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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:49 pm 
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As here as well - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=369691

Now, I know they existed, but can I find photos of them? Hell no.

Ridgeback made a series of bouncy bikes in the late 90s with names like Cooler King and Mr White. Anyone else remember them? They handled like pigs on stilts.

Do any photos exist?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:38 am 
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Yeah I remember them. I worked in a bike shop that stocked them at the time so it would have been 1998-2000.

Revolting bikes with two tone paint jobs if I remember correctly.


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I'm trying to find them too now but can't.

There were a series of hardtails released at the same time with stupid names and equally putrid paint jobs. I remember one of them being two tone brown and cream :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:50 am 
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Found one! For sale too!

https://www.preownedcycles.co.uk/bikes/ ... e-BZv3rgEq


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:21 pm 
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Thread delivers!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:57 am 
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Carlos the Slackal wrote:
As here as well - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=369691

Now, I know they existed, but can I find photos of them? Hell no.

Ridgeback made a series of bouncy bikes in the late 90s with names like Cooler King and Mr White. Anyone else remember them? They handled like pigs on stilts.

Do any photos exist?



I have a Ridgeback Cooler King. Bought it in 1998, new, for ~£400. As mentioned in another tread about this, it's still going strong. It's a bit like riding on an old sofa compared with newer bikes.

Only changes made are replacement front disc and calipers and a rear tyre. The front tyre is the original.

I did a Bath to Reading tow path ride a couple of years ago on it. It proved to be completely reliable - and has been for 21 years.

Image of bike on Caversham Bridge, about to start Kris Jarvis memorial ride: https://photos.app.goo.gl/2rhJeS8BGux1gSLfA


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:53 pm 
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Ridgeback Dirty Harry - now in the possession of my neighbours daughter

2000 ish

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:47 pm 
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There was a green model called Nice Guy Eddie too.......there are pics out there in Googleland. :-)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:41 pm 
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I just had a rummage around for pictures of both the Dirty Harry and the Nice Guy Eddie - they certainly all seem to be the same family as the Cooler King. I quite like the two-tone paint jobs.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:59 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Ridgeback Dirty Harry - now in the possession of my neighbours daughter

2000 ish

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Glad to know it lives on. I couldn’t bring myself to strip it down. :cry:


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