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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 1:06 am 
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Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 12:18 am
Posts: 1
Location: merseyside
Hi all, Just found the site after looking for info on a bike i have had given to me. I must say that i have learnt more about bikes in the last hour than i have over the last 30 years and i thank you all....

Hopefully going to get some info on my new bike so i can get it back to its original condition...


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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 7:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:56 pm
Posts: 98
misteracp wrote:
....nice step back in time coming back to this site - thanks to Matt Rowley for pointing me here....

used to do a fair bit of cycling in the early 90's...many old mates I wonder what happened to, some I still hear from occassionally

started off with a Marin Palisades Trail, then an Overburys Pioneer, then a Klein Attitude.....used a Fusion 0250 in between too.....

couple of peeps responsible on the way - Alex Morris for getting me involved right in the first place, Tim Davies for his very sound advice to a young entusiastic oik (me ) saying schoolwork/studies must come first as well as training techniques, to name but a few...

sadly the Klein was stolen and after that, I kinda lost interest as started driving....
recently got my hands back on a 2003 Kona Cindercone but it's nice to be riding again

I'll try and dig out some pics of the old bikes and put them up for a giggle

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pics at last
first bike - 1989 Marin Palisades 19" (black stem due to a bit of a nasty accident involving a steep hill, a tree and a heli ride to hospital).
LX groupset and Mavic M6 rims.
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then after seeing the May 90 ad for the Overbury's Pioneer, I ordered one the same, 18.5", but mine came with the straight forks, the then-to-have Suntour XC Comp, XCD hubs & brakes, MA40 rims, and a nifty but lethal VAPOR stem ...waited months and months for it.....nice bike...paint chipped easily sadly...nice satin finish
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Then my 1991 Klein Attitude - awesome bike. ran 28/38/48 no probs :P
Built from frame only, had XT throughout, MA40's (always buckling) eventually ran Bullseye hubs, Titanium Flite saddle eventually...
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then lastly my 1992 Fusion 0250 Team Issue XTR........not everyone's cup of tea but I really really liked this!
XTR throughout, with RC-35's. I changed the stem for a longer lower reach CONTROL STEM...
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:46 pm 
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Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 9:17 pm
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[quote="cars_lol"]Let me introduce my DYNA-TECH MT 3! :)

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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... &start=270


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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:12 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Joined: Wed May 19, 2010 11:32 pm
Posts: 2151
Location: Bristol
Hey everyone,

Been lurking for a while so thought I would say hi. Just purchased my 1st retro bike which i pick up tomorrow. (a nice purple muddy fox pathfinder same as one I had 15 years ago)

Thought I should give my orange 5 pro a rest from commuting duties!!!

Will make sure I post some pics when I have added various parts I have my eye on!

Luke.


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 8:29 pm 
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Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 7:01 pm
Posts: 633
Location: Liverpool
Hello chaps, the wife is currently cursing you all because I just brought my '94 GT Timberline FS back from a friends... Gave it away a few years back, regretted it when I saw this site and the fun you all have.

I've just got back in to MTB... I was massively in to it as a teenager but university and drinking took over.

I'm currently riding about round Delamere on a 2004 GT Avalanche.. Possibly on the way to being retro in it's own right as it's pretty much factory spec.


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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 9:19 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun May 30, 2010 8:37 am
Posts: 22
Hi all. Only just disovered this site ....... just a few days after finsihing my Ellsworth Isis rebuild project. I had seen the Retro Bike stuff in MBR magazine but I never realsied unitl now that it was a whole website! :oops: Oh well, better late than never :wink:

http://isisreborn.blogspot.com/

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:03 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Mon May 31, 2010 1:14 pm
Posts: 4
Location: SA & UK
Hi guys

I'm ex UK & now live in Cape Town. South Africans don't really do the retro thing & I didn't relaise how many MTB ers were also into retro. I'm not into retro for retro's sake, I just love the style of the older bikes.
My current bikes: a '96 Explosif with pace rc36 Evo forks running XT 8 speed. A Dawes hand made early 80's, with brooks titanium, 531, quill stem, cinelli bars all 7 spd campag record (Delta).
I also have a new Aluminium/carbon thing, but I won't go into that here.

The best MTB bike of all time? RC200. Anyone got a frame for sale?

So hello guys, I look forward to talking to you about REAL bikes.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:33 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu May 27, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 909
Location: London
Okay, so after following a link to here from bikeradar I've got the bug. I want to get all the bikes I lusted after all the way through secondary school.
I love my 2004 Rockhopper but the time has come to retrograde it :D

The only question is what do I go for first? Eggplant Lava Dome, Rockhopper, pink and blue KHS Montana Team, Rock Lobster?

This is gonna be fun!


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 Post subject: Hello
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:35 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:11 pm
Posts: 5
Location: Hove
Not having enough money to buy a bike from a shop to have some twit nick it and having dreamt of owning certain bikes as a teenager - I am buying my dreams! and then having to replace bits they are falling off. Currently Ive a Kona Hahanna (a great second hand find), a Schwinn moab III (an Ebay inpulse) and Claud Butler Mixte (discarded and saved from the bin).
Hoping to get the Hahanna in a conditions where I can do the southdowns with it this year - but as this is my first rennovation, looking increasingly unlikely - despite the good start - the cranks / BB are not playing as they should.
cheers


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 Post subject: Like coming home!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:05 am 
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Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:29 am
Posts: 3
Location: Gothenburg
Hi all!

Been lurking this forum for awhile and finally joined up. My name is Daniel and I am from Sweden. Back on track, bikingwise, after a few years of slacking:-) Got my first bike in 1989.

I found this place searching the internet for info on an old steel RM i bought for 30 euros, but I found that the chainstays had rusted away, so I had to chuck. But I found this place and have stayed on, so much to read and see. A great plce this is, yes.

I ride an old RM Equipe(now green and mixed old a new stuff) and recently bought myself a RM Cirrus, original down to the smallest wire, hehe. In the works is also a Mongoose Amplifier(frame& forks, that needs attention.

Well, its really nice to be here! It is like coming home:-)

/Daniel aka Evilgringo


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