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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:53 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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1985 Overbury's Cross Fell or Peak Finder

I'm not 100% sure of the model, I was told its a Pathfinder but i'm sure those were later models and all the features of this point to the '85 catalouge.

This is my 3rd 1980's addition after the '85 DB Axis and the '89 MS Racing. I love the subtle quality features of these early bikes and the slack angles make for an enjoyable relaxing ride

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Wow , that is seriously cool , was this the one in Liverpool ? You have been busy if it is and it looks as if it has had an easy life 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Yes thats the one. The lady said it belonged to her late father who bought it from new. It was pretty grimey, took a bit of cleaning but there is hardly any wear at all.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:39 pm 
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Fantastic and glad it has gone to a good home !


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:40 pm 
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Nice build, the bars/stem are the standout components, what make are they?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:48 pm 
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The bullmoose bars are ITM.

I've added the pedals and saddle as these were the only non-original components but they are period correct.

Hard to think this almost ended up in the skip.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:31 pm 
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Hmmmm. Like that. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:15 pm 
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I really like that, what a find!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Sweet ride 8) .
I dont think it is a peakfinder though. I have a ropey one in gunmetal grey with the origional decals and it is a fillet brazed frame.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:40 pm 
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Thanks.
The specification above that were issued in Nov '84 (so '85 model year) suggest the same frame was used for all three models and the colour could be chosen.

What year is you peakfinder?


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