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Offline mervin

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Xmas is coming remember 1973?
« on: October 20, 2018, 08:48:28 AM »
I still have one of the black and Decker drills in working order. The last ones they made without built in obsolence I reckon


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Re: Xmas is coming remember 1973?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 10:44:53 AM »
I worked in Halfords Burton on Trent part-time after school then.  Sold lots of that stuff.  The range was pretty good then, even sold exchange car engines like Ford X-flow and BMC A series. Many people did their own engine changes.  I rekon Halfords made most on pushbikes then though, mostly Raleigh (made in Nottingham). 

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Re: Xmas is coming remember 1973?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 12:17:39 PM »
You think RD Prices are crazy? a good Mk2 Chopper is now £600+ a Minter is a grand, a Good mark 1 is a Grand Starting and upward for the tall frame version  and also the   "Girly", don't even think about a Chopper Sprint for less than £1800 :o
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Re: Xmas is coming remember 1973?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 12:25:12 PM »
I had a 5 speed purpley pinky colour one, had it until the late 90s or was it early 90s when some toe rag stole it, that would be worth some money today.

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Re: Xmas is coming remember 1973?
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Re: Xmas is coming remember 1973?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2018, 01:18:09 PM »
I worked in Halfords Burton on Trent part-time after school then.  Sold lots of that stuff.  The range was pretty good then, even sold exchange car engines like Ford X-flow and BMC A series. Many people did their own engine changes.  I rekon Halfords made most on pushbikes then though, mostly Raleigh (made in Nottingham). 

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Engine changes where reasonably simple then , undo bolts and a couple of wires lift engine out change ancillaries over lift back in  reconnect and start up ,  now you need a computer and degree in electronics to set em up , and their is an electricians nightmare of wires connected to everything 
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Re: Xmas is coming remember 1973?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 02:48:19 PM »
I had a new MK1 chopper for Christmas 1970. Rode it into the ground and dumped it on wasteland  when the frame broke for the umpteenth time