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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:37 pm 
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I've kept this picture for over 25 years :oops:, as it was this image that got me into mountain biking... Looking at it now after so many years it's hard to describe how shocking/exotic/flamboyant the pink paint job was at the time, but to a 15 year old me it certainly got my attention! For me this is the Retrobike build of my dreams and I just missed out on the '88 frame that Racin'snake had for sale but it's now got me started.... Watch this space!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:01 am 
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Did it get you into anything else brother?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:21 pm 
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You mean dodgy wetsuits? :lol:

Anybody else who can pin point the time/moment when this all started for them?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Perusing through the Freewheel 1990 catalogue...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:30 pm 
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Funny, I don't remember Attitude ever being called The Observer..... ;D

Also, why is he wearing a neck brace? Or is that for a diving helmet to attach to?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:25 pm 
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With those pedals, you'd have to question his choice of footwear as well...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Nice 'Dale.. is that at 24inch wheel on the back?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:12 pm 
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Difficult to tell at this angle (I'm sure someone will tell us) but I'd always thought it was an SM900.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:30 am 
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Looks like an 1987 SM800.....and yip the back wheel was 24" (RM20) :D

Swede wrote:
Difficult to tell at this angle (I'm sure someone will tell us) but I'd always thought it was an SM900.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:40 am 
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Did it get you into anything else brother?


:D I was thinking the same, like musical theatre and cosmopolitan's ?

I have an 88 dale frame for sale, sm 600 i think, if you wanted to ship it from NZ, it's sitting under my workbench and sticks out just enought to catch my shin on a cople of times a week :cry:

Even have a pair of NOS roller cam brakes to go with it!


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