Discs (For those with a long memory, it used to mean something else…)

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  • Discs (For those with a long memory, it used to mean something else…)
  • OCB
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    That kinda clip-on cover is still around in bike polo circles.

    I always lusted after one of the Tioga (Sugino) Disk Drive wheels back in the day, in a kinda small-boy form over function kinda way.

    Be quite a rare find now I’d have thought, given the death-rate amongst them, and their relatively short product lifespan (doubtless linked to the death-rate).

    (Hmm, heads off to ebay to look anyway).

    😉

    MarkLG
    Member

    The real deal:

    m0rk
    Member

    I used to have a cover for my old ‘time trial’ bike back when I was a juvenile.

    Weighed in all at a bloody ton, but at 15 it was all I could afford – still took an average of 1.5mins off my 10 mile time though!

    🙂 Tushingham B52, too!

    slackalice
    Member

    I remember seeing and hearing them at my first ( and penultimate) XC race at the sports grounds in Southampton in ’89, they sounded harsh and heavy to me and I was totally besotted with my Bear Valley to find them anywhere near enough desirable, when there was so much ano purple stuff, girls and partying to spend my disposable and in disposable income on.. 😀

    crikey
    Member

    Johnny Rocks.

    Revolver (and Cosmic!) predated the Tioga disk by a few years, IIRC.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Tushingham 8)

    Mainly from back in the day when I used Tushingham and Orange Sails. And the first MTB I ever rode was a clockwork up the hill and a B52 back down…

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    it was all about the stems back then – everything else was just window dressing

    ti_pin_man
    Member

    I bought a tioga disk drive pro the week before last. Wheel build underway onto an xtr hub. I know it isn’t something I can ride hard, I had one on my amp B3 years ago and sure enough it didn’t last long but for those who’ve been riding for many years they are iconic history.

    tang
    Member

    I remember Dave Hemming with one at Malvern, sounded like a washing machine on the blink!

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