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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Derailleur spring tension assist devices.

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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:02 am 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
Bar ends, 46'ers, elastomer suspension, rapid rise, biopace, hydraulic rim brakes, disc wheels, mag wheels, bottom brackets on the swing arm, single pivot, square taper, octalink, Muddy Fox, bottom pull...

maguras are still oem on some bikes, trials & time trial (aero version) so hyd rim brakes can't be in the fad list.
Nor can octalink be on the list, splined hollow spindle BB's are not likely to go away.


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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:37 am 
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Splatter paint and purple anodising

1/4" Headsets but I'm not sure how much of a fad these where as very few bikes had them

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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:16 am 
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Surely its a fad if it was here one minute and gone the next.

SPD Sandals, chainstay mounted tensioners, gel saddles, 24" mtb wheels etc are all still being made and sold so are not a fad.

Square taper is not obsolete just because the big boys dont make it anymore, thats just bigging up Shimano's ego, they are not god. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:32 am 
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Derailleur protectors, those foam bits to slide over brake levers and anodized accessories in the most garish and non-matching colour possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:00 am 
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Location: All you other Iron Men are just imitating
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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:52 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:24 am 
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cutting your bars down to 20" to save 10g.
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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:36 am 
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purple anodizing. (still cool however, on a case by case basis)


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 Post subject: Re: Fads
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:48 am 
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LikeClockwork wrote:
V brake booster arch thingies....


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Brake boosters were no fad, they were tuning parts for the true connaisseurs.
The only reason they disappeared over time is because advancements in frame design meant that brake bosses stopped flexing so much.

My Scott wears a set of Tektro T9 boosters, and the improvement in both brute braking force and modulation is tremendous.


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