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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby rokwiz » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:53 am

Enjoying this thread. Love that Alpinestar, remember when they first introduced it, with the radical elevated chainstays. nice
Thought I better post my lastest retro C. Brought the frame back from the U.S, still finishing off the small stuff.
First Gen Super V Raven. Getting herder to track down some early V parts now.

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Bennyboy77 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:39 pm

brettels wrote:A few of mine.....

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1995 GT RTS 2

1996 GT Avalanche

1993 GT Zaskar


Hi Brettels,

I've just picked up an Avalanche but can't identify the forks. Their either Mag 21's or Early Judy's but without decals I can't seem to identify them. Keen on rebuilding them and putting on new decals but need to know which one first. Any ideas?
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:18 pm

G'Day Ben.
The Mags were airsprung and the Judys either coil or elastomer.
If you can get a photo up someone may be able to add more.

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Velo13 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:03 am

Bennyboy77 wrote:
brettels wrote:A few of mine.....

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1995 GT RTS 2

1996 GT Avalanche

1993 GT Zaskar


Hi Brettels,

I've just picked up an Avalanche but can't identify the forks. Their either Mag 21's or Early Judy's but without decals I can't seem to identify them. Keen on rebuilding them and putting on new decals but need to know which one first. Any ideas?
Cheers,
Ben


All three of those forks in the photo are Judys. Mags are slimmer/thinner (both sliders and stanchions) and taper down to the dropout/fork end. They look far less "robust" than a Judy (which now look pretty spindly compared to modern 32mm+ forks).
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby brettels » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:28 am

All three are Judys...rounder legs than a Mag 10 or 21 which has a tapered leg at the dropouts.

Picture of Mag 21s:

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby sruss67 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:35 am

I have this hanging at home http://www.flickr.com/photos/sruss67/8089599848/
was my best mates for many years after he returned from a trip os.
Had been hanging oh his wall for many years as a frameset before I rebuilt it :)
Also had this before selling it to Spec store up north
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sruss67/8089600696/
The Spec was all original and in fantastic condition once I cleaned it up :)
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Velo13 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:56 pm

sruss67 wrote:I have this hanging at home http://www.flickr.com/photos/sruss67/8089599848/
was my best mates for many years after he returned from a trip os.
Had been hanging oh his wall for many years as a frameset before I rebuilt it :)
Also had this before selling it to Spec store up north
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sruss67/8089600696/
The Spec was all original and in fantastic condition once I cleaned it up :)


Mmm, those were lovely riding rigs. I had a P22 (owned it, but it didn't fit me) and a Stumpy just like that.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:40 pm

I love old Ritcheys. That thing is in great condition.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby sruss67 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:09 am

I have the good fortune to have scanned a heap of pics from when I started racing in the Early nineties :)
Here is a link to the pics, some from National events, some from local Gold Coast events in Nerang Forest.
Hope you enjoy the pics :) https://plus.google.com/photos/10298291 ... 5899654273
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:17 am

That's an absolutely amazing bunch of photos, some right corkers in there! :D
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby sruss67 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:53 am

Yes, and always brings the memories flooding back :)
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:52 am

sruss67 wrote:I have the good fortune to have scanned a heap of pics from when I started racing in the Early nineties :)
Here is a link to the pics, some from National events, some from local Gold Coast events in Nerang Forest.
Hope you enjoy the pics :) https://plus.google.com/photos/10298291 ... 5899654273

Good stuff. Back when mtb riders were real :lol:
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby kom123 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:43 pm

I just got back my original Dodsun FirePower 24 speed :)

From memory I purchased this in 1998 I think and it came with no suspension. I paid some serious coin bck then to have it upgraded to full Shimano STX-RC and Indy-C Rock Shox!

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby koen » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:50 am

Nice bike. How much cheaper things are now.
I can't believe I just looked at this forum after all the hanging around on the Retro forum I usually do. I have just finished a bike so I'll get some pictures of my rigid collection up soon.
I'm afraid they all have thumbshifters...I am a a bit dogmatic that way.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:45 pm

koen wrote:I'm afraid they all have thumbshifters.


You're saying that like it's a bad thing? I love them, they should never have gone but that's what the industry told riders they wanted :roll: .
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby LG » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:22 pm

Already posted in the retro forum, my ealry 80s MTB with thumbies, XT700 groupset.

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby kom123 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:06 pm

Turns out I purchased the Dodsun earlier than I thought, found the receipt today from 5th April 1997 for $849.00 before I did the upgrades :)
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby koen » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:12 pm

My rigid collection. The furthest is oldest..Southern Cross clunker bought 1986 and won frst couple of mtb races in Brisbane in 1987. Then 1989 Centurion which is very original with Deore and some XT gear, under the chainstay U brake. Then GT Outpost I just finished. It weighs a ton with better gear on it than original. The 1990 Mongoose Comp is also pretty original with Mountain LX gear. And finally the Ti Morati with carbon forks. Ti frame I bought 2000. Has XT Thumbies and matching XT rear mech, mavic crossmax tubeless wheels. Its nice and light and flies uphill.

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The GT with better shifters. Its even harder to find cheap old 6 speed thumbies than Deore.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby rodneycc » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:50 pm

The GT Outpost brings back a few memories. I had the chance to buy one back in about 2000 but stupidly went a Schwinn hybrid that was a dog if a bike. Many years of thinking I should of went the GT Outpost instead... :-) And in the end put me off cycling for a good 10 years that decision!

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby frog » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:38 am

Went to pick this up today, looked like a good deal!
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My first bike was a Gary Fisher Piranha that had Judy DH's. With the V brake bridge rather than canti bridge.
I broke the brake bridge where it joins the stanchion, cracked clean through.

Unfortunately these DH's broken in exactly the same place.
The rest of the bike is in alright condition, seen a lot of love. Lots of replacement parts over the years, so it's not really original.
I didn't ride it and passed on buying it. Guy was pretty disappointed and didn't know that the forks were cracked.. poor dude.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby alrsv1 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:39 pm

A nice Apollo Everest from around 1988 I just restored:

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:53 pm

Very nice.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby rokwiz » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:58 am

Yes very nice.
Staying in Sydney for a few weeks but couldn't bring one of my SV rides. No problem, first look in a while and ebay produced this for me. 98' Super V700 all original. $250 buy it now, delivered. sight unseen.
Though the cabling is all ar** about. Rides beaut considering it sat for awhile. Paint, tyres, rims, headshok, swingarm, drivetrain, serial numbers all good. It'll do until I get her home for a rebuild.

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby magilla0_2 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:42 pm

Hey guys,
Down at Forrest at the moment we're trying to get a few retro bikes out and about.
We do a regular ride on Thursdays, known as the "Brew Crew" funnily enough it starts from the Brewery 6pm Thursday's it has been running for three years now , its a standard ride, you rock up we ride and we don't care what you ride.
However we are trying to get up another ride at the moment called "Forrest Fishy Friday" which will start from the Forrest Country Guesthouse at about 5.30, pretty much the same deal as Thursdays, but extra Kudos for those that have a dip on a retro MTB.
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