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Whats some of the cooler stuff from the "good ol days" of dhing? Just kinda getting all nostalgic over some of the cool stuff from the ghosts of DH past. I know its not too long ago, but i always thought that some how the Shimano Airlines were pretty cool. I think there was a guy that got a set and threw a NOS stiker on his air tank. That was rad

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and who can forget these sexy wheels that were under a lycra covered Johnny T when he won the world championships back in the day (was that the same year he won both the XC and DH championships?). I know its not the Tioga that he was riding, but its more or less the same thing:



And I wanted one of these in the worst way, but i thought that 3" of travel on a fork for DH'ing was almost too much:skep: I wound up getting a 3.5" RST MOZO Pro, I was such a bada$$ on my long travel fork.



And then there was this bad boy. Was at a perfomance bike shop when i guy came in with one of these on the front of his bike. Said it was the best fork he had ever tried. I think it was like 500-600 bucks back in the day. I was in awe.



oh crap i could go on and on. Still am amazed at how far thing have come just in the last 3-4years, let alone the last 10. I'm getting old. Anybody else got some sweet old stuff or pics of stuff laying around?
 

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The fork that ruled for half a decade!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Damn or should I say riders!!!!!!!!!!
BTW youngsters those are the fastest MTBs of all time each with 10 or more championships under their belts!!!!!!!!!
 

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:
very cool history lesson............:thumbsup:
It was kinda scary when i realized that i have been Mtn Biking for over half my life (only 26). All I gotta say is this website rocks. They gots all the old cool stuff in there. The only thing they are missing is a pic of the tie died kooka cranks.
I think norba needs to step it up and start a "retro" class for DH racing. Have travel limits, cant run a chain ring under 46t. No DC forks and you get an extra 30seconds knocked off you time if you where a vintage lycra speed suit and oakley razor glasses.
 

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I'm too young to be remembering this stuff, but it is interesting to see how far technology has advanced.

-Nate
 

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Hehehe - old stuff - I've got a set of airlines on my path bike just for fun!



Also have one of the tension disc wheels set up on a vintage road bike:

 

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What is the airlines for?
air shifting. its really interesting how it was designed. i almost bought one off a guy a few months back, but ended up needing to fix something so i didnt. i believe it gives you a more reliable shift and almsot eliminates ghost shifting?
 

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I wish my scanner was functioning. I've got old "film" pics of my '95 Trek Y33 Y-bike with a massive 3" Judy XC and a whopping 4" of rear travel. White Bros. made the 3" cartridge for the Judy. I won my class in a DH race in '96 on that bike. What was classified as a DH course in '96 was also rather humorous. In short order I had a 5" RST Hi-5 dual crown fork on that Trek with a longer stroke rear shock that gave 5" of travel. That frame had so many cracks in the carbon when I was through with it, that it's a wonder I wasn't killed...LOL! Believe it or not, however, Trek warranteed that frame for a newer generation Y33 which I quickly sold. Disc brakes?...yeah, I had a set of those on my motorcycle...LOL! I finally got a set of Hayes hydros in '98. Ahhh...the good ol' days.
 

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deoreo said:
Hehehe - old stuff - I've got a set of airlines on my path bike just for fun!



Also have one of the tension disc wheels set up on a vintage road bike:

dude you kick my a$$. you even have the AC chain ring on there. :cornut:
 

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Oooh...mtb, did you ever ride one of those? A riding buddy had one, and that was the "boingiest" rear end I've even felt. Isn't that circa '93-'94? And check out that stem length...that was stylin'.
 

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Oooh...mtb, did you ever ride one of those? A riding buddy had one, and that was the "boingiest" rear end I've even felt. Isn't that circa '93-'94? And check out that stem length...that was stylin'.
'93 / '94 seems about right. I test rode one of those in WInter Park right about then, it brings me great pride to have time in on what is sure to be known decades from now as the sh1ttiest suspension design known to man.

I actually had an Odyssey "DH" steering damper in '91 or so - it was the scariest piece of equipment to ever grace one of my bikes.
 

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TNC said:
Oooh...mtb, did you ever ride one of those? A riding buddy had one, and that was the "boingiest" rear end I've even felt......
one of my homboys actually still has one of those trek jammies. back in the day it was the first time i had ever even seen or ridden a fully. i was amazed and yet scared at the same time. my guess is that it's a '93...
 
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