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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:09 pm 
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I threw a bid at a kind of beat looking Cross Country Racer that was on eBay while ago, guessing that it was in nicer condition than it looked. I was a little surprised to get the bike for $480. The paint, cool in its time, was faded and worked and there was a fair amount of surface rust. I had the bike stripped and powdercoated, in pink, as an homage to Jacquie Phelan's rockin' Phoenix. I had an extra Type II fork kicking around so I swapped that out. Final touches included a more period correct seatpost (though it is two years too new), a WTB shim for the WTB bar and a Salsa stem. Also put on some WTB grips and some Timbuk II tires from FirstFlight Bikes. I think it turned out pretty nice!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:21 pm 
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top marks to that man there!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:09 pm 
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8) Really like it :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:10 pm 
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I remember seeing that one on eBay and fancied a punt on it. If I remember correctly the seller would not ship it over here.
Turned out really sweet. Rides as well as it looks?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:12 pm 
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It is just finished and hasn't made it out east yet. I hope to have a ride report after the winter has finished ravishing our fair countryside.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:43 pm 
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I really like that .

what year is it ?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:55 pm 
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1990


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:10 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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It looks really racey for a 1990 bike .


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:35 am 
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Nice one!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:20 am 
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arghhh, I was kicking myself when it went for under 500. Then again, had I bid, it probably wouldn't have been as good a deal. Good score.

nice choice with the pink.


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