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 Post subject: Fads
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Theres a few threads knocking about in 98+ with some folks calling some of the new stuff coming out a 'fad' , 29ers, fat bikes, 650b. It got me thinking, what fads have there been in the past that have truly went the way of the dodo? I'd venture 24" wheels but I'm not even sure that was too widespread. Anything else that was the emperors new clothes but has now vanished?


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 Post subject: Re: Fads
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 Post subject: Re: Fads
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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:47 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:55 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:12 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:16 pm 
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Dont think you could call square taper a fad.


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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:35 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
Girvin flexstem :D


beat me to it!

if I recall, 24" wheels were big for jump bikes rather than mainstream mountainbikes BITD

riser bars with bracing struts?

I always thought hydraulic rims brakes were not such a fad as something that was too expensive originally, and was superseded by disc brakes. Interesting that SRAM are starting to make hydraulic road calipers....

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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Square tapers, elastomers and bar-ends are obsolete, which isn't quite the same as faddish. They were around for a fair few years and used by virtually everyone, until other ideas took over.


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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:37 pm 
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