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 Post subject: maverick clunker! :)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:39 am 
Gold Trader
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how cool is this!

love the leather staps to stop the brakes over reaching.

the rear brakes have stops on the brake pads too 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:41 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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needs Brooks saddle and shiney cranks


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:43 am 
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i know what you meen about the cranks, think they aren't original :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:09 am 
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Location: Sheffield
I had one of these,brings back memories.It was coloured blue,changed it from 5 to 15 speeds,rode it to death,then cut the frame up.My first mtb.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:02 am 
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I had the 15 speed one, I was an absolute nightmare for Raleigh, went through 3 wheelsets in about 6 months, not bad considering I weighed less than 10 stone. In the end I put in some Fat-tec grease-eeze axles and no more problems, two of my mates had the bike after me, until it was knicked in Turnpike Lane. Those frames are surprisingly well made, definitely keepers.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:37 am 
MacRetro rider
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Location: Third stone from the sun.
I agree with LGF, a nice brooks seat and some cranks would set it off.

I'd also loose the reflectors (even though they have probably been on there 20 odd years :lol: ) and fit some burly pedals.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:36 am 
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I see you´re in Colchester, I did my art and design foundation course there, I can just imagine riding that up the hill from the college to the h¡gh street! Talking of which, that was where my first good mtb got nicked, A Diamond Back Ascent EX, I was well gutted, I remember riding all around Colchester looking for it afterwards...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:28 am 
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Yes: good bikes for their time. In my early teens I cycled over a good part of Scotland on mine and did some fairly serious off-roading on it.

This one isn't my childhood one, but it has been in my family since new. Need to do a bit to it, but its in great shape for its age.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:27 pm 
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just fitting some cough modern cough tyres and brake pads and she'll be done. rides so nicely real sit up[ and beg style but handles really nicely (in a lorry kind of way)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:51 pm 
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the red one is sweeeeeeeeeet


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