1992 hardtail downhill nutters ….you have to see this! haha

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  • Premier Icon cp
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    i don’t think they were pros at all – looked like a local race.

    ‘some of them look too serious to be just doing it for fun…’

    Have you looked at some riders you come across these days???!

    haha πŸ˜†

    good point i guess…..

    i didnt mean serious as in clothes etc, i meant serious as in ‘i dont care if i die WHEN i fall off’ types…..

    the terrain really doesnt look harsh at all for modern day bikes, so i can only guess its solely down to shite bikes in the 90s πŸ˜†

    those couple with rear wheels with covers on, i remember pepsi doing a bike similar to that in 90s πŸ˜†

    truly shocking

    matt23
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    I can see an evening of bidding on e-bay for the inagural ‘riding HT rigids down a steep hill while dressed as prats championship’ being down tonight……I wonder how much a raleigh 1992 :lol:Apex goes for on e-bay??

    tortoise5
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    Aaah… Halcyon days. Proper downhilling. Non-technical (relatively!), steep and f-a-s-t.
    None of this namby-pamby slow technical drop-off rubbish.

    Makes me want to dust off my old fluoro Alpinestars Al-mega, along with non-hardshell polystyrene lid (fluoro helmet cover de-rigeur) and show the youngsters what it’s all about. Or not.

    RagRage
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    a workman cant blame his tools ..but in this case…………

    walleater
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    …….and fast forwarding to more recent times πŸ˜€

    those couple with rear wheels with covers on, i remember pepsi doing a bike similar to that in 90s

    Blasphemy! That my friend was a Tioga Disk Drive, objects of immense desire back in the day, if only for the noise they made.

    Great vid….but did anyone pre ride the course at all?!! A lot of the riders don’t seem to know what’s coming up at all! Or is that because the bikes and brakes were so gash, ie, they couldn’t stop?

    i think the more you watch it, the more savage it actually looks as a hill, i mean some of them were hitting it at speed, and ok bike may be stronger/better made now etc, but a couple of completely bent wheels, handlebars completely smashed/bent over, and the way sheer amount of times people obviously crash on the same bit, they cant all be rubbish riders, they just clearly dont care about crashing, they are travelling at some speed on mega rigid bikes on probably quite rocky steep stuff with shit brakes, no grip on rock hard tyres etc etc….

    i actually really like that video, some of those guys are ‘well hard’ just get up and want to carry on!

    invisble hats off squires!

    Starrman28
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    What year is that first clip, later than 1990 as one of the guys was riding an RTS GT…unless I’ve lost a few year sthey didn’t arrive til after 94..

    Cracking vid, that hill is steeper and nastier than it looks.

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    Funniest biking clip I’ve seen cheers πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon seven
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    Can I just say thanks to OP. That was great vid and a great thread

    That my friend was a Tioga Disk Drive, objects of immense desire back in the day, if only for the noise they made.

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOMPH!

    I remember Darren Tapp having one back in the day. Not the fastest, but always looked good!

    Premier Icon chrisrhayes
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    LEMMINGS. That bit towards the end by the bridge and road are priceless.

    What’s the quote from Withnail and I

    “They are throwing themselves in the road glady” or something like that…

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    Reminds me of the Malverns Classics πŸ™‚

    Oh and the last few mayhems re-enacting halcyon days on a rigid singlespeed πŸ™

    Premier Icon seven
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    A proper downhill bike and rider from the time πŸ™‚

    grumm
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    gordimhor
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    I was that dayglo lycra covered numpty, I am now a lardy numpty in baggy shorts πŸ˜† THEY ARE ALL HEROES πŸ˜›

    clubber
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    Brilliant πŸ™‚ IIRC in those days I probably crashed about as much as all the riders put together…

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