1998-ish Litespeed Obed titanium frame. Pace rigid forks. It´s not much of a mountain bike to tell the truth, but it´s sure lightweight. Also perfect for dirt trails, gravel. I just changed the tyres for some much more fine treaded dirt jump tyres, so it´ll hopefully roll better on tarmac, which is where it spends a lot of it´s time.
I'm well into old bikes, especially mtbs having been right into xc racing since 1990. My favourite bike is still my 1990 fat city cycles team yo eddy (hence my user name I've had since I 'joined' the Internet
Its been a singlespeed for about 15 years now because... I've got another yo eddy, a slightly later one with a more usable 1 1/8" headset. This I have added a rear disc mount to the frame and its my go to hard tail.
I've also got a bontrager race, about a '90. I bought that for our himilaya bike trip and kept it since.
Got loads of other bikes inc one full susser, a 2008 Turner flux dw all decked out as a lightweight trail bike.
Building a single speed cross bike right now, based on a jamis exile ss mtb frame. I've spent more money on it then planted but it'll be lovely. I do love cross bikes and really got into racing cross when living in Oxford.
I've got a 2001 Planet X Jack Flash RAD in Little Audrey paint. Sold it many years ago to fund other purchases until recently a mate called and said someone had brought in a familiar bike to trade. So I bought it back in a mostly complete but sorry state. Still had the Tioga Factory DH Tyres on it, missing most of it's Magura HS33 Quicksilvers and the drivetrain had seen better days. Proudly still wearing the original Saddle, mismatched grips and Little Audrey Saddle. Bought a set of Fluro Yellow Race Line D HS33's, new chainring, chain, cables, brake pads, headset bearings and set to work. Managed to find a set of 2001 Marzocchi Bomber Z1 MCR's. Only 100mm travel, but hopefully a properly battered set of Z1 Drop Offs are on their way to me so I can rob the springs out of them and bring them up to 130mm. Swapped out the longer Planet X stem and narrow bars for a Spank 50mm Stem and a Renthal Fatbar and gave everything else a good clean.
Rides better than many of the bikes I've had in recent years
1990 yo eddy - still my favourite bike due to how long I've owned it and all the fun I continue to have riding it (it certainly raises eyebrows at the various trail spots about Tasman region - "how's he having so much fun riding that old thing here?!!!!"
1998 Yo eddy - I rode this one hard for ages,added disc mount and white brothers fork. Over the years of hard riding it shined but eventually its down tube developed a decent crack starting right at the pointy end of what I think was a badly designed gusset.
I welded in a new Reynolds 853 tube, gave it a quick rattle can paint job and back into service it went. Still my main hardtail...
My '90 ish Bontrager race. Saw me through a great trip over the Himilayas (there's a thread of the trip on RR )
My 2009 turner flux. Now actually looking a bit classic, especially with the untrendy 26" wheels (which apparently you can not successfully have fun on anymore...) I have been slowly blinging this bike out making it a lighter fast xc type trail bike. It has some sexy uk made Pace forks - which leak oil just like any proper British made thing ...
Here's a short vid of some of the riding about our place , me on my '98 yo
I'm been working by the Med for most of the last year and picked up a great little bike by Spanish maker Mondraker, It was soon fitted an electric conversion kit (rear wheel motor + battery hidden under the panniers), great fun and it was my only transport last year, from June when the kit was fitted I managed 1,500km's in the first 6 months. Public transport here is cheap, relaible, and very bike-friendy (a 100km round trip on the train cost under £10)
For cheap parts (but unpredictable stock) the best place I've found is www.ebay.co.uk/usr/bankrupt_bike_parts The coloured tyres are by Curio and I like them a lot ! They're cheap, very easy to go fast, never had a puncture yet, and are great on B-roads. The only downside is they are hopeless on wet grass or mud curiouk.com/
All trains here have vertical bike racks, very handy.
I did lots of mountain biking during most of the 90's. I've still got my Cannondale Super V that got used for just about everything. And my brother still has his Scott Downhill bike from 96. Over 7 inches of rear wheel travel. Superb piece of engineering.
But my first mountain bike was a Raleigh Dynatech, sadly got stolen. The original Dynatechs had the tubes bonded in to lugs. A few years ago I went hunting for another one. This has been a little bit of a black hole. I now have three Dynatechs.
The same model that I had stolen, although a size larger and with riser bars.
An aluminium Dynatech. Made by Raleigh USA. Always wanted one back in the day but never had the chance.
And finally the most recent addition. A Raleigh Dynatech Decade. This one is a bit special, so far the only one known to still be around. The frame is a mix of MMC and titanium. With X lite titanium forks. It is very light and fun to ride. A lot of work to be done at some point to sort out all the correct parts for it.
I have this Peugeot i think its called Aluminium 550 or that might just be what its made of i brought it new in the ninety's, I knew a bloke who knew the manager of peugeot cycles uk so i could get one super cheap so spent an absolute fortune for me and got the best i could with the logic being i would never be able to afford better and it would last which it did until about 6 or 7 years ago when i got jealous of my wifes new mtb. Know being late teens early twenties and it being the ninety's i cant actually remember exactly what year i got it but it got properly used and abused and really took it all in its stride i did buckle the rear wheel and got the deep rim which i thought was an improvement but didn't really have a clue and the other extras are all my own work as well. Because it came from the factory direct to me it was built up for me so not sure if the STX brakes and gears are standard to the model or not. As i said it did get abused and even ended up being ridden into the swimming pool by a friend at run to the sun in Newquay again would have been the ninetys so unsure what year ...so very very hazy i can remember doing a lot of silly things but unsure when...and the only thing wrong apart from the cobwebs is the forks now wont hold air i have inspected them for all of 1 minute to see if i could dismantle them and service / repair them but they don't obviously come apart, I will at some point just replace them hopefully with an upgraded but period correct set. I can not find any info or catalogues online with it in to narrow the year of manufacture down so if any one has any knowledge of peugeot bikes it would be appreciated.
My bike buying has taken a massive hit from covid, in fact I'm down from 30 at 1 point to 6 now.
Bit jealous to be honest, my bike buying has gone out of control!
To make matters worse the current version of my Magna Figitive seems to be the only bike I want to ride at the moment so I probably don't even need the other 100+ bikes that are cluttering up my back yard. Mrs Pistonpopper thinks it's time for a bit of a culling, she's probably right but I feel I'll miss her when she's gone!