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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:48 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Despite its age,its a nice clean looking bike
Very tidy 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:43 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
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...


Looks big.

Good frame - worth keeping and upgrading the bits.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:21 pm 
retrobike rider
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im sure my mate had an identical one to that one bitd in the day, his name and topanga just seem to ring a bell.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:33 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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will remove the rust, tidy the paint and find a better mech. then it will sit in garage waiting untill I decide what to do with it.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:24 pm 
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A real bike probably out being thrashed by a real rider. It's what's on the saddle that counts!

I love this kind of stuff, not the anally-retentive 'corncob-up-my-bum' pretentiousness of the garage queen brigade!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:36 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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hamster wrote:
I love this kind of stuff, not the anally-retentive 'corncob-up-my-bum' pretentiousness of the garage queen brigade!


luckily, this site doesnt suffer from that attitude. garage queens have their place. this is the sort of bike you can wreck without damaging your wallet


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:16 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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i gave my mate one of those years ago. i really liked it too. yours is looking good.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:19 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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lewis1641 wrote:
i gave my mate one of those years ago. i really liked it too. yours is looking good.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:42 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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nothing wrong with a bit of patina


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