- Oldest bit of gear on your bike
Orange E Six from 2001/2002 now passed on to the GF, still in full working order and used every day. Only changed the bars (to riser), grips, saddle and forks (to some exotic carbon numbers).
All 2001 / 2002: Easton Ultralite alu frame, full xt, raceface turbine cranks, hope xc hubs, hope minis.
It’ll probably die now.Posted 4 years agocakefacesmallblockSubscriber
2005 ? Hope xc hubs / ?17 FiR, mavic made, I think, rims. Holding up remarkably well on my trail bike, although there are “roundness” issues and many dings in the rear one now, not helped one iota, by a recent Antur Stiniog play day. Hubs though and freehub have only been serviced once and run as smooth as ever, despite many, many miles in red sandstone gloop in the winter.Posted 4 years agomboySubscriber
Opened this thread thinking “I should do quite well here”, then started reading some people’s posts, and then remembered since I got rid of all my old M952 XTR shifters and mechs to go 10spd, I’m not quite in the ball game any more!
Had a set of original 4 pot XT brakes on main bike until a year or so ago too, they would have been 12 years old when I sold them!
Oldest part on my main bike now, in constant use, would be the ODI lock on grip collars. Think I’ve had them since 2004. Do own a set of Easton Flat boy pedals that still get used from time to time that I bought 2nd hand back in 2003 and are still going very strong! Rear disc rotor on my hardtail must be quite old too, can’t remember buying any 160 6 bolt Shimano rotors any time in the last 7 or 8 years.Posted 4 years agoBiscuit PoweredMember
I have a set of original silver 4-pad Hope M4s which I bought new in 2003 or 2004 so they’ve done close to 10 years of quite hard service – trail centres, trips to the alps and general local riding.
Rear caliper finally sprung a leak recently, so £3.99 caliper seal kit for each end and an hour in front of the telly stripping, cleaning and rebuilding and they’re back to good as new 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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