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Mountain Tamer Triple adapter

Mountain Tamer Triple adapter lets you use a smaller than 24 tooth chainring as your granny ring.
The MtnTamer consists of a machines aluminium spider which is bolted to the crank just as a typical 26/24 tooth chainring is secured to any old school crank.
On the machined aluminium spider you can use sprockets from a freewheel [...]

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Posted in Drivetrain on Jul 25th, 2009, 5:09 pm by Retro mountain biker     

Shimano M900 XTR catalogue from the early 90′ies

When I was a little kid I wanted an XTR group, however it was quite expensive so I had to be happy I had this XTR catalogue instead that I got for free.
With the great progress of the Internet, it is with great feelings I can now share my precious Shimano XTR catalogue with you [...]

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Posted in Shimano XTR on Jul 16th, 2009, 7:54 pm by Retro mountain biker  2 comments   

Answer Taperlite blue anodized handlebar

This is a nice Easton aluminium handlebar that is a little bit heavier than the Answer Hyperlite 148 gram handlebar that came after this one.
Taperlites where made by Answer, a Motorcycle company IIRC. Later on they purchased rights to the Manitou fork and also produced the Manitou frames until focusing on suspension forks primarily.

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Posted in Handlebars on Jul 13th, 2009, 1:33 pm by Retro mountain biker  1 comment