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You know you've been a mountain biker for a long time if....

Postby fireboy » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:39 pm

....you remember the term ATB.

.... you remember ODI Mushroom Grips.

....you remember "biopace" rings.

.... add your own below.... :rock:
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Re: You know you've been a mountain biker for a long time if

Postby fireboy » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:47 am

Tap tap.. This thing on??

How about.... If you remember bottle cages and saddle bags on mountain bikes

......you remember when 3 inches of travel and 2 inch tires were "extreme".
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Re: You know you've been a mountain biker for a long time if

Postby Spaceman613 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:45 am

7 speed cassettes being the norm.

the revalutionary grift shift introduction

Ringle' nuff said!

those groovy peace sign canti brake cable hanger things
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Re: You know you've been a mountain biker for a long time if

Postby shirvbc » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:55 am

you remember v-brakes being an upgrade
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Re: You know you've been a mountain biker for a long time if

Postby mcwrath » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:43 am

you've been around long enough to see yet another "you've been a mountain biker for a long time if" threads on the forum! :moon:
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Re: You know you've been a mountain biker for a long time if

Postby worldb1 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:34 pm

"rigid" was the standard and "hardtail" was full suspension, excuse me, the only suspension
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Re: You know you've been a mountain biker for a long time if

Postby fireboy » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:48 am

You've been around long enough to remember tim, again, pointing out another "you've been a mountain biker a long time if.. " thread. :crazy:

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Re: You know you've been a mountain biker for a long time if

Postby Marco » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:43 pm

do you remember...

...when 63mm was a long travel suspension fork?

...what life was like before clipless pedals?

...WHY they are called "clipless pedals when, you clearly use them to "clip in" to your bike?

and on...
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Re: You know you've been a mountain biker for a long time if

Postby fireboy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:44 am

This....
first trail day.jpg


Can you name all the faces?? :thumbsup:
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Re: You know you've been a mountain biker for a long time if

Postby Billy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:02 pm

I spot Jason Kassis, and I'll bet Stacy Stinson is in the background? A little blurry for my old eyes.
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And - who remembers that funky purple/yellow Pamba site started by Roger Hack???
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