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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:45 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
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nice.
but needs a clean :|


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:14 pm 
Gold Trader
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Aye. These were the icons of the day really. Yours looks pretty good.

If you find yourself with any parts left over, can you give me a shout please as I am also restoring an 87 courier and am after some original parts for it.

I'm just doing mine over the winter, but it was the bike I always wanted back then, but couldn't afford.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:01 pm 
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Ally wrote:
Aye. These were the icons of the day really. Yours looks pretty good.

If you find yourself with any parts left over, can you give me a shout please as I am also restoring an 87 courier and am after some original parts for it.

I'm just doing mine over the winter, but it was the bike I always wanted back then, but couldn't afford.


won't have any spare parts as am a little short for the third restoration courier.

but keep me posted on yours, maybe you can help out with the race team to beat all race teams next summer. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:29 pm 
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Nae worries.

I did see your other post. Good idea, but depends where you have it. Also not much of a racer these days. I am quite good at gentle ambling though.

I also have to remove the seized seatpost from the frame. I will post up pics on another thread in due course though rather than hijack yours.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:46 pm 
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Ally wrote:
Nae worries.

I did see your other post. Good idea, but depends where you have it. Also not much of a racer these days. I am quite good at gentle ambling though.

I also have to remove the seized seatpost from the frame. I will post up pics on another thread in due course though rather than hijack yours.


hijak this if you like with pics - i don't mind. :D

there is a MF annonymous thread somewhere. WIll upload there i suppose when i get around to cleaning and taking more.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:55 am 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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nice bike - special I think as things changed so much in the next 2 years or so.

Good skills on finding three of them.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:14 pm 
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Yea , It's like meeting an old friend .
I bought a Courier as my first MTB in '87 , but sold it to fund my next bike , a DB Axis in '89 .
I wont say I obsessively scoured the ads /Ebay , but last year I found a courier on Ebay that I was fortunate enough to win .
It's in great shape , with the odd scuff . I just love riding it .
I still have my axis , however it is V.Tired .
Imagine my delight at finding a near mint Axis , that was owned by Harry Leary ( Google him kids ) .
So now I have my first MTB 'back ' . It's not my 'actual ' one. The Axis is amazing ,racey as hell , but the Courier is sooo laid back . At the time I saw the Axis as a step up , and it is in many ways , lighter faster better harder stronger , or something , but in a way the courier has a modern feel to it . The geometry is quite slow and easy to ride fast down hills . Shame it cant be stopped as it predates brakes.

Looks good with the '88 stickers . I seem to remeber the ad said " specification is subject to change ..."
Haha


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:52 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner
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A past mate of mine from bitd had a courier and i always remember its rather large frame size. Must have been one of the first mtb brands i can remember seeing as a nipper and thinking "that's so cool, i want one of them!" 8)


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