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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:31 pm 
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So what component that is no longer manufactured from pre-97 do you miss the most? For me its probably two things. The first is the XT headset with the 1/4 inch bearings. I put one of those on my 92 Stumpy as an upgrade and the thing was bomb-prooof. The other is more general - its the XC rims. Seems almost impossible to get strong light reasonably narrow rims today that you could run 1'' slicks or 2.35 inch XC knobbies.

What about you?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:34 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:42 pm 
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Firstly, about xc rims....what's wrong with Mavic xc717s? Or even 317s?

Now to favourite component....tricky but I've got two.
American classic skewers - simple, light, unique slightly quirky design.
Royce Bottom bracket - light, well engineered, shiny, TITANIUM.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:46 pm 
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raymondluxuryyacht wrote:
Royce Bottom bracket - light, well engineered, shiny, TITANIUM.


You can still buy these new. They're made just down the road from me!

Still pricey, but I suspect that they now cost less than they did in relative terms; any idea what they cost in the 90s?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Cup and cone bottom brackets, either Shimano XT or SunTour XC Pro, both are top notch. I still drive them today. :xmas-big-grin:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:03 pm 
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Suntour XC Pro stuff.

Tioga Surefoot VIIs.

X-Lite stubbies.

And I'm gonna say it, Onza bar ends.

Oh, oh, and Zoom stems.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:07 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:14 pm 
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Not a component but Jez I wish you could buy OF3 gloves


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Campagnolo!
What's the matter with them - after finally getting it really right with Record OR and Icarus, they threw the towel in. Guess their heart just wasn't in MTBs.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Thighs that used to work properly the next morning!


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