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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:24 am 
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A thread for only retro bikes from Australia.....

My contribution....

Technicomps Bigfoot - early 90s aluminium made on the Gold Coast

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:11 am 
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I remember these well and had a few mates who rode them Even one of our local riders "Pat Scott" was sponsored by them for a while.

They were very light from memory :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:36 am 
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pat scott, the guy was an axe! rob eva's nemesis :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:30 am 
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My old flat mate had a repco K2, that was the reason i got a mtb rather than a road bike, figured I'd end up riding with him off road and wreck a roadie


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:16 pm 
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merckx wrote:
pat scott, the guy was an axe! rob eva's nemesis :D


He sure was :)

Some of the names from back then that I remember were damn fast and great guys :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:15 am 
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Thats pretty cool Brett, actually theres a purple to red fade Technicomps roadie for sale in Tassie at the moment, I was wondering what was the go with the brand.

In terms of Australasian brands, I have a bikecorp era Shogun Prairie Breaker Pro. Taiwan built low-end Tange tubes I believe (5lb frame, no lightweight).
Its either '93 or 94. When I first got it in ~'95 it had Tioga air-oil forks and a diskdrive/121 rear plus Revolver cranks, which all died in a few months and due to lack of parts/cash went into the skipbin behind the bike shop, if only I knew then what I know now!

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Rear triangle is bent unfortunately and its currently stripped and stored. Coolest thing about it is the trans blue/silver linear fade paint.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Speaking of Shoguns, this is my first mountain bike purchased in Feb 1990 for $999.

Sorry for the poor quality pic but it is a scan of the original pic :)

That photo is embarrassing :)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:52 pm 
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mate that is sensational!!!! top photo!!! love your work!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:02 pm 
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mate that is sensational!!!! top photo!!! love your work!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:57 pm 
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Some pics of TGR Racing and Technicomps being ridden :)

Jack Weitenberg on the TGR and Pat Scott on the Technicomps :)

Sorry for the quality as these are scanned originals :)


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