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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:14 pm 
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Blingtastic! Love it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:54 pm 
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Great bike, one of the best vintage bike that I've ever seen. Congratulations


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:43 pm 
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Very, very nice 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:45 pm 
National & North West AEC
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Great looking bike with a nice bit of personal history. Excellent attention to detail too.
Well done that man!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:02 pm 
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Location: Stockholm, SWEDEN
Thank you all, for your kind words! It has really been a labour of love to bring this bike back to almost factory fresh.

ferrus wrote:
-how does/did it ride??

It is a very nice ride, it is a great allrounder. Carbon plushness but not exceedingly so, it doesn't feel too soft. Carbon stem/handlebar is nice on the hands on the rutty stuff. The aluminium rear has stiffness enough for interesting climbs, but the bike is not at all lightweight so I usually leave the most extreme climbs alone. :wink:

RockiMtn wrote:
how did you ever get yourself to actually use that off-roading???

Well, it is a mountain bike after all and bikes are meant to be ridden :D
Thanks to my almost god-like riding skills (the wife calls it "dumb luck" but what does she know? :wink: ), I have never had any serious thrills or spills with it.

RockiMtn wrote:
may i ask how much one of these cost back in 1990?

I paid 11000 swedish monies for it. I have Googled for the exchange rates for the day in 1990 when I bought it and found out that it translates to $1815 US, $2123 CAN or £1075.

hoegaardenadds1 wrote:
...the only thing i spotted was wrong was the perished o ring on the qr nut!

Yes, those O-rings really are the hens teeth, nigh impossible to find in good shape. I have played with the thought of substituting with ordinary O-rings, but the originals are in fact more of D-rings (the inner circumference is flat) and it just doesn't look right. The hunt goes on...

clockworkgazz wrote:
...never say this but I would not ride it, it's part of history and deserves to be kept nice

OK, will do. :D


Again, thanks a lot for your nice comments!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:01 pm 
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Would you swop it for 6 Marlboro lights and three Bottles of Cobra Beer?

And £40.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:58 am 
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i love it.
a very very very very very well done job.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:54 pm 
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That's a stunning display of perfection.
Pics gradually take you back in time.

This could be the bike of the century, well at least last century :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:36 pm 
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:shock:... WOW!! August bike of the month...

Bling on wheels...


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:48 pm 
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I love that!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!


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