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    First UK production mtb a Ridgeback?

    That is being 'economical' or 'hopeful' with the facts. Can't beat a bit of spin with your advertising I guess... Excluding the minor inconveniences that neither Evans nor Saracen are the same companies / owners / structures / locations etc that they were when these bike were made, they were...
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    First UK production mtb a Ridgeback?

    Another interesting - for me anyway - point to confirm is whether 501 and 501 ATB tubing were released at the same time, or if ATB tubing came later. Given that the Japanese - Tange, Ishiwata, Miyata - had stolen a march on this front, presumably Reynolds would have been keen as mustard to get...
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    First UK production mtb a Ridgeback?

    Out of interest, what was the black one you hired made from - was it 501 or 531 do you recall? Presumably the silver one above - the one you eventually bought and had modified - was 501? It's all an interesting topic of research isn't it!
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    First UK production mtb a Ridgeback?

    I was under the impression 501 ATB was released in 1983 not 1984? I wouldn't give much credence to the Reynolds website - in its current guise and ownership - as being a font for accuracy dates-wise.
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    First UK production mtb a Ridgeback?

    https://www.retrobike.co.uk/threads/1983-f-w-evans-history-update.419809/ Some info here that I pulled together. :)
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    Through the looking glass - bontrager forks

    RaceLite is actually a Race... ;) If you're feeling flush, seller also has a 964 engine for sale. Yours for 70k...
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    For Sale 1994 Specialized S-Works FSR - Frameset & Parts

    Would you do frame only, with headset and BB?
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    NOS Machine Tech Stem & Brake

    Yes, I have a couple... ;) It's the spider that threw me. It's been rotated round 144 degrees so the wider part made it look like a custom initially until I looked more closely.
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    NOS Machine Tech Stem & Brake

    Are they 110 cooks converted to 130...?
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    Mystery Box Crown Aluminium Fork (not Klein)?

    His was stripped and polished so wasn't a composite of different materials by the way. Alu only.
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    Mystery Box Crown Aluminium Fork (not Klein)?

    Jez had one of these a while ago on his Funk. Not sure he still has it or sold it. He didn't know what it was, it wasn't a Funk, but served as a pretty convincing stand-in. It reminded me of something German like Noll, but not quite. I knew what it was but couldn't remember at the time. And...
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    Wanted 1" Quill Stem

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    Wanted 1" Quill Stem

    A-TAC?
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    For Sale 1996 Fuquay frame with Gumbo fork

    But, does it apply to the 53rd...?
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    For Sale 1996 Fuquay frame with Gumbo fork

    Looks like I've chosen the wrong time to quit buying bikes.
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