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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:31 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:00 am
Posts: 5863
Location: York
Just picked this up, its a great looking bike and it seems to be totally original.

it has a full Exage Trail 18 speed groupset, original cabling and it still has swallow tyres

shame its only reynolds 500 but at least they didnt skimp on the 531 fork.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:43 pm 
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Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:49 pm
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Location: Oxford
Hey Mate yeah I like these old ones too, I used to have one that I toured through Cornwall and New Forest, bloody good under loads - good score. Cheers for the info you provided btw re Overburys - still umming and ah-Ing - I’ll prob miss out at this rate!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:58 pm 
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Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 6:39 pm
Posts: 960
Location: South Devon
Love a wildcat... 500 won't stop it from being a nice frame IMO, unless the build is weight weenie elsewhere in the grand scheme of things it's nothing really... only a few grams. Actually I think I prefer the feel of cro-mo (500/501) to cro-manganese (531) anyway, but I guess most of it comes down to how the frame is put together...

I have a couple of these, well, an Escape and a very similar un-named frame with the same 531 forks as your Wildcat. Unloved bikes and lots of quality for the sort of money they sell for. Nice to see another on here.


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