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 Post subject: pulled out of the shed
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:41 am 
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Forgot about it since 1995 when i got my 94 explosif :shock: Picked it up yesterday from my grans where the shead roof had colapsted on it. Not a bike that every 1 likes but here it is my old 1993 Carrera Flex Quest looking a bit worse 4 wear not sure what to do with it yet. What do u guys think ? Dont wanna get rid as my first mountain bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:48 am 
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I'd clean that up and ride it 8)
It's nice to have your first mountain bike, my first was stolen, but luckily I still have my 2nd.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:49 am 
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i bought a carrera the year before (i think) and i femember being slightly gutted when the new range came out in the same colours as yours. they looked so modern

get it rideable and enjoy


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:46 pm 
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Some serious cleaning needed....


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:52 pm 
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i know ive been putting it off will have a crack at it tommorow :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:43 am 
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Wow a blast from the past!

I've got most of the bits off one of those still, had exactly the same bike for my 14th birthday and Christmas present.


Alivio groupset save the YST headset, very early Gripshift SRT-300 and Taiwan Alloy brake levers. Also fitted out the Flex Stem clone and a 26.2 mm Kalloy seat post.

Frame pretty much came out of the Saracen stable and were really well specced at their price points. Tange Cromo tubeset and fat 1" Tange forks.

Managed to fold the fork blades clean over jumping a concrete paddling pool.

Still use the 1" Zoom cable hanger on my Cinder Cone.



Looks like you upgraded the heavy Black steel bars and moved to Rapidfire shifters at some point, I went down the Tranz-X Purple Zanzibar handlebar route as that was the cheapest alloy bar about. V cool in 1993.



I'd forgotten the name of the bike after I rattle canned it so thanks for the memory. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:01 am 
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funny you should say that i did the same with my forks :oops:


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 Post subject: dirty bike
PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:20 pm 
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thats a dream project to me :) tearin' into it to see whats worth keeping :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:40 am 
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Thats great, bet it cleans up pretty well!


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