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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:18 pm 
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got this and £20 to take it away
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in comparison to a similar aged dale its a BSO but it's quite pleasant to ride
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so do i keep as is ,strip it ,or hot rod it

drops /cooks cranks m900 :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:01 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Yukon!

I used to love that paintwork BITD and still do! I say good idea on the hotrod, such a large frame would be suited to drops and you can have the seat lower then without it looking bad. Looks in lovely condition 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:50 pm 
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yup a yukon
cat perfect cetp for the back tyre
gonna bin the reflectors and mudguards
however the paint job looks "bloke in shed"ish, theres a big run between the
red and yellow on the seat tube ,and its wet paint too not powder
but 91 and raliegh were going thru stratospheric changes so it was cheaper
anyway
just been for a thrash round my local trails
and its not a bad bike very nice tbh

so gonna hotrod it ,the weight is the main thing ,i think i can get it to
24 lbs ,well thats the target anyway
need to get some raliegh decals on it too
and dirt drops
then go hunting my mates on their giant anthems


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:35 pm 
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if i remember correctly these had a reynolds 501 frameset with 200 gs/300lx groupset nice find


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:51 am 
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Looks pretty cool, plans for it sound ok, i recon drops on it would look great :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:26 pm 
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reynolds 501 is one step away from conduit i think

removed all the extraneous crap from it and changed the seat and post on it
and it lost 1 1/5 lbs
going to change the bars (lightweight 501 all terrain bend )
for some ali ones and fit a grippier front tyre

might fit drops instead
and try to locate some 3pc forks in a LGF post stylee


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:22 pm 
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If you'd like to see proper gates, click on the road bikes in my signature....no giggling now! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:13 pm 
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what a great find! the front tyre looks nicer with it's gumwall


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