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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:22 pm 
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Picked this up on Friday, after an last minute excited, nostalgic led kneejerk bid for it on Ebay.

Turns out its an ex team bike, having been ridden by Alan Patey.
Spent the today stripping it down and cleaning it, replacing many of the tired parts, being a race bike its been well used.

Not really sure what to do with it now though, as after spending the day with its just not really left the impression I thought it might and I cannot see myself riding it TBH...

Anyhoo...here she is. Looking better than it did when I picked it up and sporting a new chainset, brakes, cables...oh and the 2.1 Tioga DH tyres, which will need removing as they are too wide at the back....

Just need to grab an 8spd chain

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:14 pm 
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A 9spd chain will work perfectly well...

These are rather tank like but work well out on the cross country rippelly stuff. A bit heavy to get going but unstoppable in every sense of the word once you get going.

If you get bored of it


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:52 pm 
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I like that.


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