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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:25 pm 
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Try big tyres and risers first. That's a beauty!


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Well, she was delivered by the previous owner at lunchtime today, and oh yes she's genuine...! :) So tight and composed, feels like a 6month-old bike, not 15 years! The seller is a true retro enthusiast who used to work as the Saturday boy at On Your Bike in London in the 90's, so he has boxes full of retro stuff such as Cook Bros cranks, etc - and I've been given first dibs on whatever he finds! :twisted:

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[quote="gradeAfailure"]Well, she was delivered by the previous owner at lunchtime today, and oh yes she's genuine...! :) So tight and composed, feels like a 6month-old bike, not 15 years! The seller is a true retro enthusiast who used to work as the Saturday boy at On Your Bike in London in the 90's, so he has boxes full of retro stuff such as Cook Bros cranks, etc - and I've been given first dibs on whatever he finds! :twisted:
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check out my signature :lol: :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:54 pm 
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Hahahaha I love this place.. "Go on, buy it!".. Hahaha fantastic mate..

I just hope my Bonty [when it's finished!] doesn't come up against your Yo! in the BOTM Poll! :cry: :lol:


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kingroon wrote:
I just hope my Bonty [when it's finished!] doesn't come up against your Yo! in the BOTM Poll!


Er, i think your Bonty would beat Eddy at the moment! Cheers for the compliment though mate!

Here's a couple of pics of her being pressed into service as a daily hack to work, but the fat tyres (stealing them off the gf's Privateer as buying the bike has bankrupted me!) are going on just now for a weekend of hacking out alongside our horses...

Think she'll get lots of shiny parts bought for her over the winter and get stripped down and repainted before next spring. That's the plan anyway, it probably won't happen! :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:50 pm 
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Superb!

Trick brake levers & cantilevers and maybe a new wheelset and it would be awesome, kinda loving the black paint though.

Sorted my Bontrager fix with the SS one on the bay.....she'll be used as my daily commuter, finally got a bike I can put my original clear crud guard on :wink:

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Love that Yo in sexy black. The Mrs loves your cat! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:38 pm 
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Heheh, she's a bit of a show-off and has to get in the way every time I get the camera out!

Am thinking a respray over the winter might be in order - a modern twist on the original Aquafade, with pearlescent metallic green fading into pearlescent metallic blue...


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Love the Fat's, here's a pic of my '91 Yo, guess I'll fit cantis eventually.
Got a '91 Wicked as well that I've almost finished restoring... pics in the near future. :)


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Stevek,
about your '91 Yo....

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DING DONG!! WELL HELLLOOOOO!!!


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