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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:09 pm 
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That truly brings back memories - I couldn't quite recall why the Ridgeback bikes seemed so familiar, but I'm there, now.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:34 am 
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Too feckin' right. I do believe that I've still got the 88-89 and 89-90 Freewheel catalogues in the storage cupboard along with all of my ancient Campag dealer spec catalogues - I'm just getting a hunger pang to drag them and drool again!

My first was a Ridgeback 602EX with the vivid blue/grey colour scheme, but always lusted after the 604 of the year - which was the full XT gruppo based bike, and the 604/604 the year after. I don't think I ever saw one of either outside of the Freewheel shop in West Hampstead! I am watching a vintage old Ridgeback 601 that it vintage 1988 on Fleabay right now though.

Never did get over someone nicking my Ridgeback from Muswell Hill in '88. However, did go onto to much nicer kit as a result.....

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:01 am 

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yes I agree with you.

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 11:03 pm 
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Love this.

I really need to post some pics. I have (what I had back then) a 602lx, which took over my life..

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Hi all, new member here. Just acquired an 80s Revell road bike. Not sure of the model really but its not a Romany or a Ritmo as I believe they were both tourers. I see from Coleman's original catalogue posting that a "Rapide" was included, but sadly not scanned and posted!

I wonder if anyone has info about Revell bikes? I think they were supplied by Madison through the Freewheel Catalogue and a shop in W London. I believe mine is a Rapide.

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