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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:12 pm 
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Well, lo and behold I think I have found a real nice winter rebuild project :D
Just got a 1985 (I think!) Claud Butler Canyon for peanuts and already I am love with it's old-school looks and 531 MTB tubing. It's really light (ish, if you know what I mean). On first look overall it seems to be in fine condition albeit post is stuck :cry: which I am hoping isn't going to be a nightmare. Wheel bearings run like small pebbles across slate, and not sure the BB has been greased for 20 years...
The wonderful chrome bars don't seem too bad and I am sure will come up a treat when cleaned. The Mountain Tech mechs are original I think but not sure about Dia Compe brakes and whatnot...
Can't wait to strip her down and give her a once over... and get rid of the awful saddle
I think I am in love :wink:

Here are a few pics. I think I will do my first re-build thread with this and see how we go. Will no doubt need loads of advice along the way...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:24 pm 
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thats quite cool ,can't be many of them around

love that big reflector on the back


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:31 pm 
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now thats cool.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:33 pm 
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LGF, many thanks the Palisades frame arrived today as well, lovingly packaged and sweet as a nut.... Wife is packing her bags as we speak :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:34 pm 
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that is incredibly awesome.

made in my home town too


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:50 pm 
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Love it!

Love the way the rear mech bash guard is on downside up too :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:09 pm 
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noice! brakes look period correct to my untrained eyes :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:36 pm 
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Very nice! The canti's are date stamped in case you didn't know,so that should help age things...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:40 pm 
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I think the canti's are original, going by this....
and the spec sheet...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:36 pm 
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gosh darn cool.


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