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  • ski
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    Short list for me:

    GT Zaskar

    Pace RC-300

    Plus the original Tinbred, but don’t seem to be able to find a pic of one of them 😉

    GrumpyDave
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    Totally behind you on the Zaskar. Would have loved one in the inky blue they used to do. Saw one in a shop once when I was younger and had no money. If I saw it again today the credit card would be out faster than a speeding bullet.

    coffeeking
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    Dear christ that yeti is ugly.

    Me, I always want one of these:

    MrSmith
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    litespeed kitsuma. the original ti 5in hardtail. i know 2 people with one of these, one is now sold (wish i had the funds for it at the time) the other isn’t selling. there was one for sale on here a few months ago but the seller wanted too much money for it.

    coffeeking
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    I find all these bizzare high-chainstay bikes look like halfords specials (you know, the £30 steel kids bikes), I know they might not be but I cant get it out of my head when i see them!

    nukeproof
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    Second the Zaskar and the Nishiki Alien…although iirc I wanted the ACX model with the bolted on stays. Nice.

    …oh and its a total cliche but the red/white/green Klein Attitude… like Pee Wee Hemming rode to 2nd in the downhill

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    Maybe Halfords tried to copy the blinginins bikes of their time. 😉

    Kuco
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    I always wanted one of those blue and yellow Overburys that use to be advertised in MBUK back in the day. I had a Zasker with XTR brakes/levers,rear hub, Ringle front hub syncros stem and post and middleburn cranks and Rockshox judys. Even then it was light as **** and use to fly along though a bit skitish on the down hills.

    coffeeking
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    Maybe Halfords tried to copy the blinginins bikes of their time

    I’m sure, and regardless of which came first, I still think it looks like a £30 bike lol (In fact I had to google to find out what it was as I thought it was a joke!). I like the litespeed, very much.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Mr Smith

    My winter bike is a Zaskar LE – “bit” like that one at the top

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    You had to google to find out what a Yeti was….. 😉

    coffeeking
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    Always wanted one of these orrible looking things since I saw one floating over stuff in the Alps. Never thought it was pretty though!

    Always wanted a Coyote HT5 frame, never found one at a sensible price while I had the cash.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    I think this thread’s going to show how old some of us are. 😯

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    sad old fcuker here… I had one of the original Aliens, and hankered after the ACX with switchblades, but they never came to NZ.
    Always wanted (and still do) one of these…

    Also wanted one of these (but now know better) – Mert Lawill’s suspension design credentials were impeccable- but didn’t cross over to bikes too well..

    coffeeking
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    My brother had(s) a hardtail marin, ti coated cromo IIRC, with ridges in the downtube – never seen one since. Any idea what it was? Always wanted that.

    hicksville
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    My Litespeed Kitsuma,

    still the best hartail I owned

    [mod-ed]

    damitamit
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    After watching Pete Fagerlins (californian) videos years ago i always wanted one of these:

    Maybe I’ll fine one now…

    coffeeking
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    Okay please someone remind me how to post pics

    thanks

    You need to get it hosted somewhere, then use the IMG button above where you were writing and put the URL in between the IMG tags

    Premier Icon Too_Punk_To_Funk
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    Loved to have had on of these:

    Or these:

    radoggair
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    hicksville – Member
    Okay please someone remind me how to post pics

    thanks

    Easy, find your pic url, if there uploaded on flickr for instance, right click on pic, click on properties , find url address and copy

    come on here, click on img, paste then click on /img. no spaces between anything though

    Loved the zaskar, though always wanted an xizang ti, the ultimate x cross country GT. Alpinestars were fantastic looking bikes as well. Then i loved the GT RTS1, first proper downhill bike. Klein’s were amazing nostalgic bikes, though remember about 15 years ago wanted an ultimate build which used a tioga disc drive. £450-00 bucks 15 years ago though was alot of cash

    here’s some i also adored

    Taff
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    I r eally liked the Alpinestair above and the orginal yeti lawwills but I really wanted a proflex better than my beast or this:

    I_Ache
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    Here you go hicksville

    Premier Icon techsmechs
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    Just a point of order – Mert Lawill suspension designs were/are excellent look up the late 90’s early 00’s Yeti DH race bikes.

    Also the Leader fork was better performing than all of the equal forks of its time.

    From your post, your clearly aware of the man – But those who are unaware Mert is the only man to be inducted into the MTB and Motorcycle hall of fame.

    Kuco
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    Too_Punk_To_Funk had a go on one of those Kleins it shake your fillings loose.

    Anyone plugged Retrobike yet? No? OK, well I shall!

    Check out http://www.retrobike.co.uk !

    Oh, and I’d have all manner of stuff from the museum at http://mombat.org/ (be prepared to lust…..)

    I_Ache
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    I ad a 99 Zaskar but it was too big (20″) so I sold it to my bro. It rode great on 100mm forks. Wish I had one in a 16″, oh well it was worth riding one too big just for the experience and the whole bike only cost £200!

    ChrisS
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    – Mr Smith, I’ve got a litespeed kitsuma frame that I might be persuaded to part with for a reasonable price…. what size are you looking for?

    RudeBoy
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    I really used to lust after this, after I first saw it in a Freewheel catalogue (but in black):

    Some young lad on my estate had one, and I knew it was stolen, as they were well over £2000, even back then. ****. Mind, he ended up doing a fair amount of time (for being a ****, mainly), so Karma was served.

    Also liked the original Pace as above, and a Klein Adroit, which was like the Attitude above, but lighter.

    Always wanted a Cannondale, because of the fatness of the tubes, and eventually got one. Plus a Lefty fork, just because, and got one.

    Have to say, money no object, there is actually nothing I really lust after any more. They’re just bikes, now.

    thegreatape
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    A luminous yellow Marin Muirwoods, as tested in my first ever copy of MBUK (the same one where they rode out of a plane) aged about 11.

    GW
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    Coffeeking – if you still fancy one (Tallifer) a mate has one sat doing nothing I’m pretty sure he’d part with

    RudeBoy
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    Here it is, this one:

    As for Marins, I loved the ‘concrete’ paint they came in for a little while. That was really cool, when all other paint on bikes was glossy.

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    Really wanted one of these when they came out, it’s the only bike I regret not buying – but I was a skint 17-year-old without a job in a recession so I had to make do with looking at pictures then as well…

    1990 Kona Cinder Cone

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    RudeBoy – That is nasty. Looks like somebody’s been messing about on Photoshop.

    devs
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    Simonralli,
    I’ve got an 06 dawg Primo frame lying around waiting to get cleaned up if you were interested.

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    I used to leave lying around photos cut out of mags of one of these as I approached my 13 birthday.

    No luck.

    I got a Dawes 10 speed racer instead…:(

    hicksville
    Member

    Thanks for the info

    Chris s what size frame is your litespeed???

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