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I fell in love with the Overbury's Pioneer 24 years ago when my mate bought a Campag Euclid equipped from Thornhill cycles, he let me have the frame six years ago but secretly regretted letting it go, then this came along and a deal was struck, he walked away with his frame and a box of NOS Euclid parts and I got another Pioneer!
Hurt a bit getting rid of my stash but I made him very happy and i'm stoked with this one!
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there are couple of spots of corrosion but that's it, all the bearings run smooth, its got a full deore groupset, Biopace rings and Mavic Oxygen M6 rims, under a very dodgy saddle cover was a pristine white Rolls saddle.
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Don't think the Scott AT4 bars really go so i'm going to replace them with a flat bar i'll use a Paul Duo lever for the brakes and a XT2 thumbie for the front, 66 Triumph Daytona is sending me a 7 speed gripshift which i'll flip upside down so I can run it on the left.
Swap the tyres for some splashbacks and it will do for now !
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I'm torn between restoring the "clockwork" colour scheme or to replicate the 89 frame and forks but using candy red rather than silver.
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What do you think ?
Personally, I don't think you can do wrong with this. It is kinda cool in the Orange and white, Purely due to the tensions at the time.
And I would imagine its a rare sight as it is these days.
But with this said, its a Dream come true for you, and "Paint is just a Veneer"......and for me its about what inspires you when you look at it, if you want paint it go for it. You can always take good quality close up pics of the fade depths and decal placements and go back to Original if you ever wanted too.
Ref Neils Paint comment and Mark from Argos.
No it wouldn't be easy to replicate, but they are more than capable, and there is very little they cant do and I have to add the Quality of work is exceptional.
I had the exact same thing said to me. But knowing Mark as I do, I took the trip and we worked out the best way forward. Not easy and it was a bit of a wait to achieve the result I was looking for, but the end result bowled me Over if im truthful.
They went the Extra mile for me, and I can tell you it wont be forgotten in a hurry.
If that's what you want after all the years of waiting, I say to hell with it......GO FOR IT......
Apologise for those that have seen it, but given the Paint topic......., The bike Below is all thanks to Argos in Bristol.