Oldest bit of gear on your bike
A ti railed original selle italia flite vintage c. 1995.
The frame on my singlespeed / lightweight xc bike (depending how currently built) is 1998 along with the xt and xtr shifters and xt front mech.
I am older physically and maybe mentally than all of the bits.Posted 4 years agoben10Member
My only bike Frame lefty elo fork wheels brakes hope m4s front and rear mecs and shifters even wheel bearings are all original from 2001 head set bearings replaced 9 weeks ago dont think ill ever get rid of it id post a pic but dont know how cannondale f1000 don’t think iv ever see another onePosted 4 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
My HT frame was built in 1990, fillet brazed Tange Prestige job.Posted 4 years ago
However….It’s a Triggers brush affair & I’m picking it up from the framebuilder on Monday in It’s Mk 8 guise. The only original tubes are the right side chain & seatstays.
Satin black powdercoat with grey decals this time. Stealthy as owt!NorthwindSubscriber
On my carrera, the frame, forks and rear wheel are original, exage and weinmann and tange. But fresh paint as the old stuff was a bit tired after 20 years of abuse.
On the new bikes… Heh, probably the gravity dropper or the monkeylites on the hardtail, but nothing on any of them is very old.Posted 4 years agoJoeGSubscriber
Suntour XC Pro 8 speed thumbshifters and Shimano M900 12-32 8 speed cassette. State of the art in the early to mid 1990s. I’ve always run Suntour thumbshifters, this particular set was new or nearly so when I built my full suspension bike in late 2007. Its been my main bike ever since.
I’ve never run 9 speed because it is just a fad that will soon pass! 😉
Their days of being used regularly are numbered, however. I built a fatbike over the winter with a 2×10 drivetrain and it is fantastic. So, a new 2×10 was just ordered for the full suspension bike…Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I built my CX bike up from scratch, mostly with new parts, a few bits from elsewhere. The front mech on it is a Shimano 600 (so pre Ultegra) which came off my first road bike, that’s 18 years old. Still works perfectly.
I had a Chris King headset that did duty on 2 MTBs before I sold it with the frame but that was 12 years old.Posted 4 years agogonzyMember
i have quite a few old bits still going strong…Posted 4 years ago
xtr 8sp front mech…bought in 2000
x-lite bar plugs…bought in 2000
deore square taper b/b and cranks….bought in 2000…b/b is still running perfectly….they have now been taken off the bike due to an upgrade to HT2…but will go back on when i find a suitable frame
stx-rc front shifter….bought in 1998…still runs perfectly…will soon be getting replaced…but will be put aside for new project the same as the cranks
rear atomlab trailpimp hub is from 2004 and is still working perfectly…
atomlab dhr rims are from 2005ish…still run perfectly…mattbeeSubscriber
Main bike, 1998 Flite saddle. SS, 2001 Middleburn cranks. Klein is old in itself at 1992 along with most of the components being early ’90s.Posted 4 years ago
My road bike is older still, its a 1977 Lejeune with nothing newer than 1979 on it (apart from the contact points and chain!)bigbadbobMember
My Patriot LT is 1999 with a pair of 1998 Boxxers on, with Hope Bulbs laced with D321s from the same time. I have not changed the bearings since then, maybe I should. The boxxers have only been serviced once many years ago, but everything is still working fine. The hope M4s must be about 10 years old now, still running the same pads in them that came with the brakes, and they have never been bled. What colour will the fluid be, do you think in them.Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Forks on my HT are 2004 “Vintage”
The Boxxers on my DH bike are a similar age too.
SS frame is from 1997 😯
My DH bike has an original Bulb on the back with the 5 arm rotor adaptor, I’m sure I’ve got plenty of late 90’s early 00’s parts still in service.
I’m nothing like as poor as I would have been if I bought Shiney new stuff all the time…
I love the idea that stuff from ~2008 is “Old” to some people, that was only like last week…Posted 4 years agojonathanSubscriber
Think the rear Hope TiGlide hub on one of the singlespeeds is probably the oldest bit in use – from 1995 I think, maybe 1996.
Also using a set of road wheels from an old bike of my brother’s – a 1998 Caad 3 Cannondale. 105 and Open Pros, untouched since new, carried me over 250 miles at the weekend!Posted 4 years ago
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