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.
In order that the labour of centuries past may not be in vain during the centuries to come... D Diderot 1752
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?
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.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
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).
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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 .
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
Shameless plug ... needs a good home.
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.
The GT with better shifters. Its even harder to find cheap old 6 speed thumbies than Deore.
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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2012 Giant Defy Composite 1
2013 Giant Talon 0 29er
2013 Flight Podium 1 (Full carbon Roadie)
2013/14 Bianchi Infinito CV
Went to pick this up today, looked like a good deal!
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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