Your first ever mountain bike.
Some classic bikes on here.Posted 5 years ago
First proper MTB was an 89 Rockhopper in blue and white. If I remember rightly it had a 28/38/48 chainset and a 14-28 7 speed rear cassette – it’s a good job we didn’t have any real hills where we lived at the time. Lovely bike that I eventually sold when I bought one of the original Orange P7s.takisawa2Subscriber
First proper mtb…
93 (I think) GT Timberline. Was dark met green. The Quadra forks are now seized solid. The rattle can paint job was to hoodwink folk in to thinking it was a ball burnished Zaskar with Judy’s. 🙂
The GT decals are made from insulating tape.
Had to get planning permission for that stem.
Brother still has it.Posted 5 years ago
Keep saying I”ll have it back but god knows why.beiciwr64Member
Apology for ressurecting an old thread. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Mine was a Peugeot alpine express like the one in the pic,bought in 87.
It wasn’t easy finding a shop selling MTB in Wales those days 🙄 ,eventually found this one in Holyhead.
I remember taking it the local pub and they all laughed when i said it was going to be the next craze. 👿
Great taxi home! 😀
Second bike was a Trek 7000 i bought in Aberdeen 1990,great bike used to ride the original Redbull track in CYB,talk about numb hands or what. 😯
The ex still has the 7000 somewhere,maybe i should ask for it back one day. 😀
Pik n MixSubscriber
I started off on a Emelle Classic 300, same gold crackle craziness as the pic on the first page. That then got stolen from college and was replaced with an early 90’s Rockhopper. That was then also stolen 🙁
I did however a few years ago find another of the same original rockhopper for sale so I bought it, it’s my commuter and my favorite bike. Built very nearly exactly how it was when stolen.Posted 4 years agonanoSubscriber
Saracen Tuff Trax with proper dual shifters (lx I think). Can’t remember if it was 89 or 90 but it was the blue one with Tange main tubes.
Only mods I can remember were taking all of the stickers off and adding an alloy flexstem.
Can’t remember what happened to it. Sold I guess.Posted 4 years agoteaselMember
Late seventies – a steel frame found in a skip. It was far too big for me but I pelted about regardless of the small-for-chuckability school of thought. Cow horn bars with a rise as high as a hippy on the Moroccan Trail, complete with solid tyres for the first year of its life.
It was jumped and pancaked so many times the head angle was slackened by the time it ended up in the skip again.Posted 4 years agodannymite1981Member
Apollo something then i also had a raleigh activator 2 which i thought was mint at the time.The rear suspension from what i can remember was just 2 rubber rings that were meant to squeeze together when on rough ground.Probably had about 5mm of rear travel tops.Loved it anyway,good times. 😀Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘Your first ever mountain bike.’ is closed to new replies.