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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:07 pm 
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I forgot, and early Slingshot with twin cables 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:59 am 
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Mr.Toad wrote:
Not a traditional flatbar mtb, but dreamy none the less.

1987 Cunningham.



If anybody on here has ever ridden a Ham like this, how does it ride ? Is it super stiff like an early Klein or softer like a Dale ? Whats the handling like on twisties, fast downhill along ruts and also its climbing ability ? :?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:05 am 
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93 Explosif or an early Trek OCLV, in 16-17 inch guise! Never seen the Kona in the smaller sizes and whilst I have seen the Trek on a couple of occasions, wallet said no at the time! One day though!


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Have to say I like the blue collar steel bikes with solid forks, so in no particular order: Explosif, Clockwork, Stumpjumper or high end Marin.
Starting with a frame I'd have handbuilt wheels and finish with XTR.
Then ride lots. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:47 am 
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1989 Marin Pine Mountain, the year they had gloss grey frames, pre Zolatone but still with the Neon orange forks, bars, etc. I’ve got a 91 but always liked the earlier ones.


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Mine would have to be Dave Yates' own Vulcan the prototype,i don't think that will ever be for sale.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:33 am 
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benjabbi wrote:
93 Explosif or an early Trek OCLV, in 16-17 inch guise! Never seen the Kona in the smaller sizes and whilst I have seen the Trek on a couple of occasions, wallet said no at the time! One day though!


I had 3 OCLVs back in the early to mid 90s. Lovely ride but they had a tendency to break (I went through 3 frames in a year).


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:40 pm 
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Not a bike, but a part only. On the search for a Litespeed ti fork for a few years now. Asked everyone. Looked everywhere. Not a single step closer to even an owner thinking of selling one.


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An early Merlin with the rear brakes at the bottom bracket. If I found one I would have Steve Potts make a type 2 fork for it (for roller cam brakes), and then I could die happily :D

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:48 pm 
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A 1994 GT Xizang or a 1991 Kona Cinder Cone, because Brant Richards is fiddling with one on the back of the John Stevenson book and it's the best colour.


Sorry - that's a photo of Dave Hemming.

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