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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:53 pm 
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:shock: With that kind of damage to the forks who's to say what damage has been done to the frame, that you may not necessarily be able to see.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:57 pm 
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Low end steel from 1996? It'd make a nice singlespeed project.
Should have Acera/Alivio kit, the Tourney is aftermarket.


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awaycaboose wrote:
:shock: With that kind of damage to the forks who's to say what damage has been done to the frame, that you may not necessarily be able to see.


:lol: i thought that too. When i first spotted it i thought it was an aluminium frame, but it's actually steel. I've just stripped it down and it's in pretty good shape! Just a bit of surface rust on the chips. Seatpost straight out, plenty of grease everywhere.

Anybody have any idea of year, I was thinkinh 1996. Are these frames any good? Worth a build?

Forks still work a treat too, just a shame they aren't attached :roll:

EDIT: looks like my questions were answered as i was typing :lol:


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If you need any freebies, let me know - see if we can build a 'found it dumped' bike...


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legrandefromage wrote:
If you need any freebies, let me know - see if we can build a 'found it dumped' bike...


Might have an idea there. Its missing wheels, forks have seen better days, l/h shifter has exploded and seat has been rubbed to the bone, other than that it's spanking!


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It's a 1996.
Not terrible quality, but OK. Definitely worth a build.


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worse comes ot the worse, shod it with all the low end bits you have around and flog it on to someone who needs a commuter


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Gotta be worth transforming into a SS hack bike eh? Just remember if you're gonna start removing braze ons and the like, that a hacksaw and file is all you need to get the job done...they angle grinders can be right cantankerous beasties so I've heard. :wink:


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Already got a SS project on the go. Now if i could only find my BB tool so i can weigh the frame :?
The downtube is one of those funny triangular steel thingies, looks a bit weird.
How about buiding it up from other "dumped" bits as the big cheese suggested but giving it away as a booby prize :lol:
Would have to think of a competition fist :?:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:59 pm 
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Yeah the idea of a fully tip built bike sounds pretty cool. Could be a prize amongst the various RetroBike teams at the SSUK 09. Would have to be for something other than winning of course. :lol:


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