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mynchiboy

Member since May 2009 • Last active Sep 2022
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  • in Components and clothing
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    Anybody want these? I inherited them with a frameset as a freebie but don't need them now as the build will be heading in another direction. May as well pass them on again for the karma.

    Late 80's vintage, 3x7 (I think) with indexed rear but you should be able to pull across at least 9 speeds with friction. They're in need of a polish and clean but should look pretty cool with a bit of work.

    I'm in Holloway or Highams Park but am flitting about to and fro a lot with work. I can probably drop them off somewhere local ish though. Otherwise I'm happy to post for a couple of quid. Picture below :)

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    Sorry squire, it sold a while back, then was sold on again...no idea where it is now!

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    Mmm.. Could be tempted by this! I do have a project frameset incoming but it still hasn't arrived despite it being due over a week ago - I suspect the Ebay seller may be dicking me around.

    Just some q's in the meantime- I'm assuming this is v-brake only at the rear, as it's a '98 frame? Any idea of the seat post diameter as well? TIA

  • in Components and clothing
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    I'll take that 120mm mtb stem matey, it's just the job for a project I'm currently cooking up. I'll send a DM on to you in a bit :)

  • in General
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    Sounds good to me - best of luck with the workshop clear out though. That's going to be a hell of a task all right. I know there's a Teesdale built 1988 Fisher Mt Tam hanging in the rafters that I would be happy to rehome ;)

    I'm up to my neck in stuff ATM (kids, trying to setup a business etc.) but shoot me a PM if you want and I'll see if I can help with anything as well.

  • in General
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    Absolutely gutted today. I knew Mike well, mostly as he had to keep sending me replacement bits to keep our yellow 8 Freights going.

    I had been meaning to get in touch with him for ages - I owed him some cash for a hydraulic kickstand prop but it was always a bugger to pay him, as he only accepted cheques or hard cash..lol.

    Having had a daughter a couple of years back and been waylaid by this and lockdown I had no idea he was ill. After all, this is the man who broke his tibia in his mid seventies and was back on a bike in a matter of weeks!

    Would anybody be up for a Burrows Memorial ride? It would be rad seeing Ratcatchers, Windcheetahs, 8F's, TCR's and everything in between!

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    The White Industries wheelset is far from yeoman dude, assuming that the bearings and cassette freehub are not toast. The hub flanges on these seem to hold up better than Ringlé and early hope, thank goodness.

    The crankset is also a USA made WI set and not the Sugino licenced ones, so worth a little bit more..

    Agreed on mech and brakeset. Control Tech stem and bars worth maybe £20-30 if they clean up well. Same for the seatpost which looks to be a CT as well. Likewise the Judys may fetch around 50 bucks if they aren't shot internally.

    X-Ray shifters could be worth a little, but these seem to be a bit too battered to be worth much. I spy cracks in the clear housing which was super common on these.

    The frame isn't really worth shit though. No massive demand for retro sweet spot sus frames these days, especially one from an unfashionable brand, with a ratty top tube and suspect rear shock. The hardtail Homegrown of the same era is a nice riding frame (built by Yeti) but even those are cheap these days.

    A few hundred as a complete bike is bang on the money :)

  • in Components and clothing
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    Random I know, but do you happen to have the PMP cassette lock ring tool at all? I'm desperately in need of one if that's going spare...

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