Vintage MTB parts for sale

Shimano old school cantilever brakes BR-M732 and BR-MT62

The silver brake is a Shimano BR-MT62 Deore II cantilever brake, the black brake is a Shimano BR-M732 Deore XT cantilever brake. As you notice, the parts number is different even though the only difference is the color, black and silver. Actually the silver brake is from an older group set I think and the […]

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Posted in Shimano Deore XT on May 29th, 2010, 11:10 pm by Retro mountain biker  4 comments   

Bombproof Shimano Deore II BL-MT63 cantilever brake levers

These Simano Deore II two finger brake levers are the proper old school brake lever of choice for any serious MTB around the beginning of the 90’ies. They most surely look like boat anchors today, and yes compared to the latest KCNC 45 gram brake levers these ARE boat anchors. But back in the day […]

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Posted in Shimano Deore XT on May 29th, 2010, 11:02 pm by Retro mountain biker     

Shimano XTR M900 Cantilever brakes

Best kept secret in the bike world is that the more CNC machined a brake was the better it worked.  It seems like that myth have been broken by the mythbusters expanding their knowledge and internet presence on such enlightened places as MTBR vintage forums. We must thankfully be very nice to these nice people […]

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Posted in Shimano XTR on May 15th, 2010, 12:06 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     

Manitou 2 CNC machined high end suspension fork from Manitou

Manitou was a frame shop and MTB-thinktank back in the early days of mountain biking. Manitou is known for their original aluminium MTB frame that had some unique aspects. First the frame was made of unpainted polished alloy tubes, some parts of the frame were CNC-machined and Manitou had his own fork, a rigid very […]

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Posted in Suspension forks, Yeti on Oct 17th, 2009, 12:25 am by Retro mountain biker  1 comment   

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