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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:22 pm 
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i got into riding while i was at school, thus all i could afford was what i could get by smiling sweetly at my parents, and doing paper rounds. hence STX was "the good stuff" and LX/XT was some unheard-of wonderland

i'll always remember how shocked i was taking off my steel bar and stem for kalloy ones - felt like a new bike

the high and the low of it, is i'm very tragically lusting after stuff i couldnt afford then.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:25 pm 
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cce wrote:
i got into riding while i was at school, thus all i could afford was what i could get by smiling sweetly at my parents, and doing paper rounds. hence STX was "the good stuff" and LX/XT was some unheard-of wonderland

i'll always remember how shocked i was taking off my steel bar and stem for kalloy ones - felt like a new bike

the high and the low of it, is i'm very tragically lusting after stuff i couldnt afford then.


its not tragic! I'd hazard a guess thats what most people are doing (including me!) looking back some of the prices in the "glory days" were just plain stupid! £180 for pair grafton re entry levers. WTF! its cool to be able to buy the parts you wanted for (hopefully a LOT!) less :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:32 pm 
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andrewl wrote:

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They do bring a smile my face though, but mainly because I used to think that it could never get better than this BITD.

I'd say I collect retro stuff for nostalgic reasons and a sense of preserving the past. Maybe its just an addiction...

As for 8 vs 9 speed, give me nine speed any day :D



I agree with Andrewl and Scant. I think that for some of us it´s just a matter of nostalgy, preserving the past and just make a smile when you look at your bikes. But, as Scant wrote, that depends of how old you are in this sport.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:48 pm 
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scant wrote:
..... tennis courts ....


Now we're talking (although I can't advocate returning to the days of warped, heavy wooden rackets. Although the Connors T-3000 'banjo' model was tasty).

Diadora Bjorn Borg Gold anyone?














Sorry - well off topic!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:17 pm 
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I play tennis with retro raquets , a Head and a Rossignol. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:42 pm 
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Are we like an 80s or 90s version of the Amish? :lol:

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" 'Ere Scant, Jez's got his new Trimble out, fancy a blast on the trails? "







I'll get me coat.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:47 pm 
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Oh, I thought ft meant fingertip...

Still wanna see pics for proof?

Have done about 8ft max, on a rigid. Actual feet this time. Was when I were 'young, wild and reckless'. Way long ago...

I am more an uphiller type of guy. We have impressive dunes here! I have never been overtaken by a fs ...even when riding one myself :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:55 pm 
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Agency_Scum wrote:
Are we like an 80s or 90s version of the Amish? :lol:

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" 'Ere Scant, Jez's got his new Trimble out, fancy a blast on the trails? "

I'll get me coat.


literally LOL!! :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:15 am 
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scant wrote:
Agency_Scum wrote:
Are we like an 80s or 90s version of the Amish? :lol:

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" 'Ere Scant, Jez's got his new Trimble out, fancy a blast on the trails? "

I'll get me coat.


literally LOL!! :lol: :lol:


Even my wife thought that was funny :lol:


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I could never grow a beard that good


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