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  • RudeBoy
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    Ringlé skewers, the original ones. Got some via RetroBike about a year ago, the Ti versions, for about £20. Happy happy, joy joy!

    sq225917
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    The Monolith rebound fullsusser.

    Premier Icon ton
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    mountain goat whiskey town frame………….still looking too

    garethh
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    Remember….
    Titanium flex stem bar combo – I lusted after one of these for years

    Profile aero bars on mountain bikes or the Scott AT4’s

    Any parts you lusted over back in the day?

    slimtubing
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    Englund(spelling?)
    air cartridge for my judys.

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    Pauls components rear mech.
    Manitou Full Suss frame.
    And ball burnished Zaskar, had an anodized one but the polished ones still have a spot on ol’ takisawa’s heart.

    scant
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    I know of some scott AT4 bars for sale…

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    Pauls Moon Unit canti straddle cable hangers
    Grafton Speed Stix cranks
    First generation XTR
    Tioga Drisc Drive

    garethh
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    Remember the crud claw and DCD especially in ano purple?
    I remember spening £13 as a teenager on an x lite titanium seat bolt, seemed to make my bike go faster at the time, probably weighed more than the original

    Specialized S/works steel 1995

    Rode it again last night fast as hell head down arse up but

    135mm stem
    Narrrow bars
    Canti’s
    Rigid

    Yep retro tastic until it get a little bit rough

    And you have bugger all control 😯

    off in a bit to do the same loop on my 2007 trance or simple but in control 😀

    Or could it be that in my late 40’s I am getting soft 😳

    cynic-al
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    I remember when t-bone stems were considered high end

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    I’m relatively immune to component envy

    But I do remember that phase just before suspension got going when the mags were weight obsessed and yes anodised purple

    I think I was amazed to see on of these at a race

    THe trimble, just found it with google

    altough I think the one I saw had rigid forks

    garethh
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    Yep Trimble was definatley a bike I lusted after, I remember only ever seeing one in a sort of tiger stripe paint job in a US magazine

    Oh and U brakes as found on GT’s, actually seemed to work quite well

    paule
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    Boulder defiant FS was the first totally OTT bike I really wanted.

    Pineapple hubs (think they were made by Clark Kent?) where each hub had extra flanges in the centre – totally impractical but lovely anyway…

    garethh
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    Etto helmets, giro bottle rockets and oakley frogskins combined with garish lycra mmm!

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    I always wanted a set of Cooks Bros cranks, the original dog bone type in black. For some reason, I ended up putting silver topline cranks of my fuss sus maniitou frame instead.

    epo-aholic
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    i always wanted a zinn – it had full campag mtb grouppo and 753 tubes, mmmmm

    st
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    Ditto the Zinn, rode Isla Rowntree’s around their stand at a show at the NEC years ago.

    Also a Yo! Eddy and a Funk.

    Crell
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    Retrobike.co.uk

    For all your retro lustings.

    Use the search to find the opbject of your desire. Funks, Boulders & Trimbles are 10 a penny over there, there’s even a monolith! 😉

    retro83
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    i always wanted one of those thermoplastic GT full suspension frames. Probably rubbish, but looked damned cool (and obviously some Judy DH (not DHO!) forks to go with it)

    Edit: bit like this

    chela
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    Tioga Disc Drive. Still have to have to work hard to resist the lure of them when they come up on eBay or RetroBike. That noise!

    Still got a purple Pauls Moon Unit cable hanger on my keyring. I remember I also wore a polished one round my neck for a while in the 90s and it looked pretty darned cool. I mean, obvz – like most of my ‘fashions’ from the 90s – it prolly didn’t, but that’s the way I remember it…

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    Pauls mechs always did it for me but i could’nt afford/justify spending more cash on a mech than my whole bike(Saracen) was worth at the time.

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