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  • Who Knew? My Local Bike Builder
  • irc
    Full Member

    Browsing Gumtree there is a rigid MTB built within a mile or two of me back in 1989. I can not recall ever reading about this builder before. “Bikes Milngavie” Highlander model. Good old Reynolds 531 frame and fork etc.

    https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/highlander-mountain-bike/1433685042

    A quick google doesn’t find anything apart from a possible road model on a Flickr page mainly dedicated to the well known Flying Scot bikes.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/56903494@N06/with/9627935473/

    Anyone heard of them?

    meikle_partans
    Free Member

    Very cool. Maybe worth asking Al at Wheelcraft if he knows anything. Or Keith at Killearn Cycles has been in the business a wee while.

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    I think that was the only one made.

    Merak
    Free Member

    Bikes of Milngavie was owned by Ronnie McKay I think these may have been built in a workshop at Bells Farm. Happy to be proved wrong.👍

    Definitely not the only one made!

    I still see Ronnie on his bike now and again.

    fasthaggis
    Full Member

    Excellent,I had a set of wheels with those Mavic Paris Dakar hubs #80sflashback 🙂

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    irc
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    Shame I already have 4 bikes in the shed or I would be tempted as a pub bike. I think 1989 was roughly when I bought my first MTB. A Trek 800 rigid.

    miketually
    Free Member

    Crying out for a ‘gravel’ bike conversion.

    fasthaggis
    Full Member

    Aye,U brakes FTW 😉

    footflaps
    Full Member

    Aye,U brakes FTW

    They were terrible! Weighed about 1kg and clogged with mud on every ride.

    Had one on a Fisher Hoo Koo e Koo back in 1988 ish…

    YoKaiser
    Free Member

    I think there is one hanging in the new transport museum, in Glasgow.

    Edit, I’ve just read the ad…..

    CountZero
    Full Member

    U-brakes were horrid things! I had one of the first ‘88 Stumpjumpers in the country, and as said, the sodding things clogged up horribly at the first sign of damp off-road!
    Also – purple grips! 😁

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