Any old MTBs you wouldn't mind having
pieface. i had a marin eldridge grade with the zolatone paint back in 92 (was the model right below the pine mountain).before that i had been riding a 1988 dawes ascent mountain bike (15 speed sis thummies,501 tubing,weight a ton).it felt like night had turned into day,when i started riding the eldridge (great bike!) but the bike i really lusted after was like brakes said,a klein adroit (it had to be in gator fade colour scheme)or the klein attitude (must be in purple linear fade).i went to an earls court bike expo (for work.having the day off,visiting a bike expo what’s not to like.)i remember seeing the aforementioned kleins on one of the displays.they had the adroit on a set of scales (i think it weighed under 20lbs,it had some very special components fitted to it.i did pick up an attitude fuselage (frame,fork,bar/stem combo)and was astonished by how light it was.unfortunately no way in hell of being able to afford one!!!Posted 7 years agosolar1Member
I’m fortunate enough to own some of these older bikes. Such great fun to ride- a Fat Chance is just as quick over Cut Gate as my Cotic Soul. One of the best handling hardtails ever.
I also have a 37 Schwinn Excelsior B-10 which has just been rebuilt with Morrow hub brakes and period correct Araya steel rims. Its great fun going down Innerleithen but at over 45lbs its a bitch to pedal up.
I also had a Whiskeytown Racer last year but sadly it was just too small. Lovely bike though- even did one of the Kielder marathons on it last year.Posted 7 years ago
Currently builing up an early Breezer which is the only itch that has not been scratched as yet.NorthwindSubscriber
I like still having my own old mtb, but it’s just sentimental value- it’s a terrible bike, as are pretty much all old bikes. I wouldn’t mind a xizang, always had a thing for those.
But, what I would like back is my old BMX… We got it for £30 off a classified ad, and all I remember of it at the time was that it was indestructible, pretty light, and very high geared- I secretly never really liked it even though it’d have broken my dad’s heart if I’d admitted it. But looking at pics now, it was a Tange Hot Heart, ex-Scotia race bike. Scotia BMX being where Chris Hoy started out. We just assumed all BMXs were kids bikes I think 😆 Sold it for what we paid for it but I’d pay a lot more now.Posted 7 years agoOnzadogSubscriber
I owned two of the bikes mentioned here so far. I had a Manitou fs. It was an Answer one rather than the original Doug Bradbury one but I’ve sort of forgotten about it. Had a couple of the hart tails after that which were okay.
I also has a marin.1990 team marin. Zolatone paint, tange steel frame and straight xt groupset. I consider that my first real mountain bike.
I remember listing after the fisher cr7 and rs-1. Original Kleins and AMPs were also very nice.Posted 7 years agoGlitterGaryMember
I love old Konas, they’re the bikes me and my mates grew up on. The 95/96 Cindercones are classics, in gold.
I’ve got a Mongoose Amplifier, the one made by Amp Research, and it’s so light and fun to ride.
Oh, and allyharp, I’ve got a 97 Rockhopper in red. Not quite the one you’re after but coll all the same. 😉Posted 7 years agoJPcapelMember
Amp research. I use to droul over these in American MTB mags.
Never saw one in the flesh. The forks were amazing to look at.
I owned a canondale Super Raven SX 900 carbon, first Canondale to get the Lefty fork – was a cracking 100mm full suss. bike, weighed sub 23lbs, the Lefty was a really nice fork, super smooth and plush. The shock set up was never quite right on the frame – was ahead of pro-pedal days and it needed it – was single linkage design system but squatted into its travel. Sold it as soon as it started to creak – fearing “crack & fail” was coming. Was £3,000 quid new – seemed like a fortune at the time – circa Yr.2000(ish) from memory.Posted 7 years ago
Coda disc brakes – they were a joke – using your feet would have been better to stop the bike…..ahh fond memories.qwertyMember
i just got this beautyPosted 7 years ago
at 18″ tis a bit big so anyone wanna swap for a 16″ mail me (won’t sell)
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