Archives: November, 2009 | Vintage MTB parts for sale

Genuine Ringle H2O water bottle cage, second generation

I am a big fan of the Ringle H2O water bottle cage because it is such a great mountain bike product. Functionality wise, there are better water bottle cages, it can be a bit difficult to insert and take the bottle out of the cage if mounted to a small frame. The Ringle H2O bottle […]

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Posted in Bottle cages on Nov 26th, 2009, 1:49 am by Retro mountain biker     

original Ringle violet 3D lavender Ti Stix quick releases (Maybe not)

Nothing is more iconic of vintage mountain bike components than Ringle Ti Stix quick releases with its round holes and toxic striking looking purple anodized color clashing with traditional silver and black components. But it was not only good looks that sold these quick releases, they where a bit lighter than stock Shimano quick releases […]

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Posted in Quick releases on Nov 26th, 2009, 1:23 am by Retro mountain biker  9 comments   

onZa Chill Pills cantilever brake cable hangers

Maybe it’s just me but sometimes I wonder why onZa decided to market their cool MTB CNC cable hanger as Ecstasy pills, labelled “chill pills”. I do not get the connection between drug/narcotics and Mountain biking, but perhaps maybe onZa was having a vision of the future where some Yeti riders of the day would […]

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Posted in Cable hangers on Nov 26th, 2009, 12:52 am by Retro mountain biker     

Shimano M730 Deore XT seatpost – not pathetic genuine rare and vintage

Shimano makes seatpost, may come as news to somebody. Well at least they used to, I do not know if they produce seatposts anymore under the Shimano label but the old school posts was robust and relatively nice looking parts. The black Shimano M730 seatpost has a simple one bolt saddle clamp system that is […]

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Posted in Seatposts, Shimano Deore XT on Nov 14th, 2009, 1:40 pm by Retro mountain biker