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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:42 am 
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Nice bike there, is it going to be finished soon?

As for the roberts/ pug frame stuff here is what Simon Burnley(manager of roberts pug team) said on a conversation with Doctor bond :

Peugeot launched their range of mountain bikes in early ’88 and asked if the team would race them in the newly announced Shimano MTB Series, so we got stock bikes, put some parts on from the ‘cross bikes (road stems to get a lower/longer riding position, pedals/clips/straps, saddles/pins), built some lighter wheels with Wolber rims on Shimano hubs and went to the first race in Peebles on the weekend of 21-22 May 1988. The guys did the rest of that series plus Man v Horse, then went to Crans Montana Switzerland for the Worlds in August; at that time there was a Worlds in Europe and a Worlds in USA.



Now the Roberts built frames were ordered to use at those World Champs, as the stock Peugeots were pretty bullet-proof over-heavy frames and weren’t suitable for racing at the level Tim & David were moving in to.



For 89 Peugeot built some custom frames from Reynolds tubing in their Romilly factory, but totally based on the geometry and spec of the Roberts; I would imagine that is what you saw in the pic of Tim, with the mudguard eyes on the dropouts, as they used standard dropouts and some lugs as per their regular bike line. Unfortunately the Reynolds tubing was also too heavy at that time compared to other stuff out there, but with standard fork crowns, lugs, dropouts etc those bikes were still too heavy!

I can’t remember the exact timeline here, but for sure the Roberts frames were not used after mid-season ’89 (so August 88 to perhaps May/June 89); by now there were three Pro’s (Tim, David, Fred) plus the Ace Team of another 4-5 riders so frames were passed down from Pro’s to Am’s as most were on the same size.



1989 was the year Tim & David went to USA (clashed with the Aviemore race that has recently popped up on You Tube that Kloser won, Fred stayed behind to do that for the team). Tim won NORBA Finals at Big Bear (Overend 2nd, David was with him on last lap and twisted front mech and chain), then weekend after was USA Worlds at Mammoth. Don Myrah won, Tim & David both just in top 10 from memory but 9,000ft was too high! Tim won the hill climb and David broke the speed trap record on the Kamikaze DH.



1990 the bikes were all blue, going from a dark blue to paler blue fade along the frame.

1991 the bikes were black with orange decals (same as pic’s of Tim in our book), & David went to Raleigh and was replaced by Nick Craig.

1992 the bikes were silver and blue (Peugeot – Look Team).


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Here she is in latest form

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Bravo mate.....looking good.... 8)


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Just scanned this Roberts advert in, might be of some interest....

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From MBi Feb 1995


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I have shown this bike elsewhere on here but it fits well in this topic


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sinnerman wrote:
can you post the review of the Dean mate. sounds like another good read and addition to the thread..?


Here is an article on the Nigel Dean 'Montana'.

The bikes were identical in terms of geometry and finishing kit.

The differences were the groupset and the frame tubes, the Nevada being Suntour XCD and 531 Magnum.

I would love to find an article/brochure/magazine advert on my 'Nevada' but not turned up anything so far.

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a Pace suspension fork, with what appears to be aluminium legs, not carbon..


That's a very early prototype :)


Here's a MBI from 1991 with a preview of the prototype RC35s:

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And just for good measure from the same magazine a Deb Murrell on a women's custom yates (too early for a SMART TART?)

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Merlin wrote:
I have shown this bike elsewhere on here but it fits well in this topic


Thanks for posting - I have admired this bike before :D


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Cheers for posting that Nevadasmith.

Another good read for us.

And that pic of the prototpe fork is very good, notice no fork brace.

and i have been trying to rack my brains for days to try and remember the name of the girl, that rode on the smart tart team. I think her name was Sally Hunter..... :? (although this memory is a little foggy... :oops: )

Wasnt the Smart tart team, funded by debs....(again foggy memorys)

Does anyone have any more info......?


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