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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:02 pm 
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I guess now i'm officially crazy.
Instead of getting on with my one and only Marin build i got me a new bike. Since you all are guilty 'cause you made me buy another one you could at least let me know what you think of it. :)
I got it from its original owner who said he rode it 2 times back in 1992 through the alps and since then stored it in the back of his shed.
The original foam grips had some cuts so i put on some Ghost rubber grips. Ok enough with all of that...

Here is the (old) part list: (An updated part list can be found on page 2.)

Frame: 1992 Wheeler 3900 Pro Line Aluminium O.S. Tubing

Fork: Oversize 1 1/8" Blade
Headset: Y.S.T.
Stem: Tioga Avenger T-Bone
Handlebar: Crmo Wheeler
Grips: newish Ghost grips
Barends: -

Brakes: Shimano Exage 500LX BR-M502
Brake Pads: Shimano XT
Brake Cables: Shimano.
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano
Brake Levers: Shimano XT 2-Finger Levers BL-M733

Shifters: Shimano XT Thumbshifters SL-M732
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT FD-M735
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M735
Derailleur Cables: Shimano.
Cassette: Shimano HG 12-28T/7 Speed
Chain: Shimano
Cranks: Shimano 300LX Crank Set 48/36/28 SG Rings
Crank Bolts: Some nameless bolts that keep the cranks in place.
Chainrings: Shimano 48/36/28 SG Rings
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Pedals: Suntour XC LTD

Hub Skewers: Shimano XT
Rims: Black Alesa 36
Hubs: Shimano HB-RM50
Nipples: Stainless
Spokes: Stainless
Tyres: Cheng-Shin Skinwall 26x1.95
Tubes: Schwalbe

Saddle: 1993 Selle Italia Flite black, perforated
Seatpost: Sakae SR TCO
Seatpost Binder: Shimano XT

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:57 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro / PoTM Winnner
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This is actually very nice. You won't find many Wheelers here, not much love for them either. If it was in Taiwan special BoTM you would get my vote. A proper far east bike and great looking too.

Sell me pedals !! :P


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:37 pm 
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Nice bike. My mate had one BITD much lower spec, pink white and lime green from memory, it had a nicely designed and built Cro-Mo frame.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:04 pm 
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Thanks for the comments guys.
Now i guess i know who possibly gave me that one lonely vote for my Muirwoods, too. :-)

I think Wheeler bikes are underrated. They did a lot of useless stuff but they also did some very fine things. I can really see no difference to what Marin or Trek did at that time. Same colours, same component choices and so on. Really great 90ties flavor.
I would not wonder if these frames came all from the same taiwanese manufacture.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:42 am 
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I can understand that there is not much love for Wheeler bikes but i can't understand why there is not one single Wheeler catalogue in the archive?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:05 pm 
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nice.

i have a black wheeler seatpost with lime green decals in pretty good order if you are interested


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:00 pm 
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Thanks lewis1641 but my Sakae SR seat post came original with this bike from Wheeler so i'm fine with that.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:44 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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you need this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NALINI-CYCLE- ... 3cbf28bde3


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:20 pm 
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Besides new knees and a bigger shed this will be next on my list. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:52 am 
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auch hier wieder ein traumhaftes bike...TOP!


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