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 Post subject: Re: White Elephant
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:47 am 
MacRetro rider
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Oi enough with the thread hijacking, take your road bike memories over to roadbike chat.
Its White Elephants here, big white things, floppy ears and long noses.............errr no i mean what the threads originally about :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: White Elephant
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:59 pm 
retrobike rider
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Location: Nth Somerset, UK
Mine I am highly embarrassed to say is a Bigfoot e-stay.

I badgered the owner to sell me the frame, I then battled with crossed threads and part stripped bottom brackets. I eventually built it up into a nice shiny red machine with Pace RC35's, Shimano m900 XTR, Middleburn RS3 cranks and........ meh.

Something about it did not suit me, I rode it once around the block and once to the local woods and then hung it up to gather dust. :facepalm:

Fortunately my daughter loved it, so I gave it to her for her birthday and the first time we rode together she left me for dead... so it obviously wasn't the bike. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: White Elephant
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:14 pm 
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This:

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I had to double the original total budget (inc purchase price) to get it into working order, now it's too bloody precious to ride, I've probably only ridden it 10miles.


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 Post subject: Re: White Elephant
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:14 pm 
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duplicate post


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 Post subject: Re: White Elephant
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:40 pm 
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I'll have the second one.


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