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  • The rarest you have seen
  • Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    I saw one of these in the window of a shop in Serre Chevalier the other day. Pretty rare, I’d say.

    Only ever seen one, and this was it.

    So, what about you?

    Premier Icon juiced
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    for old – probably an old square tubed pace or an old manitou frame.
    for new – an IF

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I saw a guy up in the hills on an Activator 2 earlier this year. Can’t imagine there’s many of those left.

    Alternatively, I think the Patriot Joe Barnes was racing on at innerleithen at the start of the month is the only one in the world so, I’ll go with that.

    Premier Icon julianwilson
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    How much was it on sale for? (purely idle interest, no way i could afford one i am sure)

    I suppose they were more common in the day but at a race last year I saw a Yates D.O.G.S.B.O.L.O.X, or however it is you spell it.

    Oh and a mate of a mate sold his square tubed pace last year, complete with bullseye cranks. It was well mint too 😀

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Can’t remember, Julian.

    But then, I had partaken of a few and saw it on the way back to my hotel!

    Premier Icon wind-bag
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    Yates DOGSBOLLOX????

    You mean a Roberts!

    Premier Icon ton
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    i saw a mtb made out of berylium at a bike show a few yrs ago.

    Premier Icon julianwilson
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    mmmm, drunk window shopping, so much safer when the shops are shut! 😀

    wind-bag – Member

    Yates DOGSBOLLOX????

    You mean a Roberts!

    I do mean a Roberts, of course. Ahem. I will sit in the retro naughty corner for 33 minutes (a minute for every year of their life, isn’t it?) and think about what I said. 😳 😳

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Saw a lady on a Salsa Fargo off trafalgar square the other day.

    Apart from Chipps’ adventure Ive never seen one before.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    I had a prototype Shimano 9 speed on my Scott Octane in 1996. IIRC there were only a couple of sets in the country and the lads at the LBS were very keen to have a look.

    I’m nowt special by the way. I got the bike off Brant who was at MBR at the time and he had too many of them in his house so he gave one to me on loan… that Scott never asked to return.

    Premier Icon Margin-Walker
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    dave yates Mutts nuts.

    Saw a green mantis last year round rivvy and the titanium alpinestars at the Manchester Midweek race last year. Saw the raleigh dyna tech team off retro bike at Mary Townley 2 years ago.

    Premier Icon mtbfix
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    I know that there are others out there but apart from one being ridden across town I cannot recall ever seeing another Dekerf out and about aside from my own.

    On an old skool note, there were a few Fuquays kicking about the Ipswich area bitd but I’ve not seen one of those for years now.

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    Used to have a Litespeed Kitsuma, never seen another one before or since.
    Was a nice bike for a 26er

    Premier Icon stoney
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    There is a Raleigh Maverick sat in our joiners w.shop….IT`s the disused “pie bike”… 🙄

    And a mate on Tuesday nights has a Square tubed Pace set up a ss…but he normally rides the Yeti….. 😛

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    I’ve got a Lynskey Ti Pompino. I think it’s the only one…

    (Unless there’s going to be some from Van Nics)

    Premier Icon 4ndyB
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    WTB Bon Tempe

    I think there are only 2 in the country

    Premier Icon coffeeking
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    I’ve been swimming with one of these…

    Does it have to be bike related?

    Premier Icon Elfinsafety
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    Flashy I hope you buyded it for me. 🙂

    Mate had a borked Mountain Goat Whisky Town Racer.

    Another mate’s got a proper old 80’s Sarcin somewhere. There were a lot about, but how many have survived?

    I think I saw a Zinn today. Looked a bit tatty, and was being ridden away fast from the lights, but looked fat.

    Premier Icon stevomcd
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    CFH, they had a complete bike built up on one of those frames in Twinner (now Sport 2000) in Bourg Saint Maurice 2 or 3 years ago. Stupidly light. Think it was selling for something obscene like 9000€!

    Premier Icon walleater
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    My 1952 Schwinn cruiser:

    My prototype Skull Skates cruiser (frame no.0000001):

    My Everti titanium road bike bastardized into a funky commuter:

    Premier Icon Hanky
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    My 1996 Dekerf Team is quite rare, haven’t seen another out for a long time.

    Premier Icon psychle
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    Bow Ti?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    My Principia Mac B ?

    Used daily for dog walks…
    And to think I nearly gave it to Elfin, but he didn’t turn up that day! Phew.

    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
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    Only ever seen ones of these, in Howes Cycles, Cambridge – ages ago…

    Premier Icon shaggy
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    I have a Spot Brand 24″ cruiser- #1 of 6.

    I’d love that WTB.

    Premier Icon Elfinsafety
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    And to think I nearly gave it to Elfin, but he didn’t turn up that day! Phew.

    Did you??

    So it’s technically mine, then?

    Give to me it I want it is mine.

    Premier Icon asmythe76
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    I actually witnessed someone riding an Orange 5 at CYB last weekend!! I couldn’t believe my eyes. I mean, I’ve seen loads stood up outside trail center cafes and bike shops, but actually moving………..on the trails……….unbelievable.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    probably an old square tubed pace

    I had one of those til 2007 when it got nicked. If you see one around, RC38 hollowform forks, X-lite bar, Flite SLR saddle, Middleburn XC duo 2×9, Pauls component/dura-ace shifters.. it’s bloody well mine 🙁

    Premier Icon phoenix
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    XTR v-brakes, does anyone else still use them? Some kid was swooning over mine on the train the other day.
    Oh that Kirk Revolution – I loved mine! Thieving barstewards…

    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
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    XTR v-brakes, does anyone else still use them?

    Yep – I’ve got a set from about 1999 on my commuter with SRAM 9.0 levers :-0

    Premier Icon rusty-trowel
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    They had one of those silly space frame things in the OPs picture in Ride Cycleworks in Poole last year. Looked a bugger to clean 🙂

    Premier Icon esselgruntfuttock
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    A Louis Colella FS Tandem, mid 90’s, Eston Hills. Whoever was riding it came down the DH on it. On his own.

    My Tange Prestige fillet brazed Fleet, I have yet to see another.

    Premier Icon nixon_fiend
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    I’ve seen a fair few dekerfs around, always nice to behold though.

    I can think of a few frames I’ve had from nichey euro builders (i.e FRM) that I’ve never seen another of.

    I saw a nice Fat Chance yo Eddy recently but the rarest I’ve seen in the flesh would have to be the Cannondale Fulcrum DH bike from 1998!

    Check out those chain/links!

    The one I saw was Missy Giove’s IIRC !

    I also fondled Lance armstrongs old mandone, but that’s not rare (except that it featured a down tube shifter!!)

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Did you??

    So it’s technically mine, then?

    Give to me it I want it is mine.

    Er, no, you don’t remember it must’ve been someone else…

    Premier Icon one_bad_mofo
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    Tart that I am I had Brantsupply me with a Ti Il Pompino (though the wait for it to arrive was so long that by the time I got my hands on it my employer had relocated so I couldn’t use it to commute on. A real shame really as I built it up with such tasty bits as Cook Bros E cranks and WTB Dirt Drops). In my current collection I have the first SS Roberts’ DOGSBOLX built and what I beleive is one of only two Vicious Cycles’ Groovers in the country.

    Premier Icon racefaceec90
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    well back in 2003 they had a litespeed road bike in muddocks window that had been ridden by a tour de france rider (robbie meckewen i think?sorry that i spelt his name wrong 😳

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    A friend has a Litespeed Sewanese, when she bought it, it was the only one of its size in Europe, brought in for her

    I rememeber being amazed to see a Trimble at an event. I think it was this colour as well but with slick tyres

    google found this picture in another single track thread

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    **** me apart from the Canondale DH bike there’s more rareness in my garage than on this thread. 😆

    Premier Icon forge197
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    Saw two Orange 322’s today (Cathro and McGlone’s), in action and close up, look good.

    Premier Icon tandemwarriors
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    Yep that Colella tandem was at a few of the NEMBAs’ too in the mid 90’s. I was about to tell you who was riding it, but its gone from my mind! It might have been Guy Kesteven?

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