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 Post subject: Worst Retro Crimes
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:51 pm 
Retro Guru
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Hello from a newbie - posted an intro in the correct place but no-one seemed to notice :oops:

Just reading the 'Rules for bike building' thread and began to repent for my sins........

So what is your worst retro sin?
I once (not quite BITD but still a long while ago) replaced the U-brake bosses on an early '90s/late 80's? GT Avalanche cro-mo frame with canti bosses to make it look more modern. :roll:
I've C-16 stickered a couple of Clockworks in my time (only because that was all I could get hold of at the time)
And now I've got 4-bolt cranks on both my LTS-DH and Breezer Jet Stream. :oops:

I'm sorry.... :cry: Please forgive me...... :cry: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:04 pm 
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buying purple.... :shock: 8) :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:07 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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buying lime green and pink bottle cages, grips, bars, rear mech guard and iscaselle saddle :oops: for a raleigh magnum (1st mtb)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:09 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Howdo!

Missed yer posting - will have a browse in a bit!

I nearly did the same very thing with my '92 Avalanche. Came to about '94 and I was thinking it needed 'updating'... It was only the thought of having to strip the frame for the respray afterwards that stopped me...!

Looking back now I'm so glad I didn't cos the U-Brake GTs are so much better than the latter ones i my opinion (sorry everyone with a post'93 frame...).

I also wanted to swap out the 'Flip-Flop' stem and 3D forks but could never afford it. Again, very glad I didn't cos they look so good as an 'ensemble' of bits - like a poor-person's Klein with matching stem, forks frame etc.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:09 pm 
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...buying rockshox quadras...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:19 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Jeremy, never mind them...

Didn't you used to ride in tight, ripped jeans, cut down into shorts...?

lol!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:23 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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riser bars with bar ends...apparently :? :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:26 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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I never made any.

Always been too cool for school me.

Apart from the brand new XT groupo on a '94 Pace of course...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:26 pm 
BoTM Winner
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not so much "my" crime but almost became an accomplice

got bought , by an ex , the most hideous neon pink and purple under saddle bag

was in the situation , you know , do i hurt her feelings or look like a right twat

she got hurt :twisted:

took it back for the refund :wink:

:lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:51 pm 
Gold Trader
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Couldn't afford a Turbo saddle so I bought a Turbo saddle cover (remember them!) and fitted it to my Shogun TrailBreaker's OEM saddle. (Shame :cry: :oops: :? :roll: :oops: )

I did in my defence buy a real Turbo about 6 months later.

Oh the halcyon days when I used to wait for months to buy a £15 saddle! :lol:


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