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  • It's a good time for tanwalls. We have so many options these days. I have a bit more clearance on this bike, so thinking of going a bit bigger.

  • Love this! Like you, I used to lust after one of these, but I was a poor student at the time and could never afford one.

  • It's so hard to find decent 26" wheels now. Anyone got a line on some?

  • Raleigh Nitro 15 from 96
    Someone have experienced it ? Is It good enough ?

  • What kind of thing, I have a friend who has some Deore XT Parallax on Mavic he might be selling?

  • I have a nice wheelset -
    Suntour XC Pro hubs with Campagnolo Atek rims.
    Pictures on this old link - http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtop­ic.php?f=6&t=396502
    And can take further if interested

  • I bought a set of these from here... xt m8000 hubs, with dt swiss 535 rims... think it came to about £160 all in...

    https://www.taylor-wheels.com/search?sSe­arch=dt%2Bswiss%2B535&p=1

  • Just bought this nice Technium.
    I'm kinda impressed about its good condition (from 1990 I think, my birth year :) )
    I'm gonna change it into an urban single speed, any advice on the hub/chain I should pick?


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  • I only knew them from Mountain Bike Action magazine, don't think they were even for sale here in Belgium. :-)

  • My NeoRetro Nakamura is almost done. Just need to polish the raw things.


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  • That's nice.

  • Dug this up:

    Installed it:

    Paired it with a DX rear mech:

    Nothing can beat this in my book. Crisp and quick shifting.

  • Nice. Friction is awesome.

  • That's very nice. My advice, which you're obviously free to ignore, would be not to singlespeed it, and have some sweet friction shifting action front and rear...but up to you.

  • My NeoRetro Nakamura is almost done. Just need to polish the raw things.

    Whoa! Can we get a detail shot of those cranks? I'd been thinking of polishing up some M7100/M8100s but have never seen a photo of anyone having done it.

  • A DeKerf with a Cannondale fork? That is odd.

  • Had to use something. It seems to work well to be honest and I can't be arsed to shift through the net trying to find an original.
    Not sure how I'll be building this. I've gone through a fair few builds with old MTB frames, so not really looking to go all out.

    Maybe some purple stuff and old XTR.

  • I have these xt thumbies on my 1989 Stumpjumper but need to finish it. When I started mountainbiking (1991), shimano already replaced these by the push/push shifters so never experienced these.

  • That seems like a nice way to ride however that's gonna be my daily bike for work so I might prefer to keep it simple, I appreciate the easiness of single speed.

  • One of my best friends needed a bike, we got him this beautiful Miyata. Aluminium front triangle, CrMo rear, joint by a bolt up top and somehow glued at the bottom part. Masterpiece of a bike.
    The cockpit is upgraded, rest (bar tyres, bottle cage, locks etc) are original. 700CX STIs are fantastic, and they were a perfect match for this very machine.


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  • Spectacular
    Love it

  • Cheers!

    And here's my Corratec again:


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  • Every Miyata has a bit of Greg Herbold in it. Gorgeous, @vp1337.


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  • Hell yeah, cheers!

  • ive just got a corratec, cross/touring thing, building it up as my lockup bike. The multicoloured crossbow ones are wild but again, people seem to be asking silly money now they are a 'classic'

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