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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:56 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:35 pm
Posts: 18
Hi all

Found this forum after buying a friends 95 Kona Muni Mula & searching for info about it. Needs a bit of tlc & few parts which you guys have been helpful with so far so thanks.

Been riding mtbs for approx 25 years still race enduro now at 39.

Thanks for the help & knowledge this is a great forum.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:31 pm 
Retro Guru
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Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:13 am
Posts: 381
Location: Essex, UK
I’ve been posting for a bit now but haven’t introduced myself to you all yet.

I’m Rich 40 from Chelmsford, originally from Macclesfield.
I’ve kept my teenage bike from 1993 and have now returned it to original spec after a few illplaced “updates”. Since this I’ve become slightly obsessed with retro and in fact any second hand bike parts, generally spending most of my waking hours on this site and eBay - the postman knows me quite well :)
Hopefully one of my current projects will come to fruition soon

Thanks to all those who’ve made me feel so welcome already - a great forum/club!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:17 am 
Devout Dirtbag
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Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:02 am
Posts: 141
Location: Hull East Yorkshire
Hello people,
Signed up a few days ago after finding a mention to it on a Facebook MTB Group.
I'm living in Hull East Yorkshire, 60 years young, just started cycling due to the glorious summer we've had.
Only have one bike which is a Specialized Hardrock Sport bought I think around 2005/6 (the one in my profile pic) if anyone can confirm it is from around that time I would appreciate it. I'm still working as a mechanical service engineer, just a couple years left before I retire hopefully.
I'm just setting up to make bike restorations my new hobby for retirement if everything goes to plan, so much knowledge & experience in this forum I'm planning on been around for a while.
Thanks for reading. :wink:

 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:36 pm 

Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Posts: 2
Been hiding around in the background, scanning the ads for quite a while.

I'm a shorty with a couple of hardtails I commute on, and a Yorkshireman's budget.

My 18" Clockwork 10th Anniversary I've owned since new. Won it in a competition in a shop window, and it's been a bit too big for me ever since. We've had many miles together and it now sits in a gravel / hybrid kind of way.

I also have a 98 Stumpjumper Comp which was a steal on ebay about a year ago.

I really really would like a Dynatech Torus frame at some point, but finances are tight at the moment...but one day

 Post subject: Re: Hi Newbie here
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:08 pm 

Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Posts: 3
Newbie here...

After building around 50 Old school BMX's now since 2013 most of which can be seen here

I've decided to give that a rest for a while mostly due to the ridiculous prices now involved.. (But) as a lover of anything 80's & 90's Ive just couldn't get rid of the building itch & have just purchased a £50 1990 MTB in order to modify it into a practical hybrid that i can use & cover more distance on than any of my 24" cruisers .

i know very little about them so i've found myself here, please forgive me for asking possibly many stupid questions along the way .... :oops: :facepalm:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:23 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Posts: 261
Location: Cambridgeshire - flatlands (the horror, the horror)
Joined the forum a few weeks ago and like the discussion so I guess I should do the intro thing.

Off roading began for me as a teenager in the 70's; we used plumbers pipe bikes and just tried to keep them running off road on the chalk tracks in Wiltshire.
The first more serious off road happened as the scene started in Brighton, where I was at University during the early 90's. Raleigh Mustang, then a Dawes Ranger but then Action Bikes and Bill Rayment in Brighton started with the first generation of focussed off road bikes - Cannondale, Cinelli and Saracen at Action Bikes and Specialised at Rayments. The South Downs became a magnet for imports - Marin came into Worthing, and the geometry and spec of Marins were pretty compelling. My friend Anthony and I did an article for MBUK - he graced the cover. Jo Burt was and still is all over the trails there. When Mint Sauce sits and look at the sun going down over the Downs, I know the feeling...we sat there in the same place evening after evening. We rode all seasons, all times. By the 90s I was on Kleins and titanium Marins, and began collecting steel Oranges, almost by accident. In the mid 1990s I was married and then widowed by cancer in quick succession, so had a break from riding and then used it as a means of keeping sane. But work took over, and living in London meant weekend riding only, and Epping Forest was no weekday substitute for the South Downs. The bikes gave way to climbing, which I could do in central London (Brixton, Westway, the Castle), and my new partner quickly decided that bicycles are 'not meant to go off tarmac'....sigh. That meant a long break, with climbing in the summer and skiing in the winter being the focus of non-work enjoyment. That all changed with my son, who at 10 suddenly got into cycling big time - for him, winter is skiing and summer is cycling. All my old bikes - Bontrager, Amp, Marin, Orange were stored here and there, and some he just won't let me sell. Others I have passed to those with interest in things retro, while I now build state of the art DH rigs for Alex and myself and new-geometry XC and enduro bikes - COTIC, Ragley and such. I love the old ones, I mainly thrash the new ones. Now thirteen, my son snaps and flicks through singletrack, and dammit he can hold on to me on climbs. We do the South Downs when we can, and ride Thetford a lot, it being a few minutes down the road from us. I love passing on technique and spannering skills to my son ... and he still loves riding with us old giffers ... long may it last ... for me, the gear is the means of getting to that special place; the place where you stop, get your breath, and smile at what you've just done and where you are.....

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Posts: 19
Hi, I joined the forum looking for a kona lava dome , after no luck i’ve bought a 1993 khs Montana comp , had some useful advice on here already ! Cheers Russ

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:27 pm 

Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:01 pm
Posts: 3
Just signed up after picking up a nice 91 GT Karakoram.

I've had a bunch of bikes over the last (cough) 30+ years, Kona, Orange, Trek, so look forward to browsing on here for some misty eyed nostalgia!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:32 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Posts: 61
Found you while googling my middleburn crankset, been riding since 1989 aged 9 and rode through what is imo the golden era 1990’s.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:46 am
Posts: 51
hiya everyone, well after years of being prodded and poked i am finally a member. this will please legrandefromage I am sure. i met a few of you guys at the gates ride this year, where i came and enjoyed breakfast, i used to try my hand at DH back in the days of porc and the southerns not very well but had a blast. Gave up for a good few years, trying to be a proper adult with kids and stuff, but there was always bikes in the shed of Doom and finally got back in to it a few years ago. Unfortunately after a little miss guided adventure im off the bikes again, but looking to add another victim to the shed of Doom so here i am

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