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onegoodbike

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Got my folks to dig this out of the loft over christmas, I now need to buy a pack of AA batteries to see if it runs!.

Matt
 

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Nice thread to read through and bring back some memories. I remember my Dad and I building a Tamiya Super Sabre together back in the day
 

2manyoranges

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A couple of years ago I walked past a charity shop in Cambridge and there in the window was a Tamiya 001 chassis, 4x4 drive, in bits in a box. Like this - the red and black 4x4:


Er....4 pounds 50 pence.

'Not sure it works....' the nice person in the shop said. No controller. No battery. Bought it. Bought a controller. Bought a new digital receiver. Bought a battery. Strewth it's quick. Huge fun.
 

Elfman

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It brings me such joy that I've not only found a huge clan of nostalgic mountain bikers with this forum, but that many of you also had the childhood bug with Tamiya and Kyosho. My brother built a Kyosho (can't recall which one), but I could never save up enough for one. But always drooled over the Rothman 959. Such a killer machine....
 

RickTheUncivil

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Just built this a couple of weeks ago. My first build and quite chuffed how well I managed to follow the excellent instructions. Kit comes with adjustable suspension oil shocks and full bearings so not much else needed, but liPo cell and brushless motor added for good measure.

The boy managed to launch it into a wall and bend the front rods one side, then the next day a summersault into a tree in the park sorted out the other side.
 

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Tootyred

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Hornet for me, followed by a Schumacher cat and carpet racer, which was bonkers fast!

Gave the whole lot away probably 30 years ago!

Oh well.....if only you could keep everything you ever owned!
 

magas

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I want to rebuild my Wild Willy I.

one of the trailing arms of the front suspension layout is knackered and the tyres are cracked as well. As I know that parts for WW I are almost unobtainable, I was thinking of having the trailing arms 3 D printed. Do you know if this had been done and I can borrow the files for printing them, or how is offering this ?

What's the best solution for tyres ?

Thanks,
 
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