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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:50 pm 
BoTY Winner
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I plan of a bit a nostalgia trip by re-building my first three MTBs :) ...No.1 ....

Bought this bike in 1990 (iirc) and used it extensively up to 1993 when I got a KHS Montana Team and sold this bike to a mate for his wife to use. He's kindly 'donated' it back to me :D

This bike did many miles with me, mostly day rides in the Chilterns, but also trips to the Lake and Peak Districts 8)

A few photos as it currently is....

Pretty sure it had a saddle fitted for her to use! :shock:

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Dirt and cobwebs standard :lol:

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The original Mk1 wad 'crud' catcher! (before mr crud came along I might add!)....made at work whilst I should have been doing other things! :D ....

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Original front mech engrained with genuine Peak District dirt :)

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An (expensive!) upgarde after the original Suntour died!...

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Still has my original Smoke on it :D

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....and the lightweight (made all the difference you know) Kingsberry bottle cage!

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A few (bitd) 'action' shots :) ....

With the mate I sold it to (on his Peugeot) in the Lake District...

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With a mate (who raced man V Horse V Bike etc) doing a summer Lake District route in the winter!...I was wrecked :lol: ....

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Trying to decide what to do with it now :? ...we shall see.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:07 pm 
BoTM | Gold | PoTM
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Bet it's nice being reunited with an old friend :)

I'd try marketing your design. Who wouldn't buy something called 'The Wad Catcher' :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:10 pm 
BoTY Winner
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raidan73 wrote:
Bet it's nice being reunited with an old friend :)

I'd try marketing your design. Who wouldn't buy something called 'The Wad Catcher' :lol:


It is indeed, brought back memories looking over it :)

Maybe :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:58 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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A good clean and polish to hang on the wall works for me. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:43 pm 
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It looks like you both also had one of those early Giro helmets with a lycra cover just like I used to have. I only threw mine away a few years ago!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:30 am 
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firedfromthecircus wrote:
A good clean and polish to hang on the wall works for me. :wink:


Agreed. It can look out over your other bikes with an air of "been there, done that" superiority.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:32 am 
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You never forget your first. Happy to see you got it back.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:58 am 
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Fantastic ! I wish I could get my hands on my original Rockhopper but I fear it went in a skip at some point after I sold the frame set to someone at the back end of the 80's.

Get it stipped, cleaned, polished and re build with love and tenderness.

Great story.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Stripped down, awaiting cleaning and polishing then parts for rebuilding :) ....

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I may see if I can get a a touch-up pen to match the yellow!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:56 pm 
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that is soooo cool!!


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