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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:09 pm 
Old School Hero

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it does the wifes head in.sometimes think it would be cheaper having a d... habit at times.but finding the part you have wanted since a teenager is like finding the holy grail also the oily/dusty smell if its been hidden away in the back of a shed somewhere.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:53 pm 
BoTY & PoTM Winner
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Location: KEEPING THEM SAFE FROM HARM, ANYWAY I CAN....!
I enjoy the aftermath of the chase, that moment, when the assembly is complete, its been tweaked, adjusted, fettled, polished, cleaned, had its moment in the woods to bed it all in, then re-cleaned, re adjusted, and propped up nice and safe, you grab a cup of tea, sit back in the comfy chair with a 30 year old copy of MBUK/MBA, and you keep glancing up to look at it. Some times with a feeling of achievement, sometimes a sense of satisfaction, but more often than not, it conjours up a that magical feeling, like the fella that fabricated it, full of passion, full of wonder.

Im perhaps the only one i dont know, but i can sit and look at a bike for hours, questioning the design, the reasons for build direction, the spec choices, even the colours used.

Joe Breeze said the Paint is only a veneer, others have said if it looks right it is right,

I can spend as much time enjoying looking as riding. Once bicycles take hold of you they rarely let you go.

I guess for most of us, for many different reason this happened at the foot of the journey that was called the Mountain bike, an era born of our time, and it grabbed hold of us, and has yet to let us go....................... if ever.

And for that im grateful.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:31 pm
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You not the only one....

"I enjoy the aftermath of the chase, that moment, when the assembly is complete, its been tweaked, adjusted, fettled, polished, cleaned, had its moment in the woods to bed it all in, then re-cleaned, re adjusted, and propped up nice and safe, you grab a cup of tea, sit back in the comfy chair with a 30 year old copy of MBUK/MBA, and you keep glancing up to look at it. Some times with a feeling of achievement, sometimes a sense of satisfaction, but more often than not, it conjours up a that magical feeling, like the fella that fabricated it, full of passion, full of wonder."

So true.

Been collecting parts for 3 years form all over the world for the rebuild of my first moutain bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:59 pm 
Retro Guru
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Location: BURGOS. Castilla y León. ESPAÑA
I don´t collect bicycles. They come to me :lol: . I ride and enjoy them. That is all. I´m not a collector despite I have some ... well, too much bicycles and one in proyect :wink: .


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:04 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:21 am
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Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
With mountain bikes and BMXs it's a bit of nostalgia and escapism.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:19 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Just to piss her indoors off..... I also leave bike components in drawers, cupboards and the pantry just to annoy her even more.

This is why!




According to her anyways :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:40 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Location: in the shed
They weren't retro when I started.


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Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:57 pm
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Location: Porto / Plymouth
For me it's definitely now all about being able to have some of the bikes I hankered after in my teens, the Dynatechs and the e-stays. There was a period when I had just returned to MTBs when I was trying to upgrade retro bikes to be competitive with modern bikes, with a view on the marathon events I still do, but ultimately I tried a 29er and that's taken over as the bike I use when I'm riding against the clock, but I still love taking the retros out for a chilled ride.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:49 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Looking for the holy grail bike/s and when you find them you still keep looking, believing there must be something slightly better out there. Eventually after many years and dollars you realise there really is’nt and that’s a good feeling.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:02 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:31 pm
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I don't like suspension. I had a 2013 Cinder Cone and it was nasty to ride - pogo effect, handling varies offroad as the fork compresses, ridiculously wide riser bars, not even that nice to look at. I have a 1994 Kilauea now...and a 1992 Cinder Cone for commuting. They are way better. Modern MTBs are ok if you reguarlly throw yourself down the side of rocky mountains but most of us ride around muddy woods.


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