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 Post subject: Ben from Nooo Zeeeland
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:29 pm 
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Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:39 am
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Location: New Zealand
Hi

I'm Ben from New Zealand. Started MTBing in about '88 on a Kalahari record but quickly went thru a few bikes - KHS Montana pro and DB Apex. Went overseas in 93 and ended up at yellow jersey Camden where I got Greg (Fuquay) to build me a lovely custom frame which is still going strong. Other than that I've got a 70's raleigh road bike (the orange ones - 531) which is now kind of a cross bike. A late 80's 653 (like the white pearlescent ones Fignon rode) that has been resprayed as a TVM Gazelle and also a late 90's Bianchi TSX-UL which hardly ever sees the light of day.

My buddy Derek however is a freak - I'll try and get him to post his incredible list of retro off road bikes here


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:58 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Welcome aboard dude...it's good to see more Kiwis and Aussies on the forum!

Rich


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:10 am 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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Location: Kingdom of Ringlé
Yeah man, I get lonely on here during the Aussie Working Hours! :cry:

Could do with some more SydneySiders on this Forum too.. My Northern Beaches cycling mates just laugh when I talk about scouring Ebay for Disk Drives and Thumbies! Diff'rent kinda riding here.. :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:46 am 
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Location: The Netherlands
Hahha! They just don't appreciate the good stuff.
I still want a disc drive, even if I only leave it on the chimey.

But... Welcome here from the other side of the world. Could it be further away?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:43 am 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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Too true mate! One mate looked at ym RetroSteed and said, "Bontrager? Did they make bikes?" :shock:

Did you see that Disk Drive on Ebay.com? It's under the Auction Watch.. NOS unbuilt.. Bet it goes for quite a bit tho :?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:55 pm 
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Yep I noticed. Looks still good.

Btw I'm on a dutch forum and there they aske me why I bought the old buch of XTR parts on my bike.
Old??? It's a M952 XTR group. Why wouldn't that work?
Because there is a new group, the old group is history and doesn't work anymore.
They all say there, you can't ride with a fork with less than 5 cm of travel.
I can remeber Tomac, Herbold, King and the whole buch hammering down trails with a Rock Shox Judy DH (2 inch travel) and cantilever brakes. And it worked.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:47 pm 
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.. and Steve Peat beating the times of soft tails on a Kona with rigid forks and 1.5 specialized hardpack tyres.

Advances in technology = Fashion and the ability to make components cheaper.


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