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    Junior Member bigheads's Avatar
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    I have an overburys,it's a 19" pioneer.i bought the frame from a friend in the mid 90's for £20. I rode it with project 2's and gears for years.i took it to argos in bristol and had it sprayed light blue with dark blue lettering the cable bosses were rerouted and i think rear brake bosses exchanged for U-brake bosses.later i singlespeeded it and put rockshox sid's on it.its still in england but i'll bring it to france next winter, and I can enjoy it all over again.

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    I worked in Overburys @ weekends 1979-1981  slightly before mountain bikes in the UK though Though I said this last year as well

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    If anyone knows of a small / med Overbury frame or bike for sale please let me know, anything considered

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    I had an overbury's pioneer and loved itI did nearky kill me. The forks sheared off in the lower head set. The forks were inorrectly built with our an internal sleeveBut it went on with new forks until it was nicked in 1994My mates Max OR frame (19" I think) is still int the shed. Now that was a distinctive frame set

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    Hi,     Does any one know of an old Overburys white with smoke affect paint work, old deore group set, shimano bio pace crank etc.It got stolen from me when I was 16 years old which is about 18 years ago 1991. My frame was about 17 inches. I would love to be reunited with it.Gem of a bike at the time and some git nicked it from the lawn mower shop called bishops I was working at in Wick. At the time I expect it was pikies who knows?Trying to get fit again after years of neglect of my body due to fags and booze. So if anyone knows of its whereabouts and would like to sell it. Drop me a mail matt_c_peters@hotmail.comKind regards,Matt

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    Not wishing to put a downer on things Matt, but a tiny proportion of bikes stolen 18 days ago will ever see their owners again, after 18 years I would be genuinely stunned.Even if you do get it back, things have moved on so much it'll be awful to ride compared to a modern bike.Get yourself down to your local bike shop and see what they've got to offer.And welcome...

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    Well, I'm another who had just joined after reading this post! I recently bought a 1990 Pioneer from a chap in Gilingham. Couldn't believe my luck when I went to collect it. I dont think it had seen 30 miles use in its life! Here is a pic of it the night I got it home..I took it for a 27 mile ride across the Isle of Wight on Sunday with the good people of retrobike.co.uk (free plug for a great site!) and it rode a treat. Amazing to think that its 19 years old and I'm the first person to ride it in anger! Here's a pic at the top of one of the killer chalk climbs...Would love to see some more of these cracking bikes if anyone has more!

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    I first saw an overbury's pioneer back in 89, my mate had bought one with a full campagnolo euclid groupset.He told me he still had the frame and forks twenty years on,in his loft and we did a deal for my old playstation 2 in exchange. I've managed to aquire Campy NOS euclid U brakes, BB and hubs and recently found a short cage mech on e-bay, the missus thinks i'm nuts, but its become my project bike, its got the original "springy" forks in columbus tube but i'm thinking of getting a straight pair made, as i saw one in the early 90's and i really liked it.

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    Might be able to help you out with some thumbies/brake levers. They wont be NOS but may do you until you find some that are

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    Thanks for the offer, I bought the whole box set at the same time, was a real bargain at £25.00.I'm looking for a triple chainset at the mo.

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    I've got a Pioneer giving me the baleful eye of a spurned lover ATM. After 20 years of largely faithful service, its place has been usurped by a Saracen (bought on the cycle to work scheme). I felt pangs of remorse as I cannibalised the caggage off it. In fact it looked pretty sexy stripped down to its essentials, so much so, I was obliged to take the old gal on a final tour de farm (for old times sake). I had it made for me after reading a glowing review in a Mountainbike mag back in '88 (I bet that article did their sales a bit of good). In fact, I remember having to wait months for them to finish it! I paid 750 for it (but I had the insurance money from a stolen Muddy Fox burning a hole in my pocket).After reading all your fond memories I am feeling even more guilty. In fact, it would be nice to get 'er running sweet again... but I know me, it would be one of those rainy day projects that would never get done. So, if any of youse would be interested in giving a loving home to a 19 Pioneer in yellow and purple then that would assuage my guilt somewhat.The frame is part Columbus, part Reynolds 531, Mavic rims, rear hub brake, Deore running gear. Had the front wheel rebuilt 15 years ago and a new 7 speed cassette 10 years ago. The middle biopace ring is worn to nubs and slips like billy-o and the paint is banged up some, but she still has a ragged beauty."

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    Pictures?here ya go,<div align='center'><br/><div align='center'><br/><div align='center'><br/>I have cannibalised the Brooks Saddle and the SPDs, but I might let you have the new saddle and pedals offa my replacement bike... if I like the cut of your jib!

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    Paul Tomlin 2 wrote (see)I've got a Pioneer giving me the baleful eye of a spurned lover ATM. After 20 years of largely faithful service, its place has been usurped by a Saracen (bought on the cycle to work scheme). I felt pangs of remorse as I cannibalised the caggage off it. In fact it looked pretty sexy stripped down to its essentials, so much so, I was obliged to take the old gal on a final tour de farm (for old times sake). I had it made for me after reading a glowing review in a Mountainbike mag back in '88 (I bet that article did their sales a bit of good). In fact, I remember having to wait months for them to finish it! I paid £750 for it (but I had the insurance money from a stolen Muddy Fox burning a hole in my pocket). After reading all your fond memories I am feeling even more guilty. In fact, it would be nice to get 'er running sweet again... but I know me, it would be one of those rainy day projects that would never get done. So, if any of youse would be interested in giving a loving home to a 19" Pioneer in yellow and purple then that would assuage my guilt somewhat. The frame is part Columbus, part Reynolds 531, Mavic rims, rear hub brake, Deore running gear. Had the front wheel rebuilt 15 years ago and a new 7 speed cassette 10 years ago. The middle biopace ring is worn to nubs and slips like billy-o and the paint is banged up some, but she still has a ragged beauty.Hiya Paul. I'm Makster from Retrobike who messaged you about your Overburys. There are some pics of my Pioneer earlier in this thread! I love the way the frame rides. I took mine on an 18 mile ride last week with a local cycling club. They all arrived on their modern full sus bikes, and I pitched up on my Pioneer. Was nice to show a few of them that you dont need to have a modern bike to still be quick ;&not

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    Well I've tracked down a Pioneer frame. Anyone have a spare set of forks they wish to sell?

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    I finally got a Pioneer, well 2 actully, I had to buy a bent frame when I finally tracked down some origional forks. The forks are going onto the origional frame and the other was put together using bits lying around various garages and sheds................

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    Hi does anybody know what size rims were on the Peak Finder?

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    Retro bike is the place to ask darren,

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    Hello Vieno - are you related to Cortney by any chance?? What are you selling?
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    Born just along from Overburys in City Road in the 1950's the window was what little boys dreams were made of. I spent years just gazing at the displays, the front window was always merchandised well. Claude Butler frames with Campag chain sets and Universal centre pull brakes. Always a dream too far for a small and poor boy. I had to make do with a Triumph Sebring with Benelux gears from Palmers in Stokes Croft - my grandad treated me one wonderful summers day. I did go into the shop for odd bits and pieces and the slightly built guy who worked there was always pleasant and helpful - was he Andy Powell? It truly was another world then. What 11 year old nowwould set off with his mates to cycle to Weston Super Mare with no money, no puncture outfit and not telling his parents where he was going? They were halcyon days. It took another 40 years before I really enjoyed buying a dream bike (too late really) Made to measure Specialised just used for the Bath to London charity ride. The best part being that my son came with me and he is now a committed rider. So Overburys was very special to me and has legacy. Thank you

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