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 Post subject: MBK Adventure
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:45 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:31 pm
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Hi,

But of a lurker, have been in the Retro road forum but now have an MTB.

Not especially coveted but it rides well and for £20 I think it's a good start! All original, quite heavy cro-mo steel frame but lots of fun.

Only managed a quick go after getting it set up and everything checked over.

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I believe these are early ninties, not too much information out there. My local LBS has a few NOS for £200! Might see if he has one of the higher spec ones...

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All Shimano GS 200 hardware including original brake blocks. Rigida wheels on Exage hubs.

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Hopefully getting a Charge Cooker 29'er in the next few weeks for more serious stuff!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:57 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:07 am
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That's a blast from the past, as my first ever mountain bike was an MBK Adventure that I bought new in December 1992 for 199.99. Was almost identical to yours, except it had S.I.S. thumb shifters as opposed to those STI units. A friend of mine still has the hi-ten/chromoly seat tubed frame, which if I recall, weighed well over 6lbs. Was a good starter bike and better than anything else I could find at the time in that price range.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:57 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:59 pm
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I've seen a place selling these nos on eBay, can't remember how much think around the £150 Mark, frame looks quite good, nothing wrong with a heavy one until the uphill comes, lol.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:26 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Cool gotta love a bit of MBK action,

Here is my MBK Ranger

:)

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Jussa :D


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