Hi everyone, just found this thread after getting interested in retro mtbs and posting a few times on different threads. I'm 35, grew up in Plymouth, spend my teens thrashing 1993 M Trax 400 Ti on Dartmoor, then moved away to uni, then farther afield for work (Canaries, Mexico City, Korea, now Portugal) to places less conducive to mountain biking, either big cities rife with crime, or lands with vertical mountains or flood plains with precious little bikeable areas. My M Trax frame and seat post is still alive, but badly rusted, with worming under the paint of the cro-mo areas. And I still have my blue and black dynatech team jersey from circa 94-95, still wearable with a slight ladder and hole on the back which my camelbak hides.
I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I have some noob questions.
* When buying a bike or kit from a seller on this forum, what is the standard etiquette? How does one protect himself from being ripped off (i.e., seller takes the money but never sends the product). I assume the members of this site are an interlinked group (or groups) of friends, so the above is unlikely in any case.
* What is 'NOS"?
* What postage service is used for complete bikes, and what is the usual cost?
* Where (and for how much) do people source replacement decals after getting a frame repainted?
Thanks in advance!
Wanted: 19"+ Dynatech or M Trax MTB (1991-1995)
I cannot lie. I love Dynatechs and British steel: