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 Post subject: Re: Even badder man
PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:10 pm 
Old School Hero

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Thanks for the info,just hope the guys can find it again,it got buried under a ton of other bikes


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:31 pm 
Retro Guru

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Location: Chorlton, where you knit your own yoghurt.
No problem. :) good luck with it :)


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 Post subject: Re: Even badder man
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:03 pm 
Old School Hero

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The wonderful people at the recycling centre have dug out the Carerra for me,can't wait to pick it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Even badder man
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:07 pm 
Old School Hero

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:19 pm 
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Location: Chorlton, where you knit your own yoghurt.
Oh it's great to see that. I've not seen one for years. It's a mk2 (the mk 1 had mountain exage with thumbies) carreras were good bikes back then. It was the base model in the range, followed by the Waikaloa ( purple splatter paint with suntour xc ) Kathmandu ( blue splatter, shimano dx) and the Quattro comp ( grey smoke, xt) there was also a step through equivalent of the krakatoa in yellow splatter who's name escapes me. They all came with touch up paint and laquer and there was a proper brochure for that year too. The krakatoas list price was around 300 quid. Nice ride too, and the only one you could get in 17 inch apart from the step through one. That one looks like its very original. Let us know how you get on with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Even badder man
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:41 pm 
BoTY Winner
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Abaca wrote:
What would you guys do?


I wouldn't have bought a sh!tty low end bike in poor shape that wasn't my size in the first place.


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 Post subject: Re: Even badder man
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:11 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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rumpfy wrote:
Abaca wrote:
What would you guys do?


I wouldn't have bought a sh!tty low end bike in poor shape that wasn't my size in the first place.


Aha! But, said shitty bike can be sold to purchase less shitty bike more suitable and less shitty than the previous shitty bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:44 am 
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I would take a gt over a carrera anyday of the week.

Gt made bikes, carrera is a brand to shift product

Had a waikalou back then and it was so bad I ended up leaving it in at a church fete for then to sell for a quid. Dreadful things


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 Post subject: Re: Even badder man
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:44 pm 
Old School Hero

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Doctor stewie thank for the info,what year do you think? Is there a Carerra catalog available?


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 Post subject: Re: Even badder man
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:47 pm 
Old School Hero

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Legrandefromage wish I could paste your quote here but my phone will not allow it,what you said is rightbl it has allowed me to purchase other bikes of interest to me.
I understand they're not that special but I always wanted a retro Carerra and now I'm getting one,chuffed


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