- The old days
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.Posted 8 years agomamadirtMember
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.Posted 8 years agooldgitMember
Yep still riding Steve.Posted 8 years ago
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?ChristowkidMember
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.Posted 8 years ago
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…….)
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 😀Posted 8 years agopistonbrokeMember
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.Posted 8 years ago
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