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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:08 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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Location: Derby, UK
I was reading the thread on parts you were most proud of BITD, and it interested me to see how often the phrase "and I still have it/them today" cropped up".

Made me think... which parts have you still got that are going strong after years of abuse, just will not give up the ghost no matter what you throw at them.

Might give some of us an idea of things to look out for: as we all know expensive doesn't necessarily mean well-built or durable.

My tupp'orth:

1 - XT rear mech c.1994
2 - SPDs (the LX/DX ones from 1993)
3 - Flite Titanium saddle c.1993
4 - Hope XC hub 1995 (admittedly on 2nd set of bearings)
5 - Orange X1 frame


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:06 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
mavic shifters
syncros seatpost
flite
speedplay pedals
scott matthauser pad shoes
phil woods BB

all now on their umpteenth rebuild of bike, all from the early 90s or before


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:26 am 
retrobike rider
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Location: Bristol
1. UN72 BB

2. DX ( not XT weirdly ) thumbies.

3. M950 hubs.

4. Sugino Mighty 900 cranks

5. Avid Shorty cantis


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:37 am 
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Location: North East Scotland (Aberdeen)
Syncros stem currently on my 95 Kona Explosif came with my 1992 Rocky Mountain Blizzard.

The Bontrager Carbon seatpost curently in the Lloyd I bought from the fridge in 1993 for one of my Blizzards having bent a ritchey, 2 controltechs and snapped the clamp on a Syncros. The clamp has been araldited back on a couple of times but it keeps on trucking.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:53 am 
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Joined: Sun May 14, 2006 5:38 pm
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Location: Sussex
1. UN71/72 BB (number one without a doubt)
2. Original XT 737 SPD pedals
3. XTII thumbshifters
4. Thomson stems
5. Errr....


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:03 pm 
Gold Trader
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Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:14 pm
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Location: Somerset
Mavic cd rims.
X-Lite Ti bars.
Good old fashioned DX cranks. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:14 pm 
Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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Location: LOWESTOFT the worlds smallest bore fest
1. dx rm650 mech rear 8)

2. dx rm650 front mech 8)

3. purple flight ti had it years (dads got it now) :cry:

4. kore free ride bars only alloy jump bas that havn't snaped :wink: 8)

5.spokies had them since my first bike :oops: 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:26 pm 
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Location: Staffordshire
Although in various stages of disintegration, most of the bits on my first proper MTB are old. The stand out bits are:
1. The rear brake cable on my Saracen (1990).
2. A set of first generation SPD M737 pedals (1992).
3. A Tange Prestige seat post, (rub the rust off, it'll be fine), 1990.
4. The first type of wireless computer that Cateye made.
5. XT 11 chainset. The inner (24) and outer (46) are also original. I am on middle ring (36) number five. Coupled with a 12-28 cassette, in my humble opinion I reckon these were God's own gear ratios!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:09 pm 
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Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:51 pm
Posts: 557
Location: Melrose, Borders
My humble list:

1. UN72 BB
2. Original Flite seat (not the current abomination)
3. Pace Chainrings
4. Thomson seatposts
5. Anything Campy Euclid :lol:

Cheerio lads!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:48 pm 
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Posts: 1094
Location: walsall near cannoooook
1 Tange hollow bb with alloy cups

2 Xtr rear hub 1st gen

3 Xtr rear mech

4 Flite ti kevlar

5 Mavic 231 lasted 16 years still in use

6 Bullseye hubs

7 Sachs sedis chains


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