Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:11 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:53 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:14 pm
Posts: 3835
Location: Somerset
I remember when I was at 6th form college and riding and racing regularly my friends and I had some fairly posh bikes. It is the period my bikes come from.

I just thought it may be interesting to hear what bikes were in vogue with your friends when retro was new. Repack riders response should be inteesting...

Me, Dyna Tech Quantum, Dyna Tech 625Ti road bike.

My friends:
GB Pace RC200F1 (we all thought he was a git!), Dyna Tech Ogre XT
TS Cannondale M2000, Koga road bike with 105sc
MG Diamond Back Axis (may have been an apex) XT
VG Orange Clockwork LX, Raleigh Pirsuit road bike with a real mix and match but it worked! (He was also the fittest and the only bloke who still wore Oakley Razorblades long after we all got M-Frames! :lol: )


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:08 pm 
East Midlands AEC
East Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 15067
Location: Derby, UK
ooh - now given we were students and money was tight... this was 1991/2

Proflex 752
Orange 'O'
Raleigh Summit
Diamondback Topanga (yes, that was impecunious me!)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:37 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:36 pm
Posts: 315
Location: Snodland, Kent
My proper ride was a 1993 Marin Eldridge Grade, fully pimped including RC-30's Hope Ti hubs and BB, red z-max, etc. Damn I miss than bike. I am on the look out for another one to turn into a replica.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:37 pm
Posts: 72
Location: huntingdon
my mate was ridind a green gt tequesta with shed load of anodised purple and i had a cannondale delta v 1000 that got pinched and replaced by a killer v 800. that was in 98. 8) my cousin still has that killer v now from when i sold it to him in 2002! its still looking showroom mint.
and there as fella who rode a full sus voodoo that i can't remember the name of.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:21 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:39 am
Posts: 2193
Location: bedford
mainly diamond backs and cheap raleighs i was the only kid with a decent bike with my kona lavadome fully tricked m900 with carbon mech cage hope hubs scott at4's! I did know lots of guys with decent bikes through the shop i worked in we all raced breezers hence my love of them! my dad has my original sky but he wont part with it ever! oh and my riding buddy was Cy turner who set up and owns Cotic cycles still have a set of his brakes he made and a hub somewhere useless as the holes arent offset! hes doing a little better now!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:47 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:35 pm
Posts: 8423
Location: The desolate flats of Cambridgeshire
Marin team (mine, a few years old by this point)
GT Karokoram
Trek 930
Trek 8300? i think
Kona lavadome (used to be mine but sold to a friend)
Raleigh Mtrax 100
and a totally customised dynatech something or other which was probably the lightest of the lot.

this would have been 96 through to 99 (the period my bikes come from :) )


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:44 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:19 pm
Posts: 1102
Location: Brisbane
Umm my memory of other people's machines is somewhat hazy but I can recall:

93ish Specialized Rockhopper
Saracen something or other. Tufftrax, Rufftrax, can't remember!
A couple of Orange C16R's
Gorgeous nickel plated Orange P7
93 Lava Dome (tricked out to the max with XTR and every bolt red alloy)
A Trek 7000 which I didn't like. Turns out I didn't like the owner much in the end either!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:48 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:28 am
Posts: 1732
Location: italy
You mean nobody had stumpies? I had one, tho


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:39 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
Ain't no party like an S Club party
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 25, 2006 4:54 pm
Posts: 7133
Location: UK
Problem I find now is not remembering the bikes we rode - but the people that rode them. Forgotten a lot of people along the way but the 'intimates' that I remember:

Me - '92 GT Avalanche
AM - '92 Klein Attitude, later replaced with Manitou HT, '87 Stumpie
JH - '91 Lavadome
RG - '91 ('92?) Clockwork
MH - '92 GT Zaskar

Then it gets hazy, but I remember another Kona or two, a Salsa, a couple of Dynatechs, a Marin, a Rocky Mountain Vertex, A Cano and an RTS-2 and a Kirk.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:38 pm 
Mr Benn
Mr Benn
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:07 am
Posts: 7199
Location: Omnipresent
Me and my gang was '87 Muddy Fox Couriers and Explorers. An '85 or '86 Saracen Kili Flyer and a gorgeous DiNucci Green '87 Spesh Stumpy. a couple of Ridgeback 601's and one very looked up in awe at Cannondale.

And the Roadie boys had a smattering of Peugeot's. Perthus Pro's, Tourmalet's, (the cheap 10spd one that was pearl white - Alpine? - Like the Ranger but a road frame). And the odd Pinnarello or Rosin.

and in 1987 round my way, you fell into one camp or the other. But both read Bicycle Action magazine. Ha ha.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Gaddmeister, Jamis Diablo, longun, Tob and 46 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group