who has the oldest mountain bike (and still rides it offroad.)
I've sold my 93/94 Trek 970 (the only year when the 970 was the top end model, but only happened for 1 year as they dropped the 990 that year for some reason then brought it back the next year) to my brother-in-law, he rides it a couple of times a month in the local forest to him. Still using the original 1991 Deore DX crankset and the 1996 Mavic outer 52-tooth ring! Has Quadra 21r's on it…still looks a very nice looking bike…kind of wish I'd never sold it to him.Posted 8 years agostumpy01Member
I don't really have a classic yet, but my 01 Stumpjumper is currently my only bike so gets used all the time for 'normal' rides with mates, riding on the road with slicks on, doing races/24hr events etc.
Will be a shame to hang it up in a few weeks when my new one arrives, but there's a small scratch on the rear shock piston & the shock needs servicing too, so the expense of getting that repaired & serviced means it'll probably be hung up for good & the bits swapped over to a hardtail.Posted 8 years ago
rowley – Member
boblo isn't yours a 1988 as it looks the same as my dads?
It could be the '88 model. I bought it new in March '89 and it was current then. I really wanted the previous years metalic lilac Tange Prestige one a chum had but it was sold the day before I went in to pick my bike up. Bough it at Phil Corley Cycles in Milton Keynes and they gave me a nice discount to make up for my disapointment 🙂
I think our bikes have the same spec: Deore (which was the XT of it's day), RM20's, Specialized Ground Controls etc. They both had a peculiar velvety covered gel saddle, looks like your's had been changed as well. Used to soak up loads of moisture…Posted 8 years agorobgarriochSubscriber
Hardly the vintage of posts above, the 1st 'decent' bike I bought from own wages in '96; grip-shift marvel –
No idea what make, bought from the short-lived Mountain Magic shop in Edinburghs Grassmarket. Used mainly for adverse weather road-riding now, hence replaced crankset + v-brakes. Occasionally bung on some xc tyres for smoother trail-riding when I'm feeling nostalgic!Posted 8 years agoleffeboySubscriber
zangolin – Premier Member
1985 Saracen Conquest – comes out a couple of times a year.
and still with the original forks – you rock. After a while it seemed you only ever saw them with the chrome replacements. Now if only you had a set of 'Groondies' on it as well..Posted 8 years ago
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