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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:46 pm 
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Thought I'd start this ,and will get loads of stick for it :lol:

In anticipation of this ........MacRetro idea........'.Methinks an upgrade a BSO comp might be fun. Get something heavy and rubbish in the frame dept. then fit it with nice kit, ride and photo it and write a wee report on it and whether you think it has been notably improved or not '.................

So I reckon the worst bso you can find up to 1997 but worthless, not Reynolds steel,ally acceptable ,
before and after piccys just 2 if poss what do you think:-) ?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Not just Raleigh.........Apollo...Townsend...etc ....etc


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:22 pm 
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might have the ideal participant for this

need to see where it is first tho


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:20 pm 
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I think I know the location of a suitable foundation for such a build (well, it weighs about the same as concrete foundations!!) hmmm...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:52 pm 
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am i right to say the starting bid is a little ambitious?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOWNSEND-BOYS ... 27d0aff0fa


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-TOWNS ... 1c30d7283b


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:07 pm 
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May I suggest a Trek 800? Hi-Ten frame, proper 80s geometry even at the end of the 90s. Easily 30+ lbs.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:25 pm 
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twain wrote:
am i right to say the starting bid is a little ambitious?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOWNSEND-BOYS ... 27d0aff0fa


I think the starting bid will probably be the winning bid :lol:

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I THINK IT IS A 19 INCH FRAME AND THE WHEEL SIZE IS ABOUT 22 INCHES.


Surely the 22inch wheels make it a more desirable purchase?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:35 pm 
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He's probably measured across the 26 inch wheels :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
May I suggest a Trek 800? Hi-Ten frame, proper 80s geometry even at the end of the 90s. Easily 30+ lbs.


A TREK!!!!! Your aiming your sights far to high :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:04 pm 
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I'm in the process of doing the same with a 1992 Raleigh amazon. So far it's only got a better saddle, deore chain set and un53 and deore front mech though. I'm growing strangely fond of it. Might take a photo this weekend.


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