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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:21 pm 
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I suppose being 31 most of the bikes in my childhood are now retro, fist mountain bike was a Raleigh mustang in purple! second a Shogun trail breaker and third which I can't remember much about was a MBK in bright green yellow and.............Orange I think anyone got any pics?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:24 pm 
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thegrisley wrote:
I suppose being 31 most of the bikes in my childhood are now retro, fist mountain bike was a Raleigh mustang in purple! second a Shogun trail breaker and third which I can't remember much about was a MBK in bright green yellow and.............Orange I think anyone got any pics?


Purple mustang nice. Would like to see some pics of that. Was the 2nd generation iirc after the black and white one.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:29 pm 
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iirc??


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:47 pm 
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thegrisley wrote:
iirc??


if i remember correctly

here's a small mustang

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:24 am 
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'86 Peugeot Alpina

Weighed in at just over 100lbs I believe. :lol: Used to peg it across the South Downs in jeans and a tee shirt with my Brancale lid.. Classic.. It had friction gears but I changed it to a Shimano indexed system.. I think I put Deore [pre II] thumbies on it?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:15 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
Started with a Raleigh Boxer, then a hand me down Striker and Commando. Next a beautiful Vindec Trekker, 29" tyres, double top tube, riser bars, fork braces the works! Then the classic Raleigh Magnum (mustang+1!), then the real MTB, a Cinelli! 7 fade neon paint job with exage mountain (all 22" frame of it), went through the usual upgrades until full 6 speed xt. Then it all gets messy.......


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:30 am 
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My first bike was the purple Raleigh mustang, upgraded the rims with MA40 rims, onza porc tyres, neon yellow flexstem and xt beartrap pedals.then moved onto a Caloi with deore xt and topline cranks.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:30 am 
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In '89, £299 of 'custom built' Orbit rubbish.
Bought in ignorance, trashed in seconds and swapped for a Kona as soon as the paper round money built up.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:31 pm 
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Mine was a 1992 Carerra Katalyst. It was far too big for me and weighed a tonne but I loved it's silver to purple fade from front to back, it's elevated chainstay design and biopace chainrings.
I bombed about the Forest of Dean of it for years, mainly in the granny gear (28(!) teeth I think) as the 38 and 48 other chainrings were no good for of road riding. I remember it being the coolest looking bike in the school bike shed and I rode it everywhere on the road at the fastest speed possible.
Then the student loan arrived and I brought my first Kona frame and some mid range bits to build it with. First time I rode the Kona I thought something was wrong with it as it was so easy to ride, so twitchy and so very fast compared to my dull, old Carerra lump! I still have the Carerra and all it's Shimano 100GS/200GS kit but never ride it - it is utter rubbish but it got me started!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:43 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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first mountain bike was a raleigh magnum in blue with alloy wheels and mudguards as standard :oops:

like this but with mudguards

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