New bike (niche content)
Ive been hankering after an original Burner for a while. Spotted this one and thought it’d be worth the trip. 28 year old bikes don’t usually fare too well.
Its in amazing ‘survivor’ condition. The frame has only a couple of marks that I’ll touch in rather than paint or P/C. Like that patina originality.
So a real barn find, it must have been stored somewhere dry, result. It came up really well. The bars are needing some TLC where the brake levers have been slipping about.:(
The tyres are really badly perished so I’ll need new ones, shame. A light resto and it’ll be mustard. I’m thinking a layback post, Black Aeroyal saddle, new Decals bars restored, oh and some Odi mushrooms!
Putting aside the fact that they are tiny horribly impractical wee things and the braking performance being laughable/downright frightening. I’m going to enjoy this particular trip down nostalgia avenue.
I don’t remember them being so bad in the 80’s?
Resisting the urge to get a period number plate for it:)
Posted 4 years agosolariderSubscriber
Single speed, oversized internal bb, riser bars. What’s so retro about that? It’s a bang up to date machine that is!
Quite a find. And carbospec 23 tubing to boot! Lex – it was never as good as carbospec 24 though.
Looks like a hoot, but at 6ft 2, I think my BMX days might be long behind me. Surely it’s a keeper.
What exactly did the Mag in Mag Burner stand for since the tubing is steel and the wheels look plastic?
You need a more period-correct method of attaching the rear brake cable though. Not sure plastic zip ties had been invented when that one rolled off the production line in Nottingham.Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
mag wheels man, it’s for the Skyway mag wheels.
I have a pair of original Suntour coaster brake ones hanging in the garage. Plan is to put them on the late 90’s GT Performer…that’s also hanging in the garage
Life is just one project after another. 🙂
Op, that really is gorgeous. 😉Posted 4 years ago
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