My First Post!!
I've been lurking as a guest for a couple of years, and have finally got myself sorted and registered.
A quick intro/background: I started racing XC MTBs in the early 90's, after a BMX background, then realised that speed was really where I got my biggest buzz and became a DH thrasher. Retired from that in 2000 when work became more important, and body became more broken.
I rode and raced a few cool bikes in that time, and have ended up with some "leftovers" that might interest the community. I'll fire some pictures through once I've taken them
1994 Answer Manitou FS
1993 Carerra Team (Tar Baby)
2002 Santa Cruz Bullit
AND - the new arrival, a bike I've always wanted since I first rode one in 1993 - a Mountain Cycle San Andreas. It's very cool indeed, came built up as a rideable bike (just - 9sp shifters, 8sp cluster, 7sp mechs
)and will slowly be restored to its former glory.
Perhaps some of the MC gurus out there could help with a couple of things that aren't very clear - on this side of the world anyway?
Firstly, and hopefully the picture comes through, can anybody make an educated guess as to what year's frame this is? My best guess is that its an R8, from 1996 at the earliest (no canti cable hanger pivot thing on the swingarm = V-brakes???) but that's from lots of sifting through posts on RetroBike. The number scratched into the BB is 11339, it has a 1.25" head tube, and I think the Noleen shock is original.
The second mystery is the stickers. There seem to be many different "standard" stickers, and hopefully if the picture comes through OK the forensic experts could identify which flavour it is/was. My years of lurking have suggested that there's at least one sticker genius on here somewhere
Thanks to all in advance,