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    Onza ules

    There was an official relaunch recently, but these were lock-on versions which obviously wouldn't be period correct for one of my YouTube famous builds! The original first gen ones remain hard to find unfortunately. Porcipaws too I fear.
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    Onza ules

    Sorry guys, they already got taken today - they're going to end up on none other than the Youtube-famous Rob Warner World Cup build! So watch out for the video drop and you'll see them. Good luck with the hunt for some more. They occasionally pop up on eBay for silly money but I found mine in a...
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    Onza ules

    Just noticed this, several months later - but also saw no replies! Anyway, yes I have a NOS pair in yellow, unused and still in packaging. Let me know if you're still looking.
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    Best retrobike YouTube channels?

    Obviously the greatest of all time is this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dJBQpUds9k And I must give a shout out to the dons: DB's Retro MTB Workshop https://www.youtube.com/user/db748R garys.projects https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwkqlF ... WL-4zqMbwQ Monkeyshred...
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    Raleigh Dyna Tech appreciation and information thread

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvE5YhLb2WQ Is this the first ever Dyna Tech MTB restoration on YouTube? Hope you like it, and will welcome comments from experts. Please note there are later vids on my channel where this gets upgraded and restored a little further - it's currently looking at...
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    Dilemma: Build '94 Diamond Back as 'rat' XTR or 'nice' XT?

    Hmm, personally I'd clean up and use as much of that XTR as possible and archive all that lovely XT (it's too nice to sell!). Otherwise the bars and stem on that Trek are keepers but the rest can go in the bin. The Diamond Back is a far more interesting and nicer frame in my opinion, but there...
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    Retrobike heaven on YouTube!

    Just wanted to come on here and recommend the greatest YouTube channel of all time: mine. https://www.youtube.com/user/oliverches ... subscriber I've been doing bike/adventure vids for years, but since lockdown have been focusing on the workshop, specifically builds and restorations. And the...
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    April 2011 BoTM 98+ 'singlespeed special' - Nominations

    We must be getting old when 1999 is considered retro! This is one of my newer bikes. 1999 S-Works M4 singlespeed. By no means a garage queen, this takes an absolute hammering all winter. I think it's my current favourite bike.
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    Best uses for old bike parts?

    @drystonepaul, actually I only ever had one XT canti brake. Back in '93 I had the XT on the front and a Dia-Compe 987 on the back. Yes, that was in the vase... My back door keyring is a few links of the aforementioned chrome Sedis Silver chain. God damn, I'm a nerd.
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    Best uses for old bike parts?

    I don't mean to brag, but I have the coolest keyring in the world. It's a polished up straddle cable and pip from a '93 XT canti brake, joined to the keys by a plate from a chromed Sedis Silver 7-speed chain. I also use a 1st-gen Rapidfire shifter and an LX hub as desk ornaments, and an XTR...
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    RST's rare foray into higher-end forks (1999)

    Bidding is up around the eight quid mark already! Crud, in answer to your question, I don't have a bike to put this fork on! It's been sitting forlorn in my man-cave for years and I'd rather it went to a good home than carry on sitting there. Of my two retro MTBs, one is now fully rigid...
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    RST's rare foray into higher-end forks (1999)

    Or you could have my newer, improved Zeta TL for 99p!
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    RST's rare foray into higher-end forks (1999)

    I've never heard of those XMOs - they must be mega-rare. I don't know if the Zeta TL was "top of the range" in 99, but it was certainly unusually high-end for RST at the time. It was compared very favourably to the Rock Shox Judys of the day.
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    RST's rare foray into higher-end forks (1999)

    Hmm, that is indeed curious about the disc tab. The Zeta TL was definitely marketed as the "improved" successor to the Mozo Pro, so maybe as you say it's intended to be lighter. Even dream bikes in those days used XTR V-brakes (I thought discs were a gimmick - imagine!). The 2000 model Zeta...
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    RST's rare foray into higher-end forks (1999)

    Au contraire, this crown is fully bolted, but it's all round the back where you can't see it in the pic! That's why I'm selling it with a choice of two different steerers.
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