Bought this on ebay on Sunday evening and collected it last night.
Honestly couldn't believe my luck when the old boy wheeled it out of his house!
He bought a pair of them on 10th November 1990. One was for him and this one was for his wife.
If this bike has covered more than 20 miles in its life then I'd be very supprised.
He supplied it with all of the original paperwork, including pre-sale quotations listing different frame finishes and component options.
The correspondance between the previous owner and Overburys date back to March 1989!
He has fitted Nokia City Runner tires to it at some point but these have never been used (until today
) and gave me the original Farmer Johns Nephews too.
The frame is Columbus OR with pretty much LX throughout. Rims are quoted as Mavic, but have no stickers on to confirm this.
All I've done to it is to remove the god-aweful mudguards and cheap bar-ends, and add the obligitory RetroBike stickers
Plans are very simple for this bike. Brake levers are naff so will be looking for some mint period Deore ones and I dont like the bars (as they look pretty naff too). The armchair will have to go too and I've got some NOS DX cantis that I may swapover for the LX ones.
Here are a few pics but will update with some better ones when I stop staring at it
As I collected it...
Minus muddies and bar ends...
Much better now!
Last one, for now