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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:45 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Relaaaaaaaaax its only my Courier slacking off.

Slum dog parts bin build, will replace with Mountain LX later but having fun with Alivio.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:53 pm 
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I so wish I'd kept that frame. :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:49 pm 
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A u-brake on the chainstay, superb. What is the thinking behind that, any ideas?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:01 pm 
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Splatter Paint wrote:
A u-brake on the chainstay, superb. What is the thinking behind that, any ideas?


Pretty common for the era. Bigger diameter tubeset than the seatstays, i.e. "less" prone to flex ;)

That's a nice looking bike Big Cheese!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:23 pm 
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Stunning 8) a very nice example which looks in great nic too, I can never tire of these early beasts 8)

Can you put a picture in the early muddy fox lovers page pretty please :wink: I would cut and paste the link but my blinking iPhone won't do

Cheers


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:27 pm 
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tis a beautiful frame indeed, but shoot that saddle :lol:

chris what height are you? you have some lovely frames but there always too big or to wee


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:38 am 
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What size is it??


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:09 am 
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It's a 16"; as usual with all the bikes I find, I bought it because I thought it looked cool, not because of some boring reason like it would fit. :oops:
I am 5'10", but I have freakishly short 28" legs, so none of my trousers look good and I ride frames between 17"-21", depending on how old they are.
Pretty unique, though; never seen another 1980s Muddy Fox in such a small size. They predate compact geometry; their advice in the original advert for that bike (look in reader's bikes) was to pick a size 1" smaller than a correct touring bike measurement.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:25 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Its the biggest 16 I've ever ridden (ooer)

Very high BB, almost elevated feel, I fit, yet the Kuwahawa is too small with a slightly bigger frame...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:01 pm 
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I just picked up one of these from our local tip! :D


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