just bought a red selle italia xo saddle............ They tell me this is how it takes you. Looking at local bikes on fleabay. Make it stop!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:32 am 
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Ok this is as it will stay. Now looking at an 88 explorer for road use! Then that will be it............


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:55 pm 
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Nice to see MF were still performing well with some of their bikes in 1997. I'd left riding by then, and since here been collecting 1989-1991 MF's. Good to see it getting used too.

A massive long stem looks bizarre now! :O does it handle OK like that?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:43 pm 
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It's vaguely reminiscent of my sister's Raleigh Twenty shopper that I would steal to do my Sunday morning paper round but without he rack. :lol:

Feels a bike like you're perched on top of it. Very smooth though. I don't really do it justice yet, if ever.


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 11:00 am 
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Well it really is finished now. Weighs in at under 30lbs for those interested. Thanks to all for advice and help with bits and tweaks via varios inept threads I've posted or hijacked. THM


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Hi peops..... sorry to crash this thread - but I'm hunting around and came upon this conversation..... My hubby has one of these bikes and he's looking to sell it. We've found the images that show it as £1600 at time of buying, but that was obviously a looooong time ago..... is there a specialist site or forum where we can sell it, what are retro enthusiasts really looking for in terms of information etc? I'm loath to put on ebay without the correct level of detail - help?!

Attached is a photo - any clues / advice would be appreciated.

Thanks, Mel


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Hi, this would be the place but post a decent picture and spec on this thread. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29681

If you look at mine on page 1 it cost me a lot less than a hundred pounds for an original bike. This looks quite extensively modified so very hard to put a price on it without better pics etc

Interesting paint job?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:54 pm 
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I know - hideous colour eh? It has been well used by one of Steve's mates for years before he got it - and he did the paint job lol.

Thanks - I'll get some pics together - it's probably the spec we'll struggle with due to the mods that've been done before Steve got hold of it ;-) but I'll give it a shot.


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