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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:32 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Location: Netherlands
Hello,

I ride retro because I always kept and rode my trusty 92 Mongoose featured here earlier. Then I found this site and a retrobike inspired project was inevitable. I had some nice old skool goodies tucked away myself but got on the slippery slope that is the for sale section :roll:. I have posted my Ti hardtail frame in the Kit section earlier and some sneak previews but here is the finished article. Not a purist retro build, I could opt for period correct RC30s, but as it is this is a blast to ride, can't wait to take it off-road properly. So, let's have some pictures please:

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I toyed with an idea for a colourful or even rasta like build with nice gold and red anodised bits. But a black and silver build in the end just grew on me. Pictures of the beautiful Hei Hei in botm helping me across the line.

Drivetrain: trusty 8s XT owned and ridden by myself since 1992-3? plus some Aye Caramba!! Double Barrels
re-issue Porcs, NOS XTR 8s cassette and modern Mallet pedals, yes I will be riding it
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Brake cluster: Onza HOLA's have been with me from new since 1997? and a nice front mech cable routing detail.
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Cockpit: Thomson, Syncros riser, X-rays and Avid levers from this board, original 93ish grip shift squishies, very comfy.
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It's finishing touches still, thinking about decals for instance. But I think this will remain a work in progress like my other bikes.
Well a big thanks to all of you for the inspiration, next up will be a ride report.

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:42 pm 
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Another stunner. 8)

There have been some fine bikes making their debut recently.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:45 pm 
retrobike rider
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That's GORGEOUS! I'd love to get me hands on some Onza Vs. Lovely build mate.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:38 pm
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Location: Sydney AUSTRALIA
So clean and yummy. Love it.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Thanks guys, warm words from far away places

And it really has been an inspiration to hang out here,
Retrobike has also influenced my latest modern build.

Cheers to that!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:52 am 
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That looks like a great rider, good blend of old and new functional parts.


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