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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 11:00 am 
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I have seen bar ends on bar ends.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 3:57 pm 
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FMJ wrote:
I have seen bar ends on bar ends.


Funny you should say that, so have I but I must have blocked it out until you jogged my memory!


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:02 pm 
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It does look very much like Bullwinkle (es moose and squirrel)


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:41 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
Anything XTR on A Townsend or Apollo.

Rising a British Eagle Boss during the hours of darkness.

Suspension forks on non geometry corrected HT frames.

Triple clamps on frames never designed for it.

Any type of grip shift, unless you have a medical reason for such a system.

Labelling stuff as NOS simply because its still got a bit if a shine on it.

Exposed seat tube long enough to be confused for a 2 wheeled lamp post - just but a bike that fits.

Toe straps and clips, even if they are historically correct.

Girvin Flexstems - they may have been the must have back in the day, but they're still crap.

30 year old alloy frames - go read up on ductile limits.

Any Marin post Zolatone.

Coloured tyres.

Paper thin Selle Italian Turbo saddles for £50 - they were a tenner wen they hit Hellfrauds shelves in the late 80's, and they weren't all that back then, never mind with 20,000 miles on them.

Stupid asking price for irredeemably scuffed crap just because its XTR.

Wedge haircuts.

Sting back cycling mitts.

200GS shifters.

Rapid Rise.

£500 of Ringle on a £100 bike.

Paper thin rims described as 'anodising barely worn'

Headshock 'dales.

Early full suss.



I could go on, but apart from the list being inexhaustible a lot of hear strange peccadilloes are strangely fashionable in Retro MTB quarters today, so is be getting death threats.


Grip shift!!

You do realise that this is making a comeback with the SRAM XX1 system??


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:43 pm 
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superstar1 wrote:
Chopper1192 wrote:
Anything XTR on A Townsend or Apollo.

Rising a British Eagle Boss during the hours of darkness.

Suspension forks on non geometry corrected HT frames.

Triple clamps on frames never designed for it.

Any type of grip shift, unless you have a medical reason for such a system.

Labelling stuff as NOS simply because its still got a bit if a shine on it.

Exposed seat tube long enough to be confused for a 2 wheeled lamp post - just but a bike that fits.

Toe straps and clips, even if they are historically correct.

Girvin Flexstems - they may have been the must have back in the day, but they're still crap.

30 year old alloy frames - go read up on ductile limits.

Any Marin post Zolatone.

Coloured tyres.

Paper thin Selle Italian Turbo saddles for £50 - they were a tenner wen they hit Hellfrauds shelves in the late 80's, and they weren't all that back then, never mind with 20,000 miles on them.

Stupid asking price for irredeemably scuffed crap just because its XTR.

Wedge haircuts.

Sting back cycling mitts.

200GS shifters.

Rapid Rise.

£500 of Ringle on a £100 bike.

Paper thin rims described as 'anodising barely worn'

Headshock 'dales.

Early full suss.



I could go on, but apart from the list being inexhaustible a lot of hear strange peccadilloes are strangely fashionable in Retro MTB quarters today, so is be getting death threats.


Grip shift!!

You do realise that this is making a comeback with the SRAM XX1 system??


and thank god. They're leaps ahead of thumbies and make a bike look smart and don't get in the way like RF+


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 7:15 pm 
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Yeah, fair to say the XXI actually has some decent engineering inside it, instead of the greased toilet diminutive of yore.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Portly 45 year old men squeezed into '90s medium sized MTB team jerseys.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 7:42 pm 
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RadNomad wrote:
Portly 45 year old men squeezed into '90s medium sized MTB team jerseys.


Castelli XXL comes up a bit small as well! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 7:51 pm 
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This jersey that I bought.

Image

A small child of around 2 looked at me, looked at my jersey, and burst out crying.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Sabit Banksy on acid!


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