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  • Components I owned that I had forgotten about
  • howsyourdad1
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    A guy is selling an old heckler. included is this beauty of a  DMR chainguide which I think ihad on my Azonic DS1.  I remember lots of washers and rubber ‘puck’ things.

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    tomhoward
    Full Member

    I was just about to post that! Got a brand new, never fitted (can’t remember why) one. Keep a look out for it on Antiques Roadshow in a couple of decades, just before I retire from the proceeds of selling it.

    Maybe.

    Edit, slightly misread the post.

    Any ex DCD owners?

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    We had a discussion about those very DMR Speedguide’s on here recently. I nominate it as one of the worst MTB products I’ve ever bought. It took forever to space them correctly using the washers and the things were so flexible they’d go out of whack every 5 minutes. Then there was the noise! Horrible, horrible things.

    One of my best forgotten bike parts was an anodised blue Avid Rollamajig. I can’t remember where it came from or ever using it on a bike but it was perfect for smoothing out the entry of the throttle cable into the carb on an Opel Manta.

    jimmy
    Full Member

    I have a Park Tool toilet roll holder somewhere, and a nifty Pace CNC’d stem from 20+ years ago. Occasionally I find them, have a perv and put them back in the box.

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    a nifty Pace CNC’d stem from 20+ years ago.

    Oooh. A mate had one of those, was mega jealous.

    robvalentine
    Full Member

    I had one of those chainguides, I got a stone between the crankarm and backplate, and bent it out of shape. I never bothered to refit

    StirlingCrispin
    Full Member

    Avid Rollamajig !

    Best bit of kit ever.

    Alex
    Full Member

    I had one of these, never fitted it. Somehow lost it in a house move. No idea if they worked or not. But they looked cool 🙂

    thols2
    Free Member

    Avid Rollamajig !

    Best bit of kit ever.

    I still have a couple of those kicking around somewhere.

    jimmy748
    Full Member

    No DCD, but I did have a Crud Claw, Ti axle Onza spd’s and an original Cambelback.

    jimmy748
    Full Member

    And some X-Lite qr’s where the lever unscrewed as a security feature.

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    And some X-Lite qr’s where the lever unscrewed as a security feature.

    They were very secure because if you did them up too tight the lever would snap off when you tried to open them.

    Someone should do a regular feature about the most shockingly ill-conceived MTB components ever. An online hall of shame.

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    Someone should do a regular feature about the most shockingly ill-conceived MTB components ever. An online hall of shame.

    Isn’t that the retrobike forum?

    howsyourdad1
    Free Member

    more pics please

    ernie
    Full Member

    Argh, a starry eyed look into the distant past:
    Did anyone have a set of those Tioga steel cranks? After the 3rd set broke at the weld I got a refund and put the XT’s back on.
    How about the Hope mechanical disk brake: first generation disk brakes that worked until your forks snapped in half.

    tthew
    Full Member

    I had a chain tensioner, that was supposed to be for MTB’s on my recumbent to stop the massive chain sagging. It was basically a long cantilever arm that was clamped by the QR skewer with a spring to the bottom of the derailleur by the lower jockey wheel.

    Anyone remember what that was called? Quite effective for my application.

    kayak23
    Full Member

    I used to have one of these.
    A 24/Seven Dark Angel.

    Luckily I’ve mostly forgotten about it.

    winston
    Free Member

    Biopace – bad ovals

    mesh
    Full Member

    Bullet Bros chain tensioner I think?

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    Anyone remember what that was called? Quite effective for my application.

    jimmy748
    Full Member

    Dia-Comp SS-5 levers, DX Canti’s and a non-branded purple brake booster.

    avdave2
    Full Member

    Hite Rite and Flexstem

    winston
    Free Member

    @jimmy748  I was obviously considerably cooler than you as I had a Tranz X branded purple brake booster

    tthew
    Full Member

    Bullet Bros chain tensioner I think?

    That’s it! And in sharkattack’s picture. function > form for sure.

    lovewookie
    Full Member

    neon yellow flexstem with super soft green bumper in it, dia compe SS5s and 987 cantis, XTR cantis with stock XTR brake blocks that were so soft they were race only, as in, by the end of one race, you’d be down to the studs.

    I had a crud claw (in purple, of course), worked quite well really, saved my pushing through clayey clag at man v bike v horse one year back in the day.

    Those 8 speed XTR cassettes that were held together with tiny chainring bolts, or rather weren’t, as they’d work their way loose and disappear into the bushes.

    I had a snowflake laced wheel too.

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    I used to have one of these.
    A 24/Seven Dark Angel.

    Luckily I’ve mostly forgotten about it.

    Hahaha, I picked up a set of the 5 piece bars on here a while back, even heavier than I remember. Someone on the Vintage DH group said they paid £80 for a set 🤣

    mashr
    Full Member

    Disappointing lack of 24/7 cranks on that Dark Angel. I really liked that the cranks were set at a 175 degree angle rather than the, boring, conventional 180 degrees.

    jimmy
    Full Member
    I have a Park Tool toilet roll holder somewhere

    Why on earth is that not in use?!

    breadcrumb
    Full Member

    I had the same guide as in the OP.

    DCD ✅
    Crud Claw ✅
    Crud Bung ✅
    Onza H²O pedals ✅
    Snow flake laced wheel ✅
    RST Mozo Pro 4.5″ forks ✅ that was fairly long travel back in the mid 90s!

    walleater
    Full Member

    Profile (For Speed) bolt-on bar ends that joined in the middle for the ultimate MTB / Triathlon crossover look. They were great until I went full aero into the back of a van riding through Shrewsbury town center….

    zerocool
    Full Member

    Those Dark Angel DH bikes were so heavy. I remember a friend bought one and raves about it. To be fair I thought it went downhill alright but I just couldn’t get over how bloody heavy it was and I had a 41kg Mongoose Freeride bike!

    Those DMR chain guides were so bad. I put min on, rode it once, the rattle almost drove me insane so for the rest of the 2 week alps trip I just bodged my own with a bolt and some cable ties from the Morzine ironmonger

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    Tioga Factory DH of an unfathomable size. They said 2.1 on the side, but they didn’t fit in the back of my frame that had tons of clearance for other brands.

    And they were shit.

    I had a 41kg Mongoose Freeride bike!

    You sure?

    zbonty
    Full Member

    I had some Middleburn cranks from the OP. RS3 or RS7s. The drive side one snapped clean in half about 2 or 3 inches down from the pedal. Genuine JRA: I was pulling away from the lights on my commute.
    They wouldn’t warranty them. I never bought anything from them ever again.

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    How about the Shimano Sharkfin and Sharktooth?

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    And the Anti Chainsuck Plate that followed a few years later.
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    Thank **** we don’t have to deal with chainsuck any more.

    ayjaydoubleyou
    Full Member

    I really liked that the cranks were set at a 175 degree angle rather than the, boring, conventional 180 degrees.

    is that really a design feature or was it a damage/defect?

    I was thinking about this recently, how much offset from 180 would still pedal normally, but give you a lower effective BB height assuming you always ride with the same foot forward.

    Seems I’m only a few decades behind the innovation curve.

    howsyourdad1
    Free Member

    howsyourdad1
    Free Member

    and a club roost beam stem and those creaky bars with the brace

    jimmy748
    Full Member

    I had a Zoom stem with Scott AT2 bars for while.

    jimmy748
    Full Member

    Some Ritchy Z-Max WCS 1.75” tyres in that supersoft almost flesh colour.

    beer247
    Full Member

    Roox Chaindog and ChainCat
    Clubroost bars with the brace
    Magura HS22 Racelines
    Azonic Zero Stem (I’m sure the guys at Mondraker nicked this idea!)

    Not a component but i also had a couple of Sunn Bmixs – the original chrome one and then the pained red one.

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    Clubroost bars with the brace

    Those, for me, will never be forgotten. They were the first ‘upgrade’ I ever bought and were it not for them, I’d probably be a lot better off, financially…

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