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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Here she is, my pride and joy, at the time, check out the campag chainset, XT thumbies and DX group.
Raced it for about a year in the early 90's, went to college, discovered booze and girls, and that was about it for cycling really for about 8 years.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:38 pm 
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8) now that's proper Retro, it's got that 'small frame stretched to fit the rider' look.........love it 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:18 pm 
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That is a great bike, Its amazing how things change (even on retro bikes)as I bet there are not many here that insist on toe clips....... them were the days!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:54 pm 
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Nice, proper old school 8)

Loving the T Bone stem :wink:

And its nice to see that I wasnt the only one that put roadie bar tape on my bar ends!

He He :lol: , I had toe clips too....took me a few years to move up to SPD's.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:28 pm 
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Gravy Monster wrote:
That is a great bike, Its amazing how things change (even on retro bikes)as I bet there are not many here that insist on toe clips....... them were the days!


Just rebuilt my GT and fitted the original clips and straps as i dont like spd's 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:28 pm 
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Toe clips were great, the only draw backs were, if they were too tight your feet went numb, and they wrecked your trainers.
I put roadie tape on the onza's, because in the winter they were so bloody cold.
I used to love this bike, not the lightest, but one of the strongest.
I remember going down this steep hill at a race in the Quantocks, and passing loads of riders on the way. What I didn't realise was there was a jump at the bottom. I can't remember much about it. I do remember waking up in hospital, with a loads of other cyclists, who had done exactly the same thing.

My face was wrecked and I had concussion, the bike had two scratches on the top tube were the bar-ends had cliped it.

Try doing that on a light weight alloy or carbon bike now!

see picky


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:10 pm 
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