Hi my name is Rick
I got into mountain biking in 1992 and after a few crappy second hand bikes a lot of saving up I bought my Orange Clockwork in October 1993 (so its a 94 model).
Here is my receipt (found it in a box in the garage the other day!)
I don't live there any more by the way
I was 25 then and I'll be 44 in August
The bike came specced with the STX groupset and rigid forks, gradually over the next couple of years I upgraded the parts as I broke them or they wore out.
This is how Gina looks today
In 1995 I had my first baby (she's 16 now and has just left school) after that the bike only came out of the garage for probably 10 rides a year so I never had to do much maintenance just new brakes and tyres and a few new chains.
On her first outing this year I discovered that the spongy elastomers in the quadra 21r forks had turned to mush after a quick google search I found some replacements from http://www.suspensionforkparts.net/esho ... oductId=87
After fitting them though I was very disappointed as they just bottomed out as soon as you hit the smallest bump.
Back onto google and I found you guys and I've already bagged a 1" Judy steerer/crown and a set of Judy XC's so I'm well on the way to getting her back on the trail.
The shifter brake lever combos are the old servo wave levers for cantilever brakes so the V brakes are fitted with those pulley adjusters.
although they work ok I spied that someone had some M950 XTR shifters and V brakes for sale so while I've got the tools out I think its time for an upgrade.
I think its great what you're doing on here and I fully intend to participate by putting my old bits out of the garage on here for a few quid, not for profit but to help someone else get the bits they need for their bike like you did for me.