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 Post subject: Re: hello
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:39 pm
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Hi Dan here after years of mountain biking and having a few different bikes over the years, all would be classed as pretty retro now. I got a old Coyote HT4 to build not sure on the year but I'm using the rigid forks off an old Coyote I used to have. Has anyone else got one of these?


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 Post subject: Re: An introduction...
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Posts: 28
Hello all.
I've been aware of this site for quite a while but have only ever been a casual voyeur...
For me it's mainly been about sloping top tubes and lashing of anodized bits, but I'm now beginning to look closer at late 80's and early 90's bikes with taller geometry more akin to road bikes.
I have plenty of questions and hope to speak to you all soon!
Loola.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:25 pm 
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Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:15 am
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Hi all.

I have several bikes, I usually build my own, I wanted a winter project so I picked up this, its in need of a bit of TLC but the frame is sound, I will post some pics when its finished, original Rock Star tyres with plenty of life in the treads but the side walls have damage. I found the forum while searching for some info on the bike, it seems a popular model, is there any info on numbers produced ?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:10 am 
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Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:19 pm
Posts: 3
Good morning.

I can’t quite believe I haven’t signed up to this forum sooner, to be honest I think I’d used up my enthusiasm for forums after being part of the car scene for many MANY years, but I can’t not share my most recent “purchase”. I say purchase in such a way because this bike has been in my family since my Dad bought it new in 1995(ish). Left to collect dust in his garage since around 2000 I kindly took it off his hands last month.

A near perfect, original (upgraded) spec’d Orange C16r.
The plan is to obviously keep it period correct and to only change what is necessary. The front wheel is still the original wheel when bought new.

I took it out on it’s first Ride yesterday and boy, what a dream. I’ll try and keep you up to date with ‘modifications’

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:48 pm 
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Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:11 pm
Posts: 9
Location: Virginia, USA
Hello all, I'm a longtime reader and lurker who deiced to join up. I tend to spend more time reading the retro-roadbike section but I do have a retro MTB...a 1995 Cannondale F1000 in stock trim that I've had for the last 15 years. It still has it's Headshok as well as the stock Shimano Deore XT and Coda groupset. Here's a picture I have of it.

This is a great forum and I've learned a lot and enjoy seeing all the great bikes.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:29 pm 
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Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:19 pm
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YES HEADSHOCK!!! <3


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:06 pm
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Hi all - I’ve been aware of the site for a while but only just registered. I haven’t been into MTB since mid 90s and have plans to restore an old Alpinestars that still is still in my parents garage. I also have a near mint Orange P7 too that needs recommisioning.
I’ll get some pics when I pick the bikes up.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:31 pm
Posts: 28
Yes, I still have my first MTB that my Dad bought me new back in 94. At that time I lived in South Africa and was crazy about speed and DH Mountain biking. Dad was kind enough (worried for my safety) to buy me a Manitou Comp fork and full-face helmet. That is when the customising of the my first bike started. My pass time between study sessions (at university at the time) and riding was going to paper weight to get MTB mags and visiting local bike shops.

In 2011 I emigrated to New Zealand and the bike was in amongst the items I brought with. I was commuting to work (about 23km) most days of the week when on this bike when I decided it needed a complete rebuild.

I have started the build threat " Custom 94 Diamond Back Build".

I have been collecting period correct parts for this build for 3 years now, the stuff I remember seeing in the LBS and in the mags all those years ago.

Here's to hoping you join me on my custom build experience.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:39 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:41 am
Posts: 73
Location: Ponte-Carlo
Hi

Just thought I'd drop by and say hello.

I 've been hanging round the forum for a while in current guise and also previously with login details that I forgot long ago but may have been Kaspar Hauser. I’ve just introduced myself on the Yorks and Humber group and thought I’d say hi here too.

I used to race on and off (badly) in the early nineties and worked for a while as a mechanic at Chevin Cycles in Otley.

I was a bit of a luddite then and have carried that with me to now. It feels like bikes lost some of their magic with the widespread adoption of aheadsets and disc brake mounts in my slightly deluded view.

I’ve kept my custom built Dave Yates since 93 which is on its second respray having once been relegated to a single speed hack but now rewarded for its loyal service with 8 speed XT and gripshifts. The gripshifts are because STIs were on my luddite hit list too after being scarred by the first batch of failing left hand shifters although after counselling and a bit of pondering I’m thinking of using some 1993 LX on an Orange Clockwork.

I suddenly got a hankering to restore and ride an Orange Clockwork with thumbies and rigid forks which obviously led to accidentally buying two reasonably cheap off eBay along with a Zinn that I had wanted on and off for 30 years. Threads will follow for all three and may well take forever as I seem to spend more time looking on here and buying bits for builds that don’t get done. I’ve had more success with road bikes where I’ve managed to do a 90s Bottecchia and 1990 Barron but even there I’ve got a bit of a to-do list building!

So anyway, hi and keep up the great work. There are some absolute beauties on here and so much knowledge and experience being freely shared.

All the best and wish me luck!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:24 pm 
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Afnug wrote:
Hi all.

I have several bikes, I usually build my own, I wanted a winter project so I picked up this, its in need of a bit of TLC but the frame is sound, I will post some pics when its finished, original Rock Star tyres with plenty of life in the treads but the side walls have damage. I found the forum while searching for some info on the bike, it seems a popular model, is there any info on numbers produced ?

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You may want to try a separate post in the <97 MTB section or one of the Official or “show us your Marin” Threads


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