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  • Premier Icon stevemakin
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    Who from the first years of Singletrack is still around and riding bikes ?

    jedi
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    me and give steve the fiver

    allthepies
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    moi – was around in GoFar days

    Premier Icon stevemakin
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    I win £5 for that Tony 😉

    Premier Icon mtbfix
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    the first years of Singletrack

    When is this?

    jedi
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    heh heh heh

    only cos you knew i was about 🙂

    when you say the first days of singletrack do you mean like the beginning of goats and sh*t makin tracks, the beginning of us off roaders making tracks or the beginning of this magazine?

    I presume you mean the mag…. To which I will answer I have always been a buyer of the mag (followed Chipps from MTB Pro and all that IPC gumpf).

    Only really become addicated to this forum thing recently.

    Premier Icon stevemakin
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    when I said Singletrack I presumed that most people would realise I meant Singletrack not singletrack

    maybe I presume too much

    brant
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    You meant Singletrack not GoFar? Not Topica UK-MTB?

    Premier Icon stevemakin
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    I presume thats what I meant but all these big words have confused me now

    as you were….

    brant
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    And I took Chipps for his first (very very shit) ride around Tod, and first beer… (in the Bramsch, with Steve from Shimano, fiver for three pints… a while ago!)

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    Yep, wasting time here since GoFAR days – 1998??

    Premier Icon stevemakin
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    I'm looking at a photo of you, me and Piers right now taken by some bloke or other (who lost his car keys), halloween 2001 I think

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    I'm looking at a photo of you, me and Piers right now taken by some bloke or other (who lost his car keys),

    I've heard about these 'car keys' parties……..

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I've been here since GoFar too, and was one of the £10 subscribers. Forever, in internet years.

    genesis
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    But who goes further back to the days of Mountain Bike World?

    mamadirt
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    I think my first post was back in about 2001 asking about the merits of filing the teeth on an 18T cassette sprocket to make them deeper 🙄 for singlespeed use. I think the general consensus was that it was not the best idea (iirc you replied Brant) but hey, my chain never fell off and I still have that sprocket somewhere (I eventually managed to afford a proper one).

    Ooooh, Mountain Bike World – I have every issue.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    But who goes further back to the days of Mountain Bike World?

    Pfft, newcomer 😉

    Who pre-dates MTB Pro?

    nasher
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    just after the go far days for me… so since STW started.

    PeterPoddy
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    I remember MTB Pro starting up, and Mint Sauce as a single strip in black and white

    Eeeeeeeeh, them were the days !!

    tidyman
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    Nemba,Mastiles lane challenge,Bosley ("downhill",dual slalom,trampoline injuries,"skintight" fluo lycra)Jeez,I

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    old!

    oldgit
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    Yep still riding Steve.
    Logged on after a tip off from a Northern bloke who had just got issue one. I think my first copy came down South strapped to the underneath of a Eddie Stobart lorry, I retrieved at the Watford Gap service station during the night.
    Was just thinking about that singlespeed gang you had in the early days, what was it called?

    brant
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    Anyone else do the Quantock Quest? Telford Nationals?

    oldgit
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    Nah I was a roadie back then and you lot were all scum.

    Though my fondest memories of mountain biking were (some might say sadly) the Sandwell days. The scene seemed really exciting then, and you gave me some free kit for soloing your Inbred singlespeed.

    tidyman
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    anyone do the bicycle action dirty weekend?I`ve still got the tee shirt,might be worth something..

    brant
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    bicycle action dirty weekend?

    In Harrogate?

    Yeah – did that.

    colnagokid
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    NEMBA 91 sticker on me toolbox, does that count?

    dans160
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    Ooo, I remember MTB Pro. When did that stop?

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    when was the first issue of MBUK?, the lust started then

    I remember using the rec.bicyles newsgroups, picking brains of Chipps, Brant, Yer Man Stevenson and a certain Mr. KB once or twice. They were all there!! That was pre MTB-Pro.
    Then I'd send an email using ELM. Can't remember much about it all, but it was pre windows explorere I think….. '92-ish????
    Black screens, white script, little hampster running round inside to power it…. hey ho.
    Now look at us all!!
    ( leans back beside the fire and basks in the warm glow…….)
    zzzzzzz
    Q

    dropoff
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    So moving on from "who remembers" what about 9Feet.com ?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Remember the newsgroups too and briefly visited Gofar and then joined the Singletrack forum and never left. I'm pleased that Steve Makin left though never liked that lanky mancaurian ****.

    Aidan
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    Oh, yeah, I remember riding the 9feet trail but I don't remember where it was 😐

    colnagokid
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    I did have have the 1st ever issue of mbuk, gave it to some one else on this here forum. If were only talking begining of STW gofar, Im out. sorry was thrashing meself on the roads on a very expensive colnago! (but Im proper retro)

    dropoff
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    9Feet trail was at Afan. now renamed as Penhyd or something ? Was a fantastic opening party though 🙂

    Premier Icon andrewy
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    Slightly OT, but does anyone else remember the grey Muddy Foxs' in the Freewheel catalog, early/mid '80s? I really wanted one but seemed to be alone in that desire in the road club I was in at the time. That, and Richard's Bicycle Book is what started it off for me 😀

    Still got some copies of Maximum Mountainbike every issue seemed to have Guy Kesteven on the cover, did he ever close his mouth? They did a profile of me in their last ever issue. Showed Chipps GK et al around Machynlleth trails for the first time as I specced out the Mach 1,2 and 3 routes as well as showing Dafydd Davis the potential at Nant Yr Arian which got FE off its backside to make those trails, god I'm old but glad to think I've retained my humility.

    Big M
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    I remember the old MBUK, black and white Mint, ah happy days… (rose tinted specs firmly on)

    The days before trail centres, when mountain biking meant, riding up and down mountains.

    zaskar
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    Followed this site since 2002 but been riding and trail building since '82 but glad so many have enjoyed the sport-ti's only cycling 🙂

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