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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:50 am 
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Wow!! What a first project!

Looks fantastic, I'm sure whoever got it off of you is enjoying it still.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:01 am 
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So where is this bike now? Did another Retrobike member buy it?
I love these frames


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:58 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
So where is this bike now? Did another Retrobike member buy it?
I love these frames


I sold it to a lady who was looking for a small lightweight steel frame, I recall she fitted a rockshox Sid fork with a 1" ahead steerer and did a bit of racing on it. That was 5 years ago, I've not had contact with her since so I don't know where it is now and she wasn't a member on here either.... At least it still got put to good use after 17 years though ey? :wink:

Sean


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:54 pm 
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Hopefully it's still being used, beautiful looking bike, will keep my eye out for a 19 inch frame one :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:19 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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Mine may be up for grabs, for the right price. See my signature.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:46 pm 
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Nice looking bike trebz, but am looking for a prestige in purple and grey, (which I should of said) I have my component s at the ready, USE purple seatpost, stalk stem and Orange hot rod bars in purple. But thanks for letting me know, much appreciated, I do like a black bike, as I have a 1992 and 1993 clockworks in black,but want a coloured steed now for my collection of Orange. Am sure you will get a good price for it if you decide to sell, so much rarer than the clockwork. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:09 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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That's ok my good man. No pressure obviously :-)

I still wince and give a sharp intake of breath when I pick it up though, they are ridiculously light.

Cracking bikes.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:03 am 
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Cheshire1980 wrote:
Hopefully it's still being used, beautiful looking bike, will keep my eye out for a 19 inch frame one :mrgreen:


id be interested to find out, not that I'm likely to. i wasnt getting much use out of the bike cus i favoured my jump bike at the time, so id be happy even if someone got just one last season of use and enjoyment out of the orange before retiring it.

im yet to see any of my old bikes reappear on the forum but im certain id recognise this one, for starters the new paint was a different shade than the original, the silver originally had a hint of gold if i remember, and the purple was also lighter than the original but not that you wold notice

sean


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:18 am 
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+1 on the weight comment

i think it was tange ultimate superlight tubed, it had the diamond shaped sticker on the down tube. very light but i remember thinking the tubing was quite thin.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:58 am 
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No your quite right regarding the tubing being thin, which in turn made them beautifully light and very performance driven, but a lot less robust to the clockwork and were much more likely to get damaged or written off unfortunately. Smashing looking bike tho :)


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