Trigger's Broom Bikes
Inspired by the thread about bikes you’ll never sell, how about a thread about your Trigger’s Broom bikes – eg same frame but that you’ve changed the components and maybe what you use it for over the years.
I’ll start with my ’95 Kilauea. I bought it as a frame when I found that my new RS Mag10s which a whopping 46mm of travel were too long for my ’91 Pine Mountain.
It’s been everything from XC racer to play bike to commuter to tourer to ‘road’ bike to kid carrying bike. It’s done all sorts of events, been broken, repainted twice and is still going strong now.
Big air in 1995 (Gnar deflation renders this lame 😉 )
Posing in 1996
1998 (now dark blue and with Hope mechanical disc on the back)
2005ish as a singlespeed (repainted again and rewelded dropout) – This was its resurrection after being replaced by a full susser but moving back to Bristol meant that a bike for winter riding in the mud was a good excuse to build it up as a SS>
20009ish rebuilt as a hardtail
2012 commuterPosted 4 years ago
1993 Explosif. Frame and front mech are the only original parts. Until I rebuilt it after a respray last year, it still had the original cranks, BB and rear mech too, all working absolutely fine.
2005 Scott Genius. Frame, front mech and seatpost are the only original parts.Posted 4 years agoEcky-ThumpMember
The rockhopper that got me re-started in this game in about 2007 is now 100% trigger’s broom.
As of early this year, every single component had been upgraded/replaced at some point or other in the intervening period.
Then I broke the frame 🙁Posted 4 years ago
Thank the lord for Specialized warranty dept 🙂aracerSubscriber
To be a proper Trigger’s broom the frame also needs to have been replaced (arguably for full qualification every single part of the original must be replaced). My Dyna-Tech hardtail (metal matrix frame as raced by David Baker et al in the early 90s – was originally Dyna-Tech ti frame) has the original cranks, everything else changed.Posted 4 years agobristolbikerMember
My commuter is on its second frame (no name alu thing, swapped for a s/h Ti job), third groupset and all contacts points are on a rolling replacement program. The winter wheels still use the same rims, but have been through 3 sets of hubs, though these are looking a bit tired now as well….Posted 4 years agohonourablegeorgeMember
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My triggers broom bikes have a continuous history but share no parts (including frame) with the bike they started off as.
Same here. My Nicolai Ion 16 started life as a Kona Hoss hardtail, and has been a Blur 4x and a Lapierre Spicy in between, and has split off to form a Cotic Soul and an Intense Tazer too.Posted 4 years agoreluctantwrinklyMember
My 1996 Stumpjumper FS in Candy Red. Had a couple of different forks on,(still have the original Mag 21’s in the garage). Done service as geared hardtail, geared Rigid,Singlespeed hardtail, geared commute & now single speed rigid commuter. Was my 40th birthday present to myself & still rides well. Can’t see myself getting rid until it breaks really.Posted 4 years agondthorntonMember
My Cotic Soda shares only the gold hope seatclamp and headset from the original bike which was an Orange P7. The bike itself was bought second hand and Im not convinced the gold bling was original either. Everything changed incrementally due to wear, breakage or upgrade.Posted 4 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
My Fleet, (Mk 1) Originally built for Dentons Cycles, Newcastle & branded as such. Built by a bloke called Kevin Winter in 1990 when he worked for a small company called Fleet Engineers near Durham….
& todays Mk 8 version…
The only original bits on the frame alone are the right side seat & chainstay, & further to the other thread, It’s the one bike I’ll never ever get shot of.
EDIT. & further to another thread, It’s fillet brazed.Posted 4 years ago10Subscriber
My 2001 GF Paragon. Changed it to disks, replaced everything except the seat clamp, stem, forks and frame. Then replaced the frame and seat clamp, forks and stem.
Turned it into a 2007 reissue Clockwork which now has almost completely changed all components at least once.Posted 4 years agofalkirk-markMember
my specialized fsr xc 2006, has only the cranks and gearshfters that are original, upgraded forks then brakes and wheels, changed the front mech (rear could be original)seatpost and saddle changed the stem and handlebars, then had the frame and shock replaced under warranty and since then changed the forks again and handlebars and stem.Posted 4 years agoBezSubscriber
1993 Kilauea. Had it from new; one of the first batch of 93 Konas to come in, I think. The only thing that’s original is the frame, but even that isn’t quite original: the top tube was replaced a few months after I bought it, because I stoved the original in; and it’s been through four paint jobs in its time. It’s done pretty much everything. Now it’s my commuter/town bike.
A bit over 20 years old; still brilliant http://t.co/yiSd6RcAbF
— Bez (@beztweets) May 29, 2013
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