Bikes you couldn't afford 10 years ago (caution, bikes are cheeper now content)
Bikes you couldn’t afford
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Orange P7, the one in *that* nickel colour.
Bikes you couldn’t afford 10 years ago
My mum had died a year or so previously, so I had been left a small amount of money, with strict instructions to spend it on something that I would enjoy…So I was the proud owner of my dream bike, and Orange Sub5.Posted 4 years ago
10 years ago I was lusting after one of these
heckler2 by D0NK, on Flickr
fortunately I did manage to scrape the money together to buy one – and I am still riding it, tuesday night, admittedly not many original parts on it (front hub & rear brake off the top of my head)
Stuff I couldn’t afford, turner horst link 5spot, ellsworth moment, merlin ti hardtailPosted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Folowing the ‘modern bikes are overpriced’ theme on this thread http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/the-rising-cost-of-biking , let’s put to bed the rose tinded ideal that 10 years ago everyone rode round on sub £1k full suss bikes made of carbon/titanium with top of the range forks when in reality we were all riding round on various hardtails with pgo sticks up-front dreaming of affording FS exotica.
Taillefer, anyone remember them? I remember an XC version of this (well, ‘XC’, I think it was 150mm+ travel), a bit nut’s like Mr Taillefer himself!
Posted 4 years agonedrapierSubscriber
I’ve had 2 along the way. I used to lust after the oversize coke can tubing of the Cannondaels slung in the window of Evans in Woking. A few years later, when I had some money for summer jobs, I found a s/h Beast of the East in Guildford Cycles (with Purple ano cranks, stem and cage 🙂 on a red frame 😕 ) It wasn’t until a couple of days later that I put the two together “I’ve got one of those Cannondales I’ve always wanted!
That got nicked 5 years later, I found a s/h Dekerf Generation in Recycle in Penge in exactly the same spec as the one I’d lusted after in MBUK. That one’s currently at home in a different colour.Posted 4 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
The thermoplastic split where the two halves were glued together.
i doubt it very much
Oh it definitely did, right behind the head tube / top tube intersection with the crack propagating back from the (I think they were cast) ally gussets towards the seat tube. Replaced twice under warranty by GT. The lass whose bike it was didn’t seem flustered at all. Put the rest of us in the uni club right off plastics.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
bought this 2002 f600 in excellent condition a couple of weeks ago for £112 though.
I had a similar want for the F2000 (I think) with the aircraft/riveted paintwork. Bought an F400 in bright yellow a few years ago and it was every bit as good as I thought it should be!
Quite fancy one of their 29ers but some of the reviews say they’ve lost their reputation for being so brutally stiff, but that’s what made it special, one of those bikes that really feels like it’s stuck to your feet with no lag between pedaling and it shooting forward. Couldn’t ride it for more than an hour, but what an hour!Posted 4 years agochipMember
Over twenty years ago now my friend bought a 1992 muddyfox alu comp the same as in the photo.
I loved this bike, and borrowed it as often as he would let me.Posted 4 years ago
Even just looking at this photo brings back so many good memories of what seems almost a lifetime ago.
i have one of those muddy foxes in the shed. full lx. never gets ridden now though. recently serviced the hubs on it and they were perfect.
10 years ago i was riding a giant team dh with ti-nitride coated boxxers (that people still tell me never existed, despite me still owning them). it was an ace bike i regret selling.Posted 4 years ago
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