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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:37 pm 
Mr Benn
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Just flipping through a pile of retro mags here at work and got a thinkin' that BITD those of us that didn't race or have stunning bikes were usually saving up for, or spoiled rotten enough to buy totally unecessary upgrades for our (usually) low/ mid range mtb's that then became the envy of our peers and the first steps of a journey that has brought us all together right here, right now.

And it doesn't seem to be the case any more does it? You don't see £300 bikes with an uber stem or bling c'set or pimpy skewers. Just one component sticking out like a ten week paper round stint, saved, sore thumb!!??

What were you known for down the park?

For me it was the '87 MF Courier with an Odyssey Pro Vapour 150mm 0 deg stem and XT pedals on it pimping it up somewhat un-necessaily.

You?

(very very very bored at work.)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:47 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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it was 2 things: a pretty non-descript bike with a Girvin Flexstem and a Flite Ti saddle...oh and SPD's.

Then later it was the same bike but with a Hope cable disk brake in the days when hardly anybody had them.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:54 pm 
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Here is some photoshop project for you Wu.


http://talkwithdesiree.typepad.com/desi ... airday.jpg

Caution WOOKY WOMAN


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:01 pm 
Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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You couldn't buy anything pimpy back in my day b/w 1970 and 1985 to fit on the awful machines my mum bought me until I bought my first real bike.

But as to not pimping old £300 bikes my son rides a Cannondale M300 which has a ful XT kit and Hope skewers and my Bilonas Ridge (temp ride) is also XT and X-lite a lot of the latter will find it's way onto the Clockwork when all is together.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:02 pm 
Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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Lid wrote:
Here is some photoshop project for you Wu.

http://talkwithdesiree.typepad.com/desi ... airday.jpg


:lol: Got to send that to my husband at work


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:03 pm 
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I really wish I hadn't clicked that link Lid.

I'm not that bored.

:shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:54 pm 
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Lid wrote:
Here is some photoshop project for you Wu.

http://talkwithdesiree.typepad.com/desi ... airday.jpg



:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: You should put a health warning on her. Thats not good nearly had a heart attack :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:11 pm 
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Sorry it's been amended.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:29 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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mmmmmmmmmmmm she's Lurvly :lol:

Bitd bits I was most proud on my bike was my magura hydraulics, that was on my GT karakoram elite, all my mates had to have a squeeze :) :? :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:41 pm 
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I had an old steel bike (The red Batavus) and saved a lot of money for my Syncros seatpost, Rock Shox Quadra 21R and a real Deore XT fornt mech.
Later a bought the top of the crown:
A Mavic M217 SUB UB ceramic wheel with a M900 rear hub. Still have that beauty.


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