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 Post subject: Retro MTB Apparel
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:35 pm
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Location: Durham
Ok chaps Ive raided the loft and dug out my 1991 onwards kit......
The images you see are me wearing it now in 2013!!!
Its much tighter than it used to be!!!

Vittoria MTB SPD shoes, unsure of the model but when I was working at the LBS the sales rep came in with samples and I took his hand off!!!
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Eddy Merckx Road Mitts by Giordana
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Orange Mountain Bikes Team Kit (not sure of the year). Manufactured by Been Bag. Been Bag was based in Durham City (where I purchased the Orange kit).
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When I purchased the kit, Paul (from Team Hot Pies - Jez Avery) was working in the shop. I recognised him from the MBUK article on Team Hot Pies (I believe he was sporting a fine tash at the time!) Anyway they used to wear fluffy ears on their helmets either as ears or spikes running front to back. I asked him where I could buy a pair. He said they werent for sale and were manufactured in house.

So I gave up on the idea of buying fluffy ears and started to beg! Paul relented and gave me two of his Team Hot Pies Fluffy Ears!!!!!

This is my only claim to ever meeting anybody famous!!!

Here they are attached to my Etto Zebra

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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Apparel
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:46 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Love love love your Etto lid


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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Apparel
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:44 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:26 pm
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Location: herts.
Just seen the post. I surpose the Orange jacket has gone ?


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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Apparel
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:49 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: herts.
treeman wrote:
Just seen the post. I surpose the Orange jacket has gone ?

I'm an arse, I thought it was for sale. Deeeeeerrrrrrrrr


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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Apparel
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:56 pm 
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I once met "Jumping" Jez Avery at a country show at Dowson's Farm in Clayton-le-Dale in Lancashire. He was doing his trails bike jumping show over hurdles that got progressively higher. I had seen him regularly in MBR and MBUK, so remembered him, especially when he appeared in an article where he used and abused an early red Proflex 855, with the elastomer shocks front and rear. Unfortunately it was the last time this event was held as they lost a shed load of money on the poor weather. It was the second year in succession, which put paid to the event for good.


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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Apparel
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:34 pm 
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I have dug out some of my retro kit from 1997/2000. Here are my Pace Winteractive Jacket and summer jacket (I got the summer jacket at half price when I bought the Winteractive). I will post pics of my battered, but still used Sidi Dominators as soon as I can find them.


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