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Old 11-06-11, 07:24 AM
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Hi, can anyone help me find out what my bike is/worth?

It is a 14 speed road bike.

I will start with what I know. Shimano Exage brakes, Shimano gears, Sakae Custom (England) handlebars. Mavic MA2 wheels.
I just don't know the frame manufacturer. I have attached some pics.
Many thanks,

Danny
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Old 11-06-11, 09:51 AM
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Worth is minimal. Looks like the chain stay bridge is broken off, mountain bike (maybe hybrid) in very poor condition, with an odd mix of low end parts.

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Old 11-06-11, 01:12 PM
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I agree. what is it susposed to be? the treatment of the seatpost binder and cable hanger are interesting. what size are the wheels?
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Bizarre. It breaks so many rules. My first thought is old MTB, but those had 26" wheels and not many were lugged. Those look like 700c wheels.

The steep sloping top tube is probably the weirdest. Those didn't come around until the 90s and I don't think I've ever seen one on an older lugged frame like that. Short horizontal dropouts put it in the 80s, or the very early 90s.

Unfortunately the condition is very poor and the components are all mismatched. I'd be surprised if you saw $75 out of it. I'd still like to know what it is!
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Reminds me of an old Muddy Fox frame design.

Here's another one converted to bigger wheels, with knobs in this case...

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Thanks

Thanks for the info guys.
I discovered it in a shed. I don't know much about this style of bike. It rode really nicely when the tyres were pumped up. I have been in a couple of shops & their views vary wildly, from 60-70s through to late 80s early 90s. I thought it might have some worth though as the Mavic MA2 wheels appear to be quite sought after. I just wanted to find out the frame manufacturer. I have been told that the frame was handmade, but by who? I should enter it as a quiz question!

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OK, your spelling of tyre is increasing my Muddy Fox feelings on this. The seatclamp on the front of the seattube is such a unique feature also. This 1991 catalog scan shows how hot MF was for the seatclamp on front of the seattube, you just have to work back a couple of years to the lugged construction era to see what they offered back then.

There's a forum where that catalog scan is hosted where a few Muddy Fox aficionados are known to hang, who might be able to confirm or deny.

https://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=1

You may want to try to get a better photo that shows the exact shapes of the cuts on the head tube lugs. Same for Seatcluster lug.

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