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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:47 pm 
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For me its raleighs, not the cheapo mass market stuff but their high end kit. Many a good bike was derided just because it was a Raleigh and to this day in some peoples minds they're still rubbish because who made them.

Love my White lightnin', it goes with me to the grave to be ridden in the afterlife 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:47 pm 
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John wrote:
One example might be Cannondale.


Made from the wrong material :wink:

I've always had a soft spot for Jamis. I love the way they ride and you dont see many around anymore waits for wds comments
They are overlooked by most people but, in my opinion, are a great example of a decent manufacturer that will never be highly regarded

I give you my 1988 Jamis Dakota Competition (which didn't recieve a single vote when entered in botm :lol: )

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:12 pm 
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Im probably going to get shot down here, but what about Falcon??? i had a Falcon MTB back in the late 80s early 90s and it was awesome rode superb and nothing went wrong or broke and i gave it some right hammer, rode from Halifax upto the lakes several times, it was a dream at the time, loved it to bits just a pity i have no photos of it
Plus i have not seen 1 on here as yet, i dont think anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:25 pm 
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Way back when, Mongooses (Mongeese?) had one piece loop stay rear ends a la Yeti, triangular top tubes, IBOC stickers, and some washed up ex BMXer named Tomac rode for them.

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And MTB mags were bi-monthly supplements to road mags. :?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:35 pm 
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I had a mongoose IBOC pro from 89 ,great bike Rode really well,Sold the frame to someone on here a year or so back.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:39 pm 
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I'll second your Jamis
I had 2 diablo's
It wouldn't been 1 but the first one got stolen in record time
I ordered it from the supplier on a Tuesday
It was delivered and I built it on the Wednesday
And it was stolen Thursday night from my garage
1st one was black
2nd one was red
I snapped the "spectre" pedals, seatpost, stem and more
But once replaced with better parts (custom spec kolo titanium one piece bar and stem combo) it was a fantastic ride! So light!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:43 pm 
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Saracen - but then having three - one of which I have kept for longer than any other bike I've had - I would say that wouldn't I?

And Raleighs. Many of the models - high- AND mid-range. Especially titanium offerings. Again, I've had quite a few.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:59 pm 
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mountainloz wrote:
I snapped the "spectre" pedals, seatpost, stem!


I have one of those Spectre stems :D
Wouldn't dare fit it to a bike though :lol:


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I'd like to second the KHS comment and also give Univega a mention.
Everybody on here that has one or has had one can't say enough about how good the ride is.


+1 for the Univega, best bike I ever rode my old Alpina Pro, if only it was a tad ( :lol: ) smaller. Desperately looking for another.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:33 pm 
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How about a thought for the humble Merlin - no. not the USA ones, but the British company. The Malt bikes have always had good reviews in the bike press but have never been considered cool. 8) 8)


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