So essentially, I weigh about 250 lbs, but 70 or 80 is aluminum. These things (and a Klein Stage) have been with me since college, and it seems as though they have lasted long enough to become retro. Might never be able to sell them now...not with the s**t we've been through together. They know too much. Nothing super special, but I think this is the last crew to whom I have to rationalize exaggerated sentimentality and nostalgia.
Rocky is about to be rebuilt - hopefully with any unique overbuilt and overmilled cnc bits I can get me cheap hands on...started with some Box levers. What about the saddle? I have a brown suede Koga, but maybe a Brooks b17 ti? Arch Supremes too new for the frame? Hmmm...so much to do. I'd give my middle nut for those Sweet Wings cranks on eBay right now, but oh well.
Wasn't sure if this qualifies yet, because if she's old, I'm old - but it has the pre-97 C-dale mountain logo, the too-beaucoup post has gone from black to copper, and yes, a violet hanger bolt on the original XTR rear end...so maybe it is retro. Old Maguras and Fox Alps 4 lasted until they sprung leaks in '03.
And this I'm just proud of - nice little Voodoo given to my little sis. Damn, I'm such a good guy.