The sequence of bikes from the mid 80s.....for me - how about for you?

Cobwobbler

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I went for an Emmelle Cortina which was sold to me waaaay to big, even at 6’3 but it had alloy rims so I got a Bromwich Cyclone and transferred everything over. Went like a rocket. Top recorded speed 51mph off road at Kielder Forest and 65 down the Pyrenees on tarmac.
like most of them it got stolen. But it did have chrome drop outs if anyone finds one for sale. 60CC0442-8C0A-42B2-AC74-6F669173564C.jpeg
 

raidan73

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I went for an Emmelle Cortina which was sold to me waaaay to big, even at 6’3 but it had alloy rims so I got a Bromwich Cyclone and transferred everything over. Went like a rocket. Top recorded speed 51mph off road at Kielder Forest and 65 down the Pyrenees on tarmac.
like most of them it got stolen. But it did have chrome drop outs if anyone finds one for sale. View attachment 541587

I'd love to find another Bromwich in my size, more than thirty years after buying my first. Picked up one a couple of years ago but had to accept that it was too small
 

DrGooGoo

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1987 Jamis Durango
1989 Cannondale SM500
1991 Muddy Fox Alu Pro
2000 Trek 6700
2008 Salsa Ala Carte

Still own the Jamis and Salsa.

Recently built up a 1986 Cannondale SM600 that I've been riding nowdays and was in the September 2020 BOTM.

Mostly ride road and trails (gravel) since 2000.
 

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slackboy

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In order of purchase, date is frame date of bike

1986 Raleigh Mustang
1989 Specialized hardrock
1990 Specialized stumpjumper (stolen after 6 days)
1991 Alpinestars cromega ( stolen)
1991 Raleigh blue ridge (stolen at uni)
1998 Specialized rockhopper comp

Long break

2015 Boardman comp (last of the 26ers)
2014 Cotic Soul
1995 Specialized stumpjumper
1997 Specialized stumpjumper m2
2017 Giant trance 2
1998 Specialized stumpjumper
2019 Cotic Solarismax*
1989 Saracen tufftrax
1997 Bontrager privateer
2019 Cotic flaremax
1999 Bontrager privateer*
1993 Bontrager racelite*
2021 Yeti sb115*

* Current bikes

"I like steel bikes and I cannot lie"


Of all those bikes the Boardman was probably the best value, I think it cost me about £450 new reduced from about £850 in one of Halfords insane end of season sales. Was high spec for the price and rekindled my love of cycling. Most of the parts went onto the Cotic that replaced it, and when the time came the parts sold for more than I paid for the bike.
 
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