Your oldest piece of kit.
Pair of Gore bikewear gloves that started out almost fluo green on the back and have ended up khaki. They’re 14 years old and have been relegated to really dirty ride duty. I took them back to the shop to ‘complain’ that they’d only lasted 14 years, but got told to eff off. 😉Posted 9 years agomuddyfox courierMember
I bought some Carrati tights in 87. I’ve worn them about 3 times. Honestly . It’s rarely both cold enough ,and dry enough . At the same time. You wouldnt want to risk em in the wet.
I’ve a helmet from 87.maybe 88. vetta corsa-lite.
I’ve just recently lost ,well ,misplaced the first bike specific tool I ever bought . A suntour freewheel remover. ’82.Tom Hall’s ,Wigan. It’ll be down the back o t’ chaise long.
5 of my bikes when added together are older than Bruce Forsyth.Posted 9 years ago
On the BF chinny chin chin biv biv biv good game good game scale that’s a factor 5.
How many of your bikes do you have to add up .
Although ,depending on the bikes , I can do it in 4.
Didnt he do well.twohatsMember
Flite Saddle, bought at Bike ’95 in London, still on my main bike. Looks tatty as hell but it still the most comfortable saddle i own.
Still running an old flight here too. Mine is one of the 1st ones with the kevlar protection on the sides, no idea of age, but it is old!
I also have a 12 year Dura-Ace groupset on my road bike that looks and performs as good as the day it was fitted…Posted 9 years ago
My climbing duvet jacket is doing well. still used although a touch scruffy. I was made for my ex boss at Capel Curig brighams. He took it to Patagonia in 1970 and it wasn’t new then. Made for him by Pete Hutchinson before he founded Mountain Equipment. He now has PHD . My Karrimor Haston Vallot rucksack, a simple Alpiniste was bought in early 80. Use a ice axe occasionally that I know was made pre 1950. Still also use my dads Barbour wax cotton m/c trousers. He bought them before parachuting into Suez in 195?Posted 9 years agoDezBSubscriber
2 items of Nike kit still going from the 90s. Not sure of the year, but on one of the first Polaris events I did, had to buy a warmer shirt. Bought the Nike one and still wear it.Posted 9 years ago
Also 2 pairs of Endura MT500 shorts. Still more comfortable than any “modern” shorts. At the time they seemed expensive, but 15 odd years later, I reckon they were great value. (Although I will only ever wear them under baggies these days!)aviemoronMember
Old kit! Where do I begin; rucksack – Berghaus Roc from ’87, sleeping bag – North Face Purple Haze ’88, Mountain Equipment Pertex fleece also from ’88, an MSR stove – about 89/90 ish, two Flites from ’98 and these are all still – occasionally used! Stuff that’s lying around in the loft and back of the garage and not used – who knows!?Posted 9 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
I thought I was doing ok with my 1997 Schwinn Homegrown USA, which is still running its 1997 XT front mech and WTB Grease Guard headset.
But I’m going to have to reach into Dad’s garage for some real inspiration and say a custom made race/audax bike that’s more than 5 years older than me (so getting towards the 40yr old mark) and he still rides it regularly! I think there’s more stuff that’s even olderPosted 9 years agoStu_NSubscriber
Still using the cool tool that I got when I bought my first proper mountain bike in 1998 – lives in the saddlebag on my CX commuter and sees service every so often (my last broken chain was fixed with it).
Retired my c.1999 Lusso longs after they literally fell apart at the seams on way into work last winter. Suspect they had been washed too hot or something as they were passable until then. Fortunately they were unpadded so had shorts on underneath, otherwise I’d have been strolling into work on the hour at the cuckoo clock, so to speak.
EDIT – Garagedweller – still have a WTB Greaseguard headset in good condition in a box somewhere, just waiting for the right moment to be wheeled out. It’s red ano though so clashes with everything. Ace bits of kit.Posted 9 years agobobloMember
I’m a hoarder…
1980 Karrimor Mountain Fox sleeping bag
1980 Karrimor Jaguar 4 sac
1982 Karrimor Hot Route sac
1982 Orbit Gold medal tourer (lovely bike)
1987/88 Marin Pine Mountain (fully original)
and loads of other kit from the ’80’s
Mountain Equipment Redline sleeping bag
Mountain Equipment Lightline sleeping bag
Mountain Equipment Annapurna duvet
I chucked out my old Rohan Superstriders and Scarpa Fitzroy’s just the other day…Posted 9 years agoBen_mwSubscriber
Snugpak pertex jacket – 18 yearsPosted 9 years ago
Karrimor waterproof – 16 years, including 1 year of near daily (full days climbing, sailing and generally teaching mini weegies what Outside is) use. An absolutly awesome jacket – cut perfect for cycling, but short front keeps it out of the way of a climbing harness etc. Shame Karrimor went plonk.
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