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 Post subject: Caygill for the Missus
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:56 am 
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I picked this up the other day as her current bike is pretty dire. Ive only ever seen Arthur Caygill road bikes and one steel mtb before so was intrigued by this. I can say the pics really dont do it justice. The frame is so beautifully made and that paint! Not sure if you can make out but there is a flute down each side of the down tube thats pretty unusual.
Not sure of year although I bought it off the original owner it was made for and they said the xtr m900 wheels were original so can only assume 91 to 95ish? Or much later?! The rest has been replaced the xt m750 gear(they didn't have the other m900 gear :-() which hasn't seen much action. After a good clean all thst needs doing is a service to the bomber z4 flylights as they arnt overly smooth.
Anyone else know of these bikes?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:18 am 
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I recently re acquired my old caygill...take a look at the link in my signature for original build!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:39 am 
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[quote="jinjrich"]I recently re acquired my old caygill...take a look at the link in my signature for original build![/qu
Looks nice 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:04 am 
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Ive just been informed by Caygill that it was made on 14th April 2001 so I guess the xt m750 is original and the m900 wheels arn't!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:18 am 
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That looks like a cracking little bike! I've had my caygill road bike since 1991 :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:53 am 
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Lovely,

I think sometimes bikes like this are made with whatever is lying around.

So it might all be original.

There is no canti hanger on the rear, so unlikely to have had m900 brakes.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:47 pm 
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Unfortunately sad to admit it looks like its just too small. I was concerened about size when I picked it up. Even with a higher stem and a longer seatpost it just aint right for her and never gonna realistically find another :-(


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Shame, what size is it?


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Now sadly up for sale as its just too small for her. Im gonna split I think so pm me if anyone is interested. I will do a proper sale thread asap


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Hi

What size and material is the frame please ?


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