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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:07 pm 
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iveto1983 wrote:
Common theme being 90s steel. :wink:


You and me both Bro.

Having said that two of my three are carbon.

In no particular order;

Brodie
HOTTA mtb
Raleigh Militis (yes I know they are current, but have you actually seen one?).


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:24 pm 
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And after that I love the diamond framed Alpinestars and hanker badly for a high spec cromo one.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Hmm being mainly a Marin lover no.1 has to be:

1 - Marin Team Ti 1990-93
2 - Klein Gator/Koi/Moonrise.
3 - Rock Lobster steel beauty...

Doug


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:53 pm 
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I'm new to this, but when I was a teenager I dreamed of owning,

A- A Santa Cruz full susser
B- Kona King Kikapu
C- A really light Stumpjumper

All of these bikes just look 'right' to me. Really love the angles and geometry.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:51 pm 
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Early 90's Brodie with Gatorblade
16" or 17" Dekerf
26/24 Cannondale with double rollercams
Fillet brazed Bromwich, preferably with u-brake
1989 Explosif
WTB Phoenix

Just off the top of my head


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:52 pm 
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I've been away from here for "quite a while", but as I've a bit of time now....

- A White Zinn (the one I missed on ebay in '05)
- RC 100
- Kona Hot - stars n stripes
- Kona Explosif - must be a black '93.

I'd be pretty happy at that!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Ooh! And a Roberts Dogsbolx please!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:26 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:33 pm 
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RC100
GT RTS
Merlin Newsboy
Pre-trek Klein

I have to say I must be at odds with the majority of us. I don't feel the fire in my belly for early steel. I've been riding since '89 and grew up drooling over Fat Chance and Salsa frames but now I can't say they do anything for me. Maybe it's just I've never seen one in the flesh, but I still get the feeling the appeal is in the aura and nostalgia of the name.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:40 pm 
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clubby wrote:
RC100
...Maybe it's just I've never seen one in the flesh, but I still get the feeling the appeal is in the aura and nostalgia of the name.


And I'd have to agree.
Thing is, that magic is still there when you get your bum in the seat 20+yrs later!


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