Just been reading through this thread in fascination after i have spent the whole afternoon stripping and cleaning my Activator 2!
I used to have an Activator 2 as a kid but it got stolen and i never replaced it. But fortune graced me with picking one up a couple of years ago on a local freecycle site.
I am by NO means a die hard Mountain biker these days, but i use this bike to travel around 5-10 miles a day in the spring and summer, Yes it is heavy, yes it is clunky, but it is actually a lovely ride, The front suspension is not the best but does cushion slightly and bar from the rear gear clicker sticking (which has now been WD40'd and is smooth as anything) it has has bugger all go wrong with it!
First post but i thought i would add my 2pence worth supporting this old beauty