Archives: 2009   September

Cool oldschool picture of retro MTB rider in Stockholm

I thought I would share a cool retro MTB picture from the 80’ies. This is from way back when mountain bikes where introduced to the mainstream market in Sweden.
In these times of highly specialized bikes meant for a single niche it is refreshing to think of classic 80’ies MTB that could be ridden downhill, uphill, [...]

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Posted in Cool retro pictures on Sep 29th, 2009, 4:24 pm by Retro mountain biker     

Retro Yeti Ultimate vintage collector mountain bike frame

 
Here in Sweden vintage Yeti frames or bikes typically do not show up on classified ads very often so I was excited to find a classic retro Yeti Ultimate bike on one of Sweden’s more popular online classifieds site.
After an initial discussion with the seller, one packet of Yeti Ultimate was on its way to Vintage-MTB-Parts [...]

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Posted in Yeti on Sep 15th, 2009, 10:15 pm by Retro mountain biker  2 comments   

Custom shaped vintage titanium Selle Italia Flite saddle

This is a highly unique offering. It is a genuine original retro Selle Italia titanium Flite saddle that has been customized by an unknown Swedish bicycle genius (or moron depending on how you view the item).
Yes, it has been stripped of its original leather!
Yes, it has been stripped of its original soft layer of foam [...]

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Posted in Saddles on Sep 7th, 2009, 12:08 pm by Retro mountain biker  2 comments   

Avid tri dangle straddle wire hangers

Avid Tri-aligns must be the most over-engineered unnecessary bicycle part ever. I mean, does a straddle wire hanger really need five index bolts?
Ok, so the bolt are tiny, and not really bolts at all, they are more like tiny fasteners to hold the wires in place.
No doubt cantilever brakes with this Avid Tri dangle straddle wire [...]

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Posted in Cable hangers on Sep 7th, 2009, 11:56 am by Retro mountain biker     

Bontrager 31.6mm comp seatpost

Once upon a time Bontrager was associated with hardcore steel MTB frames that aimed for perfection by execution rather than good looks and visual design.
This hardcore mindset was applied to components with the aim of producing longer lasting, safer and better components than anybody else.
Critics may claim Bontrager products where also the most boring looking [...]

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Posted in Seatposts on Sep 6th, 2009, 12:37 am by Retro mountain biker     

Retro genuine Yeti Cycles downtube logo stickers

Thinking of repainting your vintage Yeti frame?
This pair of genuine (not repro) vintage Yeti Cycles stickers would look awesome on that fresh painted turquoise painted Yeti FRO, Ultimate or ARC. You will have to do the cutting though which any scissor will handle, but it is up to you not to cut this fine piece [...]

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Posted in Stickers, Yeti on Sep 6th, 2009, 12:24 am by Retro mountain biker  3 comments   

Retro onZa stickers

I remember when you used to see these Onza stickers on every MTB you saw (or it seemed like that). They came with Onza products, and Onza sold quite a few products in the early 90’ies so no wonder everyone had to put the stickers on their bike in an attempt of making their bike [...]

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Posted in Stickers on Sep 6th, 2009, 12:19 am by Retro mountain biker  1 comment   

Genuine Yeti Cycles head badge sticker featuring Yeti man

Frames and parts wears down with time –yes, even frames as hardcore as those by Yeti Cycles-, at least with frames you can make it look as new with a repaint.
Sourcing stickers for your favourite frame have never been easier than now, if you can not find it on the internet you can always create [...]

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Posted in Stickers, Yeti on Sep 6th, 2009, 12:05 am by Retro mountain biker  3 comments   

Vintage Yeti cycles catalog

Nothing is more hardcore and vintage than anything Yeti Cycles <1995. There are some serious vintage retro Yeti Cycles collectors out there all around the world lounging for –and paying big money for- hardcore steel frames, racing turquoise parts and the occasional dented but still expensive 1992 Yeti ARC gray/turquoise dart painted frame ”l@@k r@r3 [...]

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Posted in Catalogs on Sep 5th, 2009, 11:51 pm by Retro mountain biker  1 comment