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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:05 pm
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Location: United Kingdom
What the heck...I love this bike so I thought I'd show it off

I bought it new in 1994 when It was new for £249

Since then I recently added riser bars, a comfy seat and new lights

I still do red/black runs on it keeping up the skills needed for rigid fork riding. A bit tough going sometimes, but so what I love it

This bike had sat in the shed for years till I got it out again last year and was bitten by the bug all over again

Fair few scratches and paint flakes I know but it is 15 years old and well used

You can see the thread exposed on the tyre walls with age



Shimano Hyperdrive 11-28 on the rear

Shimano Altus Canti's with new 63mm pads ( actually work very well even in wet )

Shimano Altus SC-TC90



Cant wait for the ice to go away :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:37 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Posts: 9474
Cool bike, didn't realise Townsend did anything half decent.

I bought a Townsend Beartooth in 1994 for £112, my first mtb. Everything metal bar the wheel rims was steel and thus very overbuilt and thus heavey. Survived the abuse of my early learning of off road riding and I have a respect of that old steed.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:11 pm 
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Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:18 pm
Posts: 2967
Location: NFA
Ah sweet memories! I love those Altus shifters with the round indicator.

Nice colour 8)

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