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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:40 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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I know, I know, more tat from the cheese but I though I'd bung this up as it was another paperround money favourite and not that bad with its True Temper double butted tubing - ideal upgrade fodder of the day

Came to me rusty dusty and covered in oil. Junked the wheels, chainrings rear mech. Added nice brakes, spare LX chainset and some nice period 3ttt bars

Nothing special, but what the hey...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:56 pm 
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see my signature. looks like that might be the alternate colourway


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:58 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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the frame on its own is surprisingly light


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:06 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Theres a good reason somebody threw that away


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:11 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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MadCowKev wrote:
Theres a good reason somebody threw that away


yes, so I could fix it and annoy you, specifically, just you.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:30 pm 
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Poor quality control on the spraying, leaving all that hair in the paint like that..


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:04 pm 
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Love it...

This is why I bought my sorrento - classy paint! :lol:

Thats my favourite of your recent builds (ignore these wotsits, wouldn't know a classy bike if they sat on one... :oops: )


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:11 pm 
SotS Winner
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Don't tell anyone, but I have a Topanga in my basement awaiting some TLC, it's an '80s bike but remarkably light .

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:27 pm 
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There's something about bikes like this -don't know whether it's nostalgia or reason, but they just seem so unpretentious and right -just what a basic day in day out bike should be like. Even the chainset looks like engineering compared to lower end toy-a-likes today.
-Tis practical fun transport, alive and kicking again. Good job. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:38 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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my first mountain bike bike :D


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