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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:30 pm 
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Location: maidstone, kent
Vetta SL saddle, smoke lite amber walls and onza porc amber wall.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:33 pm 
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Farmer John's nephew tyres - or is that rose tinted spectacles?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:53 pm 
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Location: Left Coast of Canada
raymondluxuryyacht wrote:
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.



It could be that:

1. I'm out of touch with modern components/equipment or
2. Maybe its living in the shadow of the "Shore" and these parts aren't stocked locally or
3. I'm on such a tight buget that the only wheels I can afford are Rhynolights with Deore hubs.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:43 am 
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Location: Quantocks
Tioga Hound Dawg tyres. Oh wish I could find an 18" 91 DB Apex too.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:35 am 
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Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Mavic SUP CD rims (231,217,121,521)... I suppose disc brakes have rendered high end rim-brake hoops obsolete though.

Simple, straight tube steel frames that aren't for 'all mountain' or a bazillion dollars; even Ritchey had to put curvy bits on the P-Team 26.. FFS!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:53 pm 
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again Gloves - specialized mits with towelling right across the back - do modern cyclists sweat and snot less than they used to? A thumb sized patch of towelling is not enough for me.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:53 pm 
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Pace / Renthal RC130 and x-lite handlebars.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:28 pm 
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Nothing - as I've hoarded so much I'll never run out...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:00 pm 
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Stay-Tuff's or M231's.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:16 pm 
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Location: Devon
Probably suntour/wtb greaseguard components.They made it so easy to maintain your bike,especially in muddy,wet conditions.Just start pumping the grease gun and watch the crud flush out of headsets,pedals,bottom bracket and hubs.

A lot of the modern suspension bikes could do with this technology for the pivots,rather than routine replacement.


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