Category: MTB accessories | Vintage MTB parts for sale

Control Tech oldschool bar ends

I am not 100% sure but I think that these are genuine Control Tech bar ends. Originally bar ends where available as cinch type and internal wedge type, today all bar ends are cinch type, but in 1991 it was not strange to run a pair of internal wedge type neon green onZa bar ends […]

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Posted in Barends on Mar 15th, 2011, 4:50 pm by Retro mountain biker  2 comments   

Bontrager 120 mm ahead stem

This is a genuine Bontrager stem that is 120 mm long with a 10 degree rise *mind blown*. 1 1/8 size. Seems like US vintage MTB freaks goes off anything drop bar. Just put a drop bar on any ugly vintage steel MTB (or toothpaste like soldered alu bottle frame) and their jaws hit the […]

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Posted in Stems on Feb 1st, 2011, 1:08 am by Retro mountain biker     

ODI Yeti logo grips

These handlebar grips where marketed as “own a pair of Yetis for five bucks” IIRC. Very funny advertising because I remember I wanted to purchase a Yeti ARC in 1993, and it had a neat price of ‘only’ 1895 dollar, remember though that included a Yeti designed Answer Accu-Trax rigid fork. Wow what a bargain, […]

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Posted in Grips, Yeti on Feb 1st, 2011, 1:03 am by Retro mountain biker     

Genuine Ringle Cam Twist seat post quick release

This is a genuine Ringle Cam Twist seat post quick release. The difference between the Cam Twist and the TiStix is that the rod is made in Titanium in the TiStix skewers. A standard Shimano quick relase is closed by just closing the lever, but the Ringle Cam Twist is closed by closing the lever […]

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Posted in Quick releases on Sep 13th, 2010, 6:24 pm by Retro mountain biker     

Control Tech Ti bolt ons blue anodized quick releases

These are Control Tech bolt on titanium skewers. They are made out of aluminium and titanium. The axle is titanium and the bolt and cap is made from aluminium. For a short while I think these quick releases where the lightest of the times but you could not really call these proper quick releases since […]

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Posted in Quick releases on May 15th, 2010, 11:47 am by Retro mountain biker     

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     

Zoom 120 mm 1-1/4 inch cr-mo MTB quill stem

Zoom is a relatively famous old school brand that had a line of MTB-parts such as stems, handlebar, bar ends and seatposts. They are probably most famous for the Zoom stem which was OEM-equipment on quite a lot of bikes back in the day and for a handlebar with integrated bar ends called the Brahma-bar. […]

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Posted in Stems on Oct 18th, 2009, 10:54 pm by Retro mountain biker     

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