- Anyone here of my age?
Just having a moment…
My era is… Back in the day of Pace being the kings of cycling, everyone wanted an RC200, purple was the weapon of choice, Saracen was great, bunnyhopping was a skill, Mint Sauce was a legend, purple bolts were mandatory, renthal bars were aspirational, SPD’s were new but amazing, smashing pumpkins ‘Disarm’ and pearl jam were our outlet and on Fridays we’d drink white lightening and cop off with, well, anyone, but we’d walk them home afterwards.
… Is there anyone here from that era, or am I alone?
I shouldn’t need to say how old I am, if you aspired to owning anything owned by USE then you are.Posted 7 years ago
No I sound far too old.
Drac, if you’re serious you’ve missed out.
Drilling holes out of the chainset on your GT Tequesta to save weight, cutting down your bars, listening to binary finary while out with your mates who are a mixture of cyclists, in-line skaters and and skateboarders all totally mushed, at 2am around Torquay seafront, ready to get back to whoevers house at 5am and then continue the night?
THAT was cycling 😀Posted 7 years agopacemakerMember
RC200 ?? you youngster!
I had a RC100 that replace my Team Marin and my Offroad Proflex ( with a flexstem 😀 ) when they were stolen.
Bought from Paul and DT at Stif’s original place in Granby Street in Headingley.
The Pace had the Yellow bullseye cranks, Campag mechs and the original Hydrostop brakes and renthal bars, it was no 248 made.Posted 7 years ago
I loved that bike and selling it was the worst mistake i have ever made! 🙁
I had a girvin flexstem and a use suspension seatpost!
When I swapped my 1994 Canondale M500 with Pace Rc35 for an Exposif Pro I got the deal of the century, but still, nothing on earth was as light as my Cannondale!
And yes, X-lite ruled, bar ends were king ….also we had manners and although we would have a stab at anything that moved, we were gents and prided ourselves on getting our ladies home safely.
We were a bunch of Scott/Saracen/GT/ riding nerds, but I can’t help but think we had something that no-lone else will discover, and this generation I see on STW, although in the main a decent bunch, are missing out….?Posted 7 years ago
I was cycling in TQ from 15 onwards, I got my explosif pro in cack black resprayed in a turq blue and cycled back 10 miles with the frame over my shoulder and build it into my dream machine. I even got Kona Stickers that said “Kona Custom”, which back in the day was a big deal!
It had a mixture of Suntour XC Pro and XT on it and chicks went mad for the groupset and when I table-toppped off Torquay seafront onto the beach!
It was the best looking bike in the SW and I sold it to someone random for £580!
Full Sus was something for…well, nobody’s..!Posted 7 years agoreluctantwrinklyMember
I’m in! Good grief, this thread takes me back to the days when I used to long for the latest mag. to be published, long before the internet was easily accessible. First pair of spd shoes, Santini fluoro tops,Pro-circuit Racing at Thetford-was it really that long ago? Staring retirement in the face now.Posted 7 years agoandrewniMember
My paper round income wouldn’t stretch to anything by pace etc. almost saved up enough for a girvin flexstem once. I had to make do with and entry level diamond back whose forks had paint coming off near the top with stress from all the nose dived landings.Posted 7 years ago
White lightning on the other hand was well within budget 🙂andrewhMember
Always wanted an RC200, never got one though. Quite fancied an LTS too.Posted 7 years ago
I had a Marin Attack Trail (still going strong) single pivot, coil sprung. Riding with mates on their Specialized Ground Control and Orange O2.
No purple, but I had (and still have!) Azonic World Force riser bars, they were the dog’s danglies, everyone wanted some.
I remember elastomer forks, I had a setof coil & elestomer X-Verts, mates had RST 461s, better than 381s but not as nice as Mojo Pros, other mate had Z4s.
Actually I was the first person at school to get a full-suss (that Marin) It had disk brakes too. When I turned up on it I might as well have arrived in a UFO, no-one could quite believe it!
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