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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:31 am
Posts: 63
Location: Toronto

Another Canadian, here. Been a long time lurker of this forum and I've lusted after a lot of bikes posted here. My interest in retro bikes started about three years ago. I'm starting to get a nice collection of vintage bikes. The best ones I have so far are - '86 Fisher Procaliber, 87 Bianchi Grizzly, 87 Kuwahara Sierra XT, 92 Stumpjumper, 94 KHS Montana.
I have modern mountain bikes as well, but I still love riding the older steel bikes.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:49 pm
Posts: 20
Evening All,

Seeing as my one and only mountain bike I've owned from new is now considered retro I thought it best to join up! It's quite amusing to pitch up at a trail centre and be the only person riding a rigid bike :)

It's a 1996 Cannondale M500. Only the frame, cranks, stem and seat post are original due wear and tear, but the rock hard ride is still the same!


Although slightly too new for this forum (but in the spirit) I've just bought a couple of CAD2 frames to build up for the kids to avoid Halfords stuff! This F600 in Lemon, and an F300 in Mango.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:30 am
Posts: 14
Location: yeovil
Hello, Back after 3 years ish!

Great site!

Always wanted an Explosif or Hei Hei!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:34 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:25 pm
Posts: 2
Hi everybody,

I found this site when I bought an old and unloved Giant Cadex CFM3. When I was 15 it was the Pinnacle of bikes you could save up with paper rounds and stocking your supermarketshelves. I wasn`t so disciplines so I had a Gazelle MTB which was a lot cheaper. When I saw a Cadex in an ad I had to have it. Old time relive! I`m from Holland and we sure love our bikes, after buying a Cadex I opened my eyes to old school mountainbikes and there are a lot of them around here! I also like to dress the old lady in 80`s and 90`s parts that give it the period look, but perhaps have not aged well (Girvin Flexstem and rear wheel plates). It looks like a proper early 90`s racy mtb. It makes me smile when I look at it.

I wish me and everybody happy reading and posting!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:46 pm 

Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:48 pm
Posts: 1
I am a lucky owner of a Specialized Rockhopper 1995, and today i race a MTB Marathon of 77km and 2.000 mt total ascent level at Bracciano Lake (Roma).

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:39 pm 
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Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:40 pm
Posts: 8
Location: Australia
Hey guys I have known about Retro Bike for some time now and thought I better sign up. Great forums with loads of info look forward to hanging out here and checking out all the awesome bikes.
I was born in England Plymouth and moved to Australia in the early 80's. Riding has been a huge part I my life from transport to racing, Im still a very passionate collector and rider of late 80's & 90's bikes BMX, MTB DH & 4X especially.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:37 am 

Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:21 am
Posts: 3
Morning all.

New round these parts, just the one retro MTB in the shed along with a couple of 70's racers and a modern Cube MTB. It is a budget spec '91 Trek 800 Antelope which is standard bar some newer wheels and tyres. I have the original Araya rims running on Shimano hubs but the bearings need replacing. I also have some 90's NOS Richey Z-Max Megabite amberwalls I might put on, but I kinda like the chunkiness of the Panaracers I had lying about...


PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:29 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:09 pm
Posts: 554
Location: cheshire
should prob right somthing here ( bit late sorry ) started looking at retro stuff after getting given a mustang mtb an also doing abit of voultry work for a community bike shop, they get some crazy old bikes

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:14 am 
Retro Guru
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Joined: Tue May 17, 2011 11:31 pm
Posts: 934
Location: Costa Blanca
Welcome, this is the start of your addiction constant day dreaming and empty pockets :lol: won't be long and you'll be hoarding shiny things like a magpie !!!!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:13 am 

Joined: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:12 pm
Posts: 5
Location: East Malling, Kent, UK
First time on here so I thought I'd introduce myself (and hopefully I have put this post in the right thread)

I'm Ian and I found the forum as a result of trying to figure out what to do with two "mature" bikes I have (a 96 Jamis Diablo LE and a 96 Marin Bobcat trail that I'll post about seperately)

Found my way to hardtail/ hardnose mountain biking in 1993 (corrected from 1996 earlier 'cos as my wife pointed out I was clearly having a senior moment) after I got tired of getting punctures on a really, really vintage Holdsworth road bike.

Now riding North downs/ around Kent XC on a full suspension Felt Virtue 2 that I have built up (2007 so not quite retro ) - I came to the conclusion about a year ago that, while good and light, the ability of the Jamis and the Marin to absorb the bumps for MY aging frame wasnt quite the ticket for a weekend ride.

Looking forward to talking with you all (even now I have loads of questions)


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