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    Quote Originally Posted by paramount3 View Post
    Honkinunit,

    I had a 2001 Rocket 88. Got it in 2011 as my first full suspension bike. Nice extended riding position, same as I was used to on my 1990's rigid bikes. I hit a rock garden on the Rocket and went over the bars, miraculously avoiding broken wrists and collarbones, but I got a pretty nice gash in my leg from landing on a rock.

    Sold the Rocket for a 2012 FS Marin. I'm now on my 4th FS bike, a 2016 Orbea. Won't go back to that old riding position again, not on trails anyway.

    And I too, have had the disease, but I'm down to 4 bikes. Depending on how you count...
    Our Rocket 88 is nicknamed "Bob". And I'm sure you know why.

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    2 Moldy oldie's

    I am 62, got a mid 80's MTB1800. It's currently in pieces and I got all the parts. Going to paint it and put 7 speed cassette ( I know its a uni-glide but I can change that)on it with new crank etc. I love the cro-moly frame and it fits me, all 6'2" with 31 inch legs...lol. Worth it? Not really but not only do I ride I am a dabbler. Oh ya got a hybrid Schwinn, Trek 820 and just traded away a Novarra amigo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    Scooderdude, If you don't post a pic of you racing downhill and smoking all the modern bikes on your prewar with drum brakes, I will.

    There is no doubt quality hydraulic brakes are an improvement over Canti's and V's but to say they are dangerous is laughable.
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    I especially take note of the ski reference. I've been skiing old out of date stuff all my life... whether for recreation, teaching or volunteering in adaptive programs.

    What's between the ears has to account for some of that "being safe" and rational.

    I rode my 91 rigid, center-pull HardRock for 12 years before getting a 2001 hardtail with v-brakes. (Purchased in 03). Disc were already out and f/s had been around a long time. I rode that 01 Kona for 14 years and just now updated to a '17 hardtail with disc brakes.....

    Nope, I don't blame the equipment for nothing beyond it's path to freedom, a good mental health outing and fun times.

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    I'm enjoying the topic of old bikes, classics or where some of us started from. It's giving me more incentive to keep up the others and mix up what I ride.
    The Specialized and Kona were out rolling along the creek over winter just down from my house about 500 yards.

    My newest bike is pictured at an open space region at the south end of town. In Nov , I'll be 56 and I just knew getting a newer bike would boost my riding fever !
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    In the Middle Ages, the biggest mistake was not putting on your armor because you were 'just going down to the corner.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
    How do you guys like the old Geo compared to the modern?
    Yup climbs better and descends better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomby Woof (MCM700) View Post
    Although I do have a new bike, a 2015 model, here's my 1st mountain bike that I ride (not so often any more). It's a 2000 model.
    I'm right there with you.
    My 98 Super V 500SL and I have a couple Scalpel Carbon Team bikes
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    2015 Scalpel Carbon Team/Eagle 1x12
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    1991 Cambria Bicycle Outfitters Fat Bastard. Frame by Litespeed, with Fat Chance geometry. Fork my Gene Spicer. Set up as a SS with White Industries hubs. Still gets ridden, but not nearly enough. 20.5 lb.







    JMJ

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    This is only 20 years old .... all original though, right down to the bottle cages. I took this bike out for 27 miles this weekend.

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    I built this 1962 Schwinn Typhoon in 1987 and have ridden it consistently since. It has been a commuter, MTB, and short track racer.
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    This 1993 Paramount Team was purchased brand new and it was my main bike for about 11 years, until I cracked the drive-side chain stay short track racing it. This bike had well over 10,000 hard Colorado and Utah miles on it and it still hangs in the garage.
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    I bought this 1997 Moots YBB SL used in 2004 and have put close to 15,000 miles on it since then. It doesn't get as much use as a mountain bike any more because I have retrofitted it with a disc brake tab and can swap in 700c cross wheels for use as a gravel grinder. However, it did serve me well last summer during a 200 mile, 3-day bike-packing trip.
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    My brother in law bought this 1995 Marin Team brand new and then sold it to me a few years later when he replaced it with a new Litespeed. It is the bike I take to vintage rides, but aside from that it doesn't get much use.
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    I don't have my first mtb because I sold it to be able to pay for the 2nd. Same thing with numbers 3-6. Several others have been sold over the past 30 years. I have a couple modern (2008, 2012) 29'er hard tails which get most of the use now.

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    Took this out for a spin. I might give it to my daughter for a campus bike.
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    More riding in other conditions and places on the new Fuel EX has me feeling more strong that our 1960s Schwinn is the only old bike I care about.

    Yesterday was at a place I've ridden for 30 years. Whether old school gnarly stuff, modern trail or low level flight, the modern bike makes later age biking a dream.
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    All I have is the older stuff......nothing post '93. Recently got a bug for old Schwinn 3-speeds

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    All I have is the older stuff......nothing post '93. Recently got a bug for old Schwinn 3-speeds
    And I'm surely eating words now loving big wheels and adding a second plastic frame to the family.

    P.S. Also did more fat biking than Nordic skiing this past winter.
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