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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: london
hi guys ime still trying to find out some info on this bike....2 weeks hunting and nothing.....any pics or reports would be a great help.....ive nearly finished the re-build,but ive never seen another one....only mine....even if you think it was utter garbage i still want to see another of this rare bike.I do have other proper bikes...i have a sun gt 10xl,and a specialized rockhopper fs comp with z4 bombers,but this ridgeback is for winter....cheers...paulie


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 3:34 pm 
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I own a RidgeBack Cooler King. I had it from new in 1998. The front brake cable has perished where it has been in storage but other than that it is sound.

Certainly an odd bike but I had some great times on it.

I'll post a picture later!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:50 am 
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Finally back to follow up on this post. As already stated, I have a Ridgeback Cooler King. I bought it back in 1998 for ~£400. The only things I've changed since new are new front brake disc & calipers and the rear tyre.

It's still going strong; I did Bath to Reading on it a couple of years ago and it was fault free. These days it's a bit like riding on an old sofa.

Link to muddy image during Bath to Reading: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wr2y3b1gkw5gkHoe9
Another on Caversham Bridge for the Kris Jarvis memorial ride: https://photos.app.goo.gl/2rhJeS8BGux1gSLfA


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:43 pm 
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Location: Chorley
It looks to have taken a lot of influence from the early, 1996 onwards, Marin Rift Zone, Mt. Vision etc. Is it short in the cockpit or is that a trick of the photos?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:38 pm 
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Its very short so results in a fairly upright position. It was more comfortable over the 80 miles Bath to Reading than my old 2005 Trek 4300.

Definitely influenced by those Marins - almost a copy at the rear!


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