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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:56 pm 
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Was trawling the ended auctions on ebay and noticed this didnt sell, was near me and looked kind of interesting. Went through the archive on here and found it to be designed by a U.S. guy, built in Spain for the European market and possibly poorly kitted out (shimano acera?)

Apparently it's hardly been used. Not sure of age as seller bought it used but threads on here seem to say mid 90s?

Picking it up Weds afternoon for the princely sum of £20 on the strength of the photo attached. 19" he says. Mistake? VFM? Waste of effort?

I shall await your verdicts and knowledge with trepidation and appreciation as always. THM


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:33 pm 
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What no abuse? Not even from Chopper1192?

Can't even tell what sort of brakes?


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:00 pm 
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Probably a better return on your money than buying ten Euro lottery tickets... :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:25 pm 
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At worst you can't go wrong for £20, at best it may turn out to be cracking to ride. Looks like win-win to me.


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
At worst you can't go wrong for £20, at best it may turn out to be cracking to ride. Looks like win-win to me.


Thanks for that. Have to say I was also expecting and looking forward to a smidgen of your acerbic wit. :P


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:49 pm 
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nowt wrong with that,well worth the money. :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Well picked up the Grisley. It would appear that I'm not meant to own a bike unless it has a mammalian association.
Have to say a bit weird but I quite like it for that. Dripping in Shimano Acera and Cheng Shin Rubber. In very good if a bit grimy condition. Have just set saddle height and hopped on for fit. Bars could do with going up a bit but not sure if that's possible given headset? Completely original. 29lbs as is. Spain's Finest. Ole! Via Les's Cycles Canvey Island. Maybe it belonged to Wilko Johnson? :mrgreen:

I shall clean it up and post better pics tomorrow.

The boy done good.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:04 pm 
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looks like a good un to me,cant argue for that cash. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:16 pm 
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Is there a way to raise the stem and keep the original forks?


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:24 pm 
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i just downhill style bars on mine,makes a difference. :D


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