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    Q: What is this mounting hole for?

    Confession time. The frame in the photo is not actually my frame it's a picture I found which has the same mounting hole as my frame. My frame is this one. 25" seat tube, 126mm rear dropout spacing. Currently prepping for a respray. There are some other mounts, one on the inside of the...
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    Q: What is this mounting hole for?

    Apologies for the noob question but what is this threaded hole for? My google skills have let me down on this one. It's on the drive side chainstay just behind the bottom bracket: On an 80's raleigh road bike steel frame Chainguard mount or something else?
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    1989 MBK Aventure - Revival thread

    The Ammaco tyres roll ok on tarmac but they are no GP5000's. They seem particularly slow when riding uphill. For tarmac I'd probably get these blue slicks There was some more info on some French forums see: https://www.velovintageagogo.com/t8805-mbk-aventure-1989 Also this interesting...
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    1989 MBK Aventure - Revival thread

    Oh snap, great to see another one getting the retrobike treatment! I ended up getting a new seat post as well as the original was super short. Shame about the decals, love the look of them on mine. FYI looks like the pedals and wheels have been replaced on yours. These are the tyres I got, but...
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    Gary Fisher Marlin 2000

    Yes that's the plan, found a video on YouTube (RJ the bike guy) going through the whole process, looks pretty simple and no special tools required. Just need to get some proper grease that won't degrade seals.
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    1989 MBK Aventure - Revival thread

    Added the final touch for summer riding: Freehub body replacement went smoothly. 7 speed cassette working great with no changes to the existing drivetrain other than adjusting the limit screws and putting the shifters to friction mode.
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    Gary Fisher Marlin 2000

    Recently picked this up as it was my size (XL) and I liked the look of it! Pretty good condition overall and should be fine for some casual MTB trail riding? Cleaned it up and replaced cables. Seems to be all original, even the original tyres have plenty of tread with no cracking. Next job is...
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    1989 MBK Aventure - Revival thread

    So I got to try it out today as the weather improved. Turns out it's basically unrideable as is. The original 6 speed uniglide cassette and the new chain are not getting on at all, chain is constantly skipping in the smallest 3 gears. The cassette is more worn out that it appeared at first...
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    1989 MBK Aventure - Revival thread

    Bottom bracket arrived so have been able to get the bike assembled and ready to ride. Looks like the derailleur hangar is not aligned very well so will have to make some adjustments there.
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    1989 MBK Aventure - Revival thread

    The frame construction does seem unique, it's kind of half way between a classic lugged frame and a more modern welded frame. From a bit of searching it does seem that all the frame sizes have the gusset between the head tube and the down tube. The frame was marketed as a touring bike and has...
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    1989 MBK Aventure - Revival thread

    Do not adjust your set. Tyres arrived today, earlier than expected. Wanted to try them out to see how they look. Colour match is pretty much spot on with the blue decals. For the cables I'd like to find a green colour that is closer to the squares on the seat / head tubes but they are fine...
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    1989 MBK Aventure - Revival thread

    Front cable hangar for the cantilever brakes. For some reason this caught my eye in the photos for the original listing. Instead of the more common pressed steel collar that goes below the locknut this has an alloy clamp with a hex key bolt to secure it and it fits above the locknuts and...
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    1989 MBK Aventure - Revival thread

    Thanks, yes that's the plan. I might try to do some patching up of the paintwork but the colours are all over the place with sun bleaching.
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    1989 MBK Aventure - Revival thread

    Derailleurs cleaned up, some surface rust on the inside of the front derailleur plates that came off with some WD-40 and a wire brush. Jockey wheels are a little worn so will replace with some spares I have lying around. FD-M250 at the front and RD-M250 in the rear both from Shimano made...
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    1989 MBK Aventure - Revival thread

    Next up: the legendary 80's biopace cranks. What were they thinking? Shimano FC-M250 - 170mm arms with 28-38-48 removable biopace steel rings in silver.
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