Just found this site while looking for pics of a Fat Buckshaver - more than tempted by Kase1983....
I have been riding for a couple of years now, quick bikography as follows:
1st- Started in 1988 on a Pink/Purple Raleigh Mustang, when the Farmer Johns rubbed the stays and the forks kept bending thought it was time to move on....
2nd- 1989 (I think) Yellow Speccy Rockhopper with chainstay U-Brakes - COOL
3rd- Marin Pine Mountain. My worst bike. Teflon and Flouro Orange. Didn't last long.
4th- Orange Aluminium O. This is when Ali was rare. Box section chain/seatstays and a 150mm stem/taperlights/USE pin. Great bike.
5th- Rocky Mountain Altitude. The best by far. Beautiful and got pimped. Ti Stix, XTR, Ceramics, Grafton cranks, USE bar/bar ends combo, Mag21, Syncros. This I think was a '93 with std stays, not wishbone. Std colour was green/burgundy, but as sponsored by Rocky, had team red/yellow. (note: if anyone has one for sale ever, let me know). My fave bike I have owned.
Unfortunately at this point became dissalusioned with XC racing (and some Uni/girls etc got in the way) and sold it. Gutted now
No riding for a couple of years, and currently riding a Tinbred, Dialled PA and Trek Roadie.
New stuff is nice, cheap and light (really!), but theres nothing like getting the classic bits too
To think of the stuff we used to do fully rigids