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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:37 pm 
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Paying Pip a visit, he couldn't resist a few shots - and I'm stoked he did!

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I finally got her clean and reconstructed after Phoenix. She's sporting new boots for the season ahead after I finally got through the pair of XC Pro's. They'd lasted really well all things considered so I had a new pair to fit. Marked 2.1 they clearly aren't and barely come to 1.8 which are hopeless for me, so the re-issued Smoke and Darts make an (another) appearance.

Hurry up spring!


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Nice pics :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:27 pm 
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great prics of great bikes 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:45 pm 
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Cracking pair of kona's


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:08 am 
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Back in the day no-one I knew had satellite TV. I had no way of watching MTB racing apart from VHS copies of Mud Cows and the like (which I was never really interested in). I was a student too so funds were wasted on all the usual crap with anything left over going towards my '95 then '96 Cinder Cone.

Social media came up trumps yesterday when this channel came up in a feed. It's got some incredible footage so after enjoying and chuckling at Jonny T in his Kapun 93 skin-suit, I had a quick look for any 1996/97 action:



BINGO! Grundig 1997, Napa Valley. Lesley - at the ripe age of 37 - coming 4th, riding the rasta-flames Hei-Hei (and later on Dario doing his best in the men's - can anyone ID the rider at the start behind Bart?). Sure it's fuzzy, but you can pause and see it - green forks and all.

For me, there's something special seeing the bikes I fawn over being ridden hard, the way they were intended, by the riders up this point I've only seen photographs of.

Hopefully there's more to find :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:27 pm 
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Love watching these old vids, really takes me back and reminds me why I love this era of MTB.
It's always interesting to try and pick out what kit was being used and what the build spec was on the bikes.
Interesting to see most were running m950+ xtr, or magura/gripshift except Volvo/Cannondale still running canti brakes?


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