- whos got a retro bike and…
I’ve got a 1999 Marin Attack Trail, the bike I will never sell. Had it from new, my first ‘proper’ MTB and just too emotionally attached to it.Posted 4 years ago
I have a horrible feeling it’s on it’s last legs, I’m looking for something else for the Megavelanche next year but this frame will be going up on a wall somewhere when that happens.
Some period parts, such as the Junior Ts, some newer bits such as the brakes and dropper post.
I did an 11hr race in the Alps on it last year, see here http://andrewhowett.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/transvesubienne-race.html and also http://andrewhowett.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/transvesubienne-prologue.html One of the hardest races I’ve ever done!
More pics here http://andrewhowett.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/29-february-extra-day-and-first-podium.html and here http://andrewhowett.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/tybed-os-gall-unrhyw-un-ddarllen-hwn.html although that last one is in Welsh (the writing, not the pictures obviously)JoeGSubscriber
One of the nice things about retrobikes is that they can be easy and inexpensive to buy if you’re not being snobby. Early to mid-90s mountain bikes come up for sale on craigslist and similar all the time; often for as little as $100. 80s bikes are a little less common, but still are for sale regularly.Posted 4 years agomattjgSubscriber
My 01 Kula, barely a puppy really.
Couple of period pics here http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/remove-brake-hose-from-old-kula#post-5271035Posted 4 years agomurfMember
I have a 96 kona cinder cone that I bought as a frame brand new at the age of 16. It’s had various forks etc on it over the years but at the moment I have modern 80mm fox forks and a disk brake onthe front and a magura rear brake (john tomac ltd edition no less!) Middleburn/xt/xtr kit and mavic wheels.Posted 4 years ago
It’s light and great fun and I ride it at least as much as my newish FS bike. I have a set of p2 forks but I doubt I’d cope with a rigid bike these days! Love it too much to sell and it’s worthless financially so there is no point!Repack RiderMember
Marin County, Cali
Of course I have a couple. Sold all but one of my half-dozen or so early Ritcheys. I have my custom built 1983 Ritchey Annapurna, just about the nicest MTB you could buy that year. My 1994 P-21 is now my town bike, with 1.5″ slicks. My 1978 Breezer is in a museum.
The bikes I actually ride off road are modern FS 29ers.Posted 4 years agoivantateMember
There are a few good retro areas I have been to,
The parks and lakes around Munich
Lots of very tidy well specced bikes out for their yearly run in the holidays. Probably by the original owners who bought something they really didnt need at the time.Posted 4 years ago
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