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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:24 pm 
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what's the problem with this botm? fs is a part of cycling like any else like it or not. i used to hate on raodies and bmx, and other. i realized that any thing has its interesting and historic points. the site seems to be mtb biased but appreciate that it covers all genres. cycling and bikes should be loved not discriminated against. maybe i am just stating that because i am not even 30 years old yet and in the early days for me fs was just coming out and was important. my manitou fs won me lots of races. until it cracked. cheers


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:23 pm 
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Golly - it is interesting seeing these entries and also the lack of support.

Its odd that retro fully suspended bikes just dont seem at all as popular as their hardtail brethren.

What a strange dynamic.

I'll be watching this BOM with great interest. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:51 am 
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I'd like to submit my Delta V 1000, near NOS (< 100km). The original owner upgraded the bike from XC Comp to M900 when he purchased it in '92.

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I agree whole-heartedly with some of the comments above, full-sussers are a BIG part of MTB history and IMHO are every bit as valid in the Retro MTB scene as any custom, fillet-brazed, back yard, small-time outfit, neon painted hard-tail! Go boingy or go home!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:29 am 
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I'll throw in another AMP in the guise of my Mongoose Amplifier.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:41 am 
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hey, that mongoose amp looks pretty sweet. A bike that spins dont look horrendous on, amazing!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:30 am 
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This is shaping up to be a tricksy month 8) for the full sus naysayers is nothing here grabbing your attention?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:33 am 
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gump wrote:
hey, that mongoose amp looks pretty sweet. A bike that spins dont look horrendous on, amazing!! :lol:


Yeah I have to agree on that! I was thinking about entering my S-Bike 909, but I think I have seen my winner actually... I love those SPIN wheels! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:37 am 
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I'm really liking that Spin wheeled Amp too.









I have no idea why though. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:43 am 
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John wrote:
@Nick 32sixteen,

we say one bike per user. Which are you throwing in to the poll. Tandem or Burner (please pt in the tandem :wink: )


The tandem :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:16 pm 
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Its odd that retro fully suspended bikes just dont seem at all as popular as their hardtail brethren.

I'm not sure that it's that odd. It's harder to get an old FS bike up together, for a start. The most a hardtail frame's likely to need is some paint, while an FS is potentially going to involve you in bearings, bushings, pivots, rebuilding obsolete shocks and all manner of other nightmarishness.

You could also argue that good old hardtails are still good bikes by today's standards, but (with a very few honourable exceptions) old FS bikes, um, aren't ;-) Which tends to put them in the "historically interesting" rather than the "rewarding ride" category and therefore something of a (even more) niche interest. Maybe?

I'd enter this one, but my FS is only from 1998 and all the parts on it are from 2008 ;-)


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