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 Post subject: Hillman MTB - 1988
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu May 11, 2006 9:32 pm
Posts: 16
Location: Malmesbury, near Bristol

here's a picture of my second MTB - recently recovered from a neighbour's garage and about to get a thorough spring-clean, possibly with the idea of rehoming it.

I bought it in late '88 from Hillman bikes in north Melbourne ( as a courier hack. I was working for Dart Couriers and the Suntour components on my original hack, also from Hillman's, weren't coping with the rigours - so I bought a much better specced Shimano Mountain LX replacement.

The bike is still pretty much original, apart from the handlebar and grips - the originals were cut very narrow for courier work, so they got replaced when the bike came back to the UK.

Note the bottom bracket rear brake - a brilliant idea, unless you enter any clay, in which case the rear wheel stops going round :-( And the front relector bracket to stop the straddle wire snagging the front wheel.

Cheers, Mombee.

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