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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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    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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    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)

    Check this out - I'm selling it on eBay more as an experiment than anything else because I'm interested - does anyone think it's worth more than 99p? In 1999, desperately uncool fork brand RST departed from the bottom-end and went after the slightly higher end of the market with the magnesium...
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    Cannondale P-Bone fork, newly refurbished white

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0375922906 I've had to re-list this fork AGAIN! It's an ultra-desirable fork, but all I'd say is please check (1) it'll fit your frame, and (2) can you afford to have it shipped to the other side of the world? As the kids say on internets...
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    Cannondale P-Bone fork, newly refurbished white

    Eagle-eyed eBayers may have seen this beauty of a fork listed last week. I won it, but was too stupid to check my head tube measurements first! Duh. Here it is for sale once again then - happy bidding! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :MESELX:IT
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    World's rarest retro saddle?

    I've got this "Look" badged Selle San Marco Rolls saddle from the very early 90s, in red leather, with the usual gold rails and back plate. Unfortunately it's been well used (and loved), hence the wear and tear. I have two questions: 1. Is this the rarest saddle in the world? I was told...
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    World's rarest retro saddle?

    I've got this "Look" badged Selle San Marco Rolls saddle from the very early 90s, in red leather, with the usual gold rails and back plate. Unfortunately it's been well used (and loved), hence the wear and tear. I have two questions: 1. Is this the rarest saddle in the world? I was told...
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    Anyone remember Zack Abely?

    In the late 80s and early 90s there was "another" MTB magazine (besides MBUK). It was called Mountain Biker, or Mountain Biker International as I recall. It had the most bizarre cartoon in it called Zack Abely, but no amount of googling confirms whether this was ever real or if it's just a...
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    Paging justbackdated (Pace content!)

    Sorry to use the forum for this, but I PM'ed justbackdated and don't think it worked. As per my post last month, I'm looking to convert my Pace RC36 Evo fork to a 1" steerer, and need to buy the bits. PM me if you can sell me them! Cheers.
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    Reducer shim for Pace RC36 to 1in steerer

    Calling Justbackdated (or anyone else with that level of Pace knowledge)! I want to put the Pace fork (front) on the Dave Quinn bike (back). I've got a Pace RC36 evo fork with a 1-1/8in steerer, and I've got an old Dave Quinn with a 1in headset. I also have an old Marzocchi steel 1in...
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    Maguras munching my rims!

    Yikes, after another muddy winter off-roading it feels like my Magura HS33 rim brakes have munched their way into the braking surfaces on my Mavic rims. The braking surface feels concave and grooved. Has anyone else experienced this? At what point should I get a new rim? Anyone had any...
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    DT Hugi / S-Works front hub HELP!

    I think I've posted something along these lines before, but now I can be more specific, and I've even taken a picture! My 1999 S-Works branded Hugi hub now appears to have sand instead of bearings in it. I've worked out how to change the cartridges but can't find replacements. The bearings...
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    What to do with this 1992 Dave Quinn?

    I'd like to get this 1992 Dave Quinn 653 up and running as a fast commuter, in the style of an MBUK feature entitled "Roadie Chasing" from around the same era. As you can see, it's been spoiled by a nasty 1999 RST fork, and I'm ashamed to say I binned the 1" threaded straight-blade 653 original...
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    Show us your old CHEAP stuff!

    There's lots of chat here about exotica that we dreamed of as kids in the 80s and 90s, and many of us now own those dreams as grown-ups. But what about the bikes we really rode and loved in the old days? Those are where the memories are. Show us your Raleigh Ozarks and Techniums...
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    Pace RC 36 disc mounts?

    Here's a puzzler: I've got a Pace RC36 fork which was the one you could specify either with V-brake mounts or a disc mount (I think it was Hope compatible). It was about £400 new in 1999-ish. Stupidly, I only bought the V mounts at the time, and now I'd like to run this fork with discs but...
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    DT Hugi / S-Works front hub HELP!

    I've got an S-Works badged DT Hugi front hub (from about 1999, pre-disc) and the cartridge bearings are rumbling and rattling like billy-o. This hub is the one with the "Skraxle" one-piece axle / QR skewer, and the bearings appear to be pressed in so I have no idea how to get them out...
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    Most amazing saddle in history

    I've got a red leather Look Rolls saddle - like the Selle San Marco Rolls but smooth bright red leather and with limited edition Look enamel badges, with the usual gold rails and back plate. I got it from a roadie shop in the very early 90s and had it on my mtb for about 10 years. I have...
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    Most amazing saddle in history

    I've got a red leather Look Rolls saddle - like the Selle San Marco Rolls but smooth bright red leather and with limited edition Look enamel badges, with the usual gold rails and back plate. I got it from a roadie shop in the very early 90s and had it on my mtb for about 10 years. I have...
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