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    Quote Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    Rigid fork, squishy tail (1991):
    Who needs a suspension fork when you can have a suspension stem!!?

    I remember lusting after that Cannondale so bad after reading about it in Mountainbike Action

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    this one raised a big stink in some circles:
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    This threads is bringing back memory of my youth...

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    Were those tires even any good?? I've never seen anyone with them.
    I like turtles

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    Tires? What tires?
    Seeking MB-2 Fork (19.3), Ritchey FD post silver 26.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by trodaq View Post
    Tires? What tires?
    The Stumpjumpers.

    I was thinking the same thing.

    They must have been a short term thing, I can't even recall them being discussed over on the VRC....

    CK? What gives?
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Macaw tires were horrible. Less like rubber and more like plastic, but I sure did look cool with my blue front tire and purple rear.

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    Man I love these old ads!! Thanks for the post!

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    old ads are the best, like going through old magazines to see car ads

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    The Stumpjumpers.

    I was thinking the same thing.

    They must have been a short term thing, I can't even recall them being discussed over on the VRC....

    CK? What gives?
    The Stumpjumper tires were heavy and the tread pretty tight spacing. I had the National tire version. OK on dirt, but they were great for home made studded tires.
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    1979
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    I like that Ritchey bullmoose bar. And the "fat bike" concept? Wow, everything old is new again...

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    epic

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    Yeti around 1986
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    It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    Rigid fork, squishy tail (1991):

    Squishy is a term used loosely here.
    Short guy on a big bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Yeti around 1986
    The actual paste up, too!
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    Since I have already seen examples of the Fat Tire Flyer posted in this thread, here is an example of what the only mountain bike publication in the world looked like thirty years ago. It's in .pdf format, just so you know. Many of the ads you have seen here ran in my humble rag.

    http://sonic.net/~ckelly/Seekay/ckimages/ftf12.pdf
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    Surfing the web, I found a guy on EBay selling what he called a copy of the Fat Tire Flyer, but it is actually a copy of the MountainBikes catalog from about 1981. No link, but there is one day left on the auction.
    It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
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    is that mikes bikes ad from the same mikes bikes we know today?!?!

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    Thanks for posting these old ads. It makes me appreciate how far equipment has come. Not necessarily the experience!

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    it IS the same mike's. i have a friend who is their warehouse manager. he says the number is STILL THE SAME after all these years!!!

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    It was this ad in Mountain Bike Action Mag that really got me into mountain bikes.
    '96 San Andreas
    '12 Santa Cruz Nickel LT
    '08 KTM 530
    '12 Toyota FJ TT
    '05 MiniCooper S
    '95 Honda HB Si
    '71 Dino 246 GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    It was this ad in Mountain Bike Action Mag that really got me into mountain bikes.
    it was the issue of MBA in which the san andreas was tested that absolutely sucked me into the sport.

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    I love this thread. I keep coming back to it and look at the pics and follow the links. It's so rich in mountain biking history
    I'm fairly new to mtb so I have alot of catching up! Thanks for everyones contributions!
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