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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:44 pm 
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Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:27 pm
Posts: 8
Location: Loughborough
Hi folks, signed up yesterday to get some advice on an old Pace RC200 hand-me-down (more info and pics here: ... p;t=421831).

I found the site when a friend commented along the lines of "they'll go nuts for that on the retro bike forums" after seeing my Pace :D

Anyway, here it is:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:15 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:53 pm
Posts: 18
Hello retro bike enthusiasts! I’m so glad I stumbled onto this site. I’ve been super inspired as well as educated by the many posts and pics I’ve already pored over here. My first ever mountain bike(‘93 Marin Nail Trail) was miraculously returned to my possession after 20 years. Well, maybe not miraculously. I sold it to a friend I’d long since lost touch with. But he popped up about to donate it, and gave me a heads up. I’d thought about that bike many times over the years, but assumed it was battered beyond resurrection by now. As it happens, it spent the last 20 years in the back of a shed, protected from the elements. Upon its return, I quickly assessed its condition as “retrievable”. Then, I set about massively underestimating the cost required to so. Suffice it to say, it has been a nostalgic labour of love. It has also been so great to dive back in to the bike world of my early to mid-twenties, and recapture some of those vibes. I’m loving reading everyone’s restoration stories. I’ll keep checking out all things retro mountain bike, and will be eager to post some pics when I get my last bits together on this bike. Thanks for being here!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:59 pm 

Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:35 pm
Posts: 4
Hiya Long time lurker here, I bought an LTS DH frame years ago after always wanting one back in the day but never being able to afford one, built it up rode it about 5 times popped the shock and hung it off the wall... come lock down the girlfriend wanted a bike to go out on, so I got her one purely on the colour scheme (a timberline in team scream) which she loves apart from the ano' purple 'zocchi xc500 I've just put on 'em. I enjoyed playing around with it so much I've just picked up am RTS to do for myself and even made a start on resurrecting the LTS. Cue my stupid questions on shock rebuilding. :)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:16 am
Posts: 46
Hi I got into this old bike thing a couple of years ago when my 98 Rockhopper was dragged out of the back of the shed. Since then I've rebuilt a couple of old frames.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:33 pm 

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:54 pm
Posts: 1
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Hi folks, this is Andreas from Potsdam (Germany).
When I was 22 back in 1993 I fell in love with Rocky Mountain Bicycles especially with the Blizzard.
As an apprentice I couldn’t afford such a highend-bike. As a swimmer and water-polo-player, I had no time for biking as a main sport. Over the years I forgot the luxury brands. Then in 2004 I switched from my Kästle-bike to the S-Works HT M5. That was the beginning of “building/setup” a bike.
When I lost my job as a garment-techician 2019, I never thouht, that a door to a better and safer job will open... That was the day, I searched for a Blizzard-frame. I met a guy (maybe he is here as well), which is an expert for Rocky Mountain. He sold me a 1993 Blizzard-frame, which was restored/repainted in original colors at .I took many parts from my old Kästle as well as parts from Ebay.
I really wanted to do the setup with my Marzocchi Fork, but after the first ride, it was clear, that I would say goodbye to these fork. In the end, the bike looks much better with the Tange-fork as well as the handling is more agile. Luck me, I found this fork.
Frame: Rocky Mountain Blizzard
Fork: Tange Steel
Post: Control-Tech
Saddle: Rocky Mountain
Cranks: Miche/ Race Face / Avitar / Onza
Derailleur front/rear: XT/ Dura Ace 3/9
Wheels: Mavic Ceramic/XT/ DT / Schwalbe
Brakes: Avid V-Brake special edition
Booster: Odyssey
Headset: Stronglight
Stem: Syncros
Bar: Ritchey
Barends: Onza
Skewers: XT

The setup is a mixture of retro and funktional, especially the brakes.
Some may like it, some not. Cheers!

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 Post subject: 1987 Saracen Tufftrax
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:38 pm 

Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:13 pm
Posts: 9
Hi. I’ve recovered my 1987 Saracen Tufftrax from my grandkids and I’m gonna need help with finding replacement parts. I’m in the UK, any help appreciated. Bibbage

PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:04 pm
Posts: 33
Hi all from upstate NY, not new to bikes but new to the retro side of things! Have two projects that I'm working on, the first being restoring this Yo Eddy to its former glory as well as updated my fathers old DB Sorrento to an adventure bike of sorts!



PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:34 am 

Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:57 am
Posts: 1
Hello from Chicagoland. I came here to learn about bikes and build the bike I wanted when I was a kid. I bought this frame on ebay.
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