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 Post subject: Re: introduction
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:45 pm 
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Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 18522
Location: Yorkshire, England
tsep wrote:
Hi all,

I have visited from time to time over the years + bicycle projects.
Recently acquired an unidentified mtb, with the only sticker on it saying it has Reynolds 531 All terrain tubing.
It has a straight unicrown fork and sloping top tube with vertical dropouts.
Came with mainly Suntour XCE components.

I am thinking British, but doesnt look like a raleigh?

Any clues are most welcome

Post up a new thread, with pictures.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:28 pm 

Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:31 am
Posts: 3
I thought it only polite to do a quick intro!

I've been bobbing onto the site for years, and registered a couple of years ago to be able to advertise my Cinder Cone for sale - but got cold feet and kept it.

I think the time's come, so I'll be wandering around trying to get a sense of value, and generally avoiding selling it for a while longer. TBH I haven't cycled off road (proper off road, that is) since about 1996-7 when I did my shoulder pretty comprehensively in a "watch this" moment on the Ridgeway up at Uffington, so it's had the very occasional road outing, but I tend to be on my tandem (steel Double Edge 1994 model) or my Sutra (also steel, 2005) - and recently I've visited a new-fangled material called aluminnyum, or something, in Whyte shape.

Thing is, a hugely expensive kevlar canoe from the USA won't pay for itself, will it :?

Yours, in mixed feeling...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:13 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:58 am
Posts: 12
Morning all,

Just thought I’d say a quick hello..I’m Paul, 38 from North London, and I’ve joined up recently after hearing about the site on various FB retro MTB pages.

In the 90’s I was into my BMX’ing, then progressed onto MTB’s. Still got a couple of my old BMX, and I’ve just dipped my toe back into the slippery slope of retro MTB with a 97 Stumpjumper Comp. I’m loving being back on an MTB!

A few pics of my bikes, and I’ve started a thread on the Stumpjumper.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:16 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri May 29, 2020 10:14 am
Posts: 36
Found you after searching for 90's Kona bikes, still searching lol!

Buying all the bikes I could never have as a kid :)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Posts: 31
Found this place via a recommendation from someone on another forum, they suggested coming here to look for a larger frame for my old bike.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Posts: 31
Currently have a '98 trek 6000 that I'm going to turn into a tourer and would like a larger frame in steel.

 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:39 pm 
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Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:08 pm
Posts: 4
Location: Germany
Hi there,
am new to this forum and mostly into wheeler MTB´s - got my first one in 1993 and its still doing the job, currently with a baby seat on the back. For tours, I am riding a cicli b gravel and recently aquired two early 90s wheeler MTBs. Future project could be a specialized hardrock, always liked these.
In my youth days I was multiple time art cycling state champ, so already had enough fixed rides. My friend and former neighbor pulled me in here, lets see how it goes. Have been a crooked tongues user back in the days too.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:13 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:22 pm
Posts: 211
Location: Midlands, UK
Hello all,
I have been reading a few of these posts tonight and thought after so many years of using this site I would say hi too.
I am at heart a mtber, I grew up in Cornwall and in the 90s as a teenager spent all of my very hard earned cash on my beloved Saracen Sahara Elite. The only part I didn't change was the frame (A heavy old beast). I did quite a few of the CMBC race series on it way back in the mid 90's, these were so much fun. Also have fond memories of the Grundig World Cup at Newnham, Plymouth, as a teenager watching the stars ride past was amazing. John Tomac even gave us a wave on one of the slow climbs!
Moving from Cornwall to start Uni and then a job killed off my interest for a few years and then I got into road bikes for a bit. Have some old and new and then full circle back to mtb with a Ti Voodoo, though I still hanker after a 1993 Kona or my unicorn which is a Saracen Kili Ultra Ti (missed out on one here on Retrobike way back)
I've been up in the east midlands for many years now, if I'm honest it's a bit flat for my liking!

Anyway - great site as always.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:02 pm
Posts: 38
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Found this site while searching for information on a couple of vintage bikes that I own. My first MTB was a brand new 1990 Kona Lava Dome in red. Raced and rode a lot of bikes over the years as I worked at a Toronto shop, a Canadian distributor and later at a Canadian bicycle company. I love bikes from the 1990's and am currently looking to add a bike from the UK to my collection. Anyone with a 19" Orange that they are willing to sell, please let me know :)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:36 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:13 am
Posts: 10
long time lurker but first time poster.

appreciate all the trail centres that are available, but find them getting hairier and hairier for those that don't have a bike with full suspension. decided to focus on the kind of ridingI have always enjoyed, which is local countryside and woodland... can be there in five minutes and don't have to pay for parking.

as a result, I am selling a couple of bikes (orange crush among others) and going to focus on an anniversary stumpjumper I just picked up. it will be used for everything.

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