The Vintage Mountain Bike Thread.

ausdb

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Mate, if they are in rideable condition hell yeah! I got rid of the 2.2 white ones in the above photo back a few posts as they'd gone a bit hard and were fraying on the tan wall, display only. I was looking at doing tubeless with the new ones which is probably not gonna fly with old ones but this is a good option to get it going.
I'll dig them out tomorrow and take a few snaps, from memory they looked a lot better than some minions I saw someone selling on bookface recently
 

Mr Crudley

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ausdb

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Please don't laugh, the last time this was ridden in anger was on a Munda Biddi trip with a few mates pre kids 10 years ago, even then it was a mish mash bitser as my old FS Yurt bike couldn't fit any racks and I wanted at least one disc for the trip. Since then it's mainly been used to drag kids in the trailer around and I keep finding shorter and higher rise stems as my back and neck have got worse over the years.
It was time to put it down the other day, the Reba's have gone to a better place on my sons bike.

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ashes_mtb

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Please don't laugh, the last time this was ridden in anger was on a Munda Biddi trip with a few mates pre kids 10 years ago, even then it was a mish mash bitser as my old FS Yurt bike couldn't fit any racks and I wanted at least one disc for the trip. Since then it's mainly been used to drag kids in the trailer around and I keep finding shorter and higher rise stems as my back and neck have got worse over the years.
It was time to put it down the other day, the Reba's have gone to a better place on my sons bike.

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Find some cheap rigid forks and resurrect that thing!
 

ausdb

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Not mine but i was down at Margaret River last weekend and this was hanging outside the LBS and brought back a few memories. The 90's were my MTB heyday

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ausdb

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Find some cheap rigid forks and resurrect that thing!
I actually have some forks but they're 1" not 1-1/8“ plus there's another complete one still lurking in the shed. I need to get the bike count down by a significant number to be able to justify something more modern to the other half.
 

ausdb

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On a roll here, had to clean the shed up a bit for another project means i can get at the bike graveyard. A 96 Iron Horse FS Works 2 yURT bike.
I must have been the only person to have bought one of these or at least the only person stupid enough to still have one now. I've never been able to find a picture of one on the interwebs. It served a purpose as I'd injured my back whilst working a part time job, was studying full time and there wasn't much around in the way of affordable FS bikes at the time. I used to have an article from mountain bike fiction about the company who did the original design that iron horse purchased. They were called Infusion design and sold a monocoque aluminium version themselves and also a monocoque hardtail.

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Scotty T

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Ready to ride again. These Z1's were the first pair in Oz, and if you don't know about the Z1's this sums it up from MBR mag:

"Basically, before the Z1 suspension forks didn’t really work"

It feels completely wacky to ride, I think I'll drop a couple of spacers off the head tube to tighten up the steering a bit.

I made the rear tubeless but it's gonna need a few more PSI than 2.4 TR High Rollers for these reissue Panaracers, they are so skinny and tall.

I'm keen to see just how much slower it is than a modern bike on the downs, and I reckon if I'm feeling strong it'll be PR's uphill.

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