Posts Tagged ‘90s’

Mo Olmo.

July 12, 2010

So I found my lockring, attached it and went riding, now here it is, in all it’s glory, straight back after it’s maiden voyage as the ‘silver shadow’.

We went on a lovely 30 or so miler yesterday evening with Hardysan on his brand new and totally luscious Parlee. It was a beautiful ride in the evening sun around West heath, Blackwell, Wythall, Lickey hills and then some… I tell you, it was probably the most hills in succession I have ridden round these parts. Not bad training for a european excursion, perhaps do the route 3 times on an empty stomach, with a rucksack on and flat tyres, I’m sure that’d be training enough.

It was all gravy until I reached about 5 miles from home and 30 minutes before the World Cup final began, when I heard “crunch, click, crunch, click, clunk, click”. Strange, so I looked down and to my horror I noticed that the noise that had been coming from the rear of the bicycle for the past few weeks was indeed what I thought it might have been… A knackered freewheel. Damn thing had pretty much fallen off and it was now refusing to engage and turn the wheel.

I had known something was up since I got these wheels, A clunking every now and then when spinning at high revs, but until something broke I had no idea what it was exactly, thankfully it chose to fail in relative walking distance from my home.

Next up it’s a relentless hunt for a 6 speed block and preferably Regina!

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Roche jersey Hotness.

May 28, 2010

Mash got a new jersey.

May 24, 2010

Yeah, it’s lovely isn’t it? 90s inspired neon hotness! But continuing on with today’s sun induced self indulgence here is a selection of my personal favourite Neon jerseys and for the record, the following jersey that I like to call the ‘Gavatron’ ( because of how it makes me feel when wearing ) is the jersey I like to wear most.

The Gavatron. The best.

Disgusting. Cheap Ebay purchase that is thankfully, too small.

Ace. Another Ebay purchase to go with my Raleigh stash but this one, to my disappointment, was also too small.

1993.

May 4, 2010

I love photographs of people going about there business, doing their things unaware of any lens and of any camera and this is no exception. Taken from an amazing set of pictures from the early 90s of Messenger life in New York… Well worth a peep!

Props to Tracko for the linky.

Specialized Scan 1993.

April 27, 2010

The best looking spoked carbon wheel of them all.

Ciclolinea Peltan Shade.

October 30, 2009

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I have been looking for this bar tape for months and google searches of ‘fade tape’, ‘faded bar tape’, and all other variations on the word ‘fade’ produced nothing!

‘Shade’ is the word I should have used folks and had I known that sooner it may have saved me a whole lot if time and heartache but anyway I have now found it.

It is called ‘Peltan Shade’ and it is made by Ciclolinea.

This ebay seller has a few NOS sets of them in various colours so if you have an eighties/nineties whip that you are looking to spruce up then look no further because this stuff really looks the business.

Ciclolinea Peltan Shade is also strangely reminding me of these: Nike Air ( Agassi ) Tech Challenge.
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Klein appreciation.

August 27, 2009

Between the ages of 14 and 17 I used to race Downhill mountain bikes and at that time I would have either been riding a beat up GT RTS ( terribly designed linkage system ) or a Jamis Dakar ( amazing ) and of course both complete with Rock Shox Judy DHs, ‘V’ brakes, Renthal Motocross bars ( because that was how we rolled ) and all manner of anodized bits ‘n’ bobs.

I remember after one race looking over at a few pros and seeing what I now know to be a bunch of Klein Mantras. Instantly I fell in love. Maybe it was the ridiculously oversized tubing? Perhaps it was the day-glo paint that was calling me out? I don’t know but what I do know is I still have a soft spot in my heart for the Klein and if I could ever get my hands on a fully rigid Attitude I would be one stoked boy!

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