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 Post subject: Muddy Fox Courier Comp
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Got this at the tip today...

I think the forks have had a hard life....and the brakes look like they have been changed at a later date...

Just wondered if anyone could tell me how old it is....

and if its anything interesting....

back in 1988-89 all i wanted was a muddy fox......

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:52 am 
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mid 1990's perhaps 95. Shame about the fork. Is the steerer tube weld OK?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:34 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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1991/2 - as ever, to confirm the age of a bicycle - there are clues:

Date stamps on saddles/ stems/ seatposts and sometimes on hubs.

Shimano date codes - every bit of Shimano kit has a letter dater code - google it you lazy biscuits.

http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm

300/400/500LX disappeared (and rightly so) after 93.

I'd check the down tube for ripples around the head tube as it could possibly be fooked.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:39 am 
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'92, '93 The 1991 Models like my Seeker Mega had fatter forks and Wishbone seatstays.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:40 am 
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here was mine:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:26 am 
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Concensus of '92 then? :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:29 am 
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well - actually if you want to take the geekiness level up a notch - the shape of Cateye refelctors changed from year to year - those round ones on mine being from around 91 to 92.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:26 pm 
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Cheers Guys...

Not as old as I thought then...

serial no. X91 08J929

I've had another closer look at the frame around the headtube...

and it is Fooked....

the tube connecting the headset to the bottom bracket has a ripple, just after the weld at the headset.

didn't notice the bent forks at the tip or the fooked frame..

I just pulled the bike from the pile and stuffed it into the car...

It can go straight in the scrap metal bin this time. after I've stripped it...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:29 pm 
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I remember these, when I was at school (long time ago) few mates had them


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