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enduramil
05-27-2008, 02:06 AM
Was digging though some parts today and found a couple of things that made me laugh.

-Sharf fin

-Bula Hats

-Seatpost pumps

-Mountain Tamer

-Neon Tights

-Acerbis Derr guard

-Biopace Chainrings




Trini-dad72
05-27-2008, 02:16 AM
Girvin Fork
http://www.timpilling.u-net.com/images/Girvin_linkage_fork.JPG

Marsenault
05-27-2008, 03:26 AM
3" Gazzi's

big-ted
05-27-2008, 04:25 AM
majin?

walleater
05-27-2008, 04:29 AM
Tri bars?

http://images.fotopic.net/?iid=y9z8zf&outx=800&quality=70

Though I guess there's plenty else wrong with that photo too....

FlipSide
05-27-2008, 04:31 AM
- Cross-brace on 3" rise bars.
- Kawazaki green 24" MODO (with 3" Gazz. of course)
- Seats so big they could probably accept 2 riders
- Steering dampers
- Making fun of XC weight weenies.

Cooper
05-27-2008, 04:32 AM
landings

Aeropusher
05-27-2008, 04:38 AM
Was digging though some parts today and found a couple of things that made me laugh.

-Sharf fin

-Bula Hats

-Seatpost pumps

-Mountain Tamer

-Neon Tights

-Acerbis Derr guard

-Biopace Chainrings

3 out of 7 sitting on a bike in my basement.
but...it's also got chainstay mounted U brakes, a tioga T-bone stem, and bar ends....I shudder everytime I go into the basement.

big-ted
05-27-2008, 04:38 AM
- Making fun of XC weight weenies.

Nothing wrong here. DH weight weenies are just as bad.

Cooper
05-27-2008, 04:42 AM
Nothing wrong here. DH weight weenies are just as bad.

They're worse haha

insulinjunkie
05-27-2008, 04:45 AM
cross braces, square tapered cranks, toe straps.

yellowdogx
05-27-2008, 04:50 AM
I second the chainstay mounted u brake. Just in case your brake wasn't anough of a hunk of shit lets mount it down here where it will get covered in crap....

How about isis drive? Good idea terrible small bearings.

C.C.
05-27-2008, 04:55 AM
Onza H.O. clipless pedals.

Rock Shox Quadra.

Carbuncle
05-27-2008, 05:55 AM
Onza H.O. clipless pedals.

Damn, I loved those. In retrospect, they really sucked major balls.

Anything made by Control Tech or Kooka

Expensive cantilever brakes

GT

Elastomer anything

Helmet covers

enduramil
05-27-2008, 06:00 AM
-URT

-Elevated chainstays

-Zap

Dantes Inferno
05-27-2008, 06:20 AM
Internation Standard

nm, its still stupid and still haunts us.

HIBuLlitT
05-27-2008, 06:58 AM
- Steering dampers


Still lovin my damper, it weighs nothing and gives so much in return.

FlipSide
05-27-2008, 09:17 AM
Yeah, I knew I was going to get that comment. I actually never owned one...I just posted that because it was super hot a few years ago and it seems tohave totally vanished from the market now.

Some more 90's stuff:
- 140+ mm long stems
- Ultra-narrow handlebars

Heathen
05-27-2008, 01:11 PM
The Rocky Pipeline. Floating BB... yuck.
http://c4.pinkbike.com/photo/1936/pbpic1936398.jpg



I wish I had a pic of the purple and green of the black and orange ones that every buddy had...LOL

Heathen
05-27-2008, 01:26 PM
http://photos.nsmb.com/files/2/4/7/1/5/Pipeline1.jpg

PUNKY
05-27-2008, 03:32 PM
Was digging though some parts today and found a couple of things that made me laugh.

-Sharf fin

-Bula Hats

-Seatpost pumps

-Mountain Tamer

-Neon Tights

-Acerbis Derr guard

-Biopace Chainrings


Pics or it never happened.

2step Totem :lol:

JdanS
05-27-2008, 03:48 PM
Excuse my ignorance but what is a "Sharf fin"?

biggles604
05-27-2008, 04:00 PM
Excuse my ignorance but what is a "Sharf fin"?

:lol:. I never saw the point in the shark fin. I've never had the chain suck in from the top before.
While we are on chain suck; what about the anti-chain-suck thing?

-URT
The Rocky Pipeline. Floating BB... yuck.

Enduramil beat you to it :)

-Zap

/EOT

xy9ine
05-27-2008, 04:43 PM
Some more 90's stuff:
- 140+ mm long stems
- Ultra-narrow handlebars

i ran that setup for a while (it was indeed the cool thing to do): 150mm flat syncros stem, 20" shotgun bar, & steerhorns. classic. now imagine riding the shore with this (and the seat at full extension; dropping the seat was lame).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/xy9ine/rascal2.jpg

i'll add geeky oakleys as well (i've owned examples of each, sadly):

http://www.o-review.com/images/Blade/RazorBlade_NeonYellow_Orange.jpg
http://www.o-review.com/images/Other/FactoryPilotEyeshades_Green_Grey.jpg

Aeropusher
05-27-2008, 04:54 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/xy9ine/rascal2.jpg


..........wow....that looks pretty much like the one hiding in my basement....

xy9ine
05-27-2008, 04:55 PM
..........wow....that looks pretty much like the one hiding in my basement....

what frame?

rewoga
05-27-2008, 04:55 PM
Trek Y Bikes - I rode one for 7 years - long stem - flat bar - elastomer fork - link to pic when I sold it - note the riser bars. Brake boosters!

http://photos.nsmb.com/files/2/5/1/2/5/treknewtri.JPG

uggghhhhh

(pic is really big - thus all you get is a link)

biggles604
05-27-2008, 04:58 PM
..........wow....that looks pretty much like the one hiding in my basement....

Right down to the classic smoke/dart tyre combo?

Aeropusher
05-27-2008, 05:02 PM
what frame?
..was thinking more of the bars/levers/horns...but an mid '80's Kuwahara frame......btw...were those XTR fronts??

Right down to the classic smoke/dart tyre combo?
...not entirely sure, but I wouldnt doubt it.

sanrensho
05-27-2008, 05:08 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/xy9ine/rascal2.jpg


I want those thumbshifters!

xy9ine
05-27-2008, 05:28 PM
..was thinking more of the bars/levers/horns...but an mid '80's Kuwahara frame......btw...were those XTR fronts??


it's xt stuff (xtr wasn't introduced yet). i picked the pink klein last year & the parts spec was all original circa 1990. some serious nostalgic content.

rewoga
05-27-2008, 05:44 PM
it's xt stuff (xtr wasn't introduced yet). i picked the pink klein last year & the parts spec was all original circa 1990. some serious nostalgic content.

The Y-33 pic I posted has some serious, original, 1991 XTR components on it - hubs, BB?, crank, shifter/lever combo. Had teh low-pro canti's right up to the last year I was riding it. That stuff was money!

I even have some STX-RC parts lying around...

Robot
05-27-2008, 05:54 PM
Ugly aftermarket crowns (http://www.pinkbike.com/news/function-bikes-inertia-crowns-2008.html).

Aeropusher
05-27-2008, 05:56 PM
it's xt stuff (xtr wasn't introduced yet). i picked the pink klein last year & the parts spec was all original circa 1990. some serious nostalgic content.

*doh*

Mic
05-27-2008, 06:27 PM
I remember some Tioga wheels Tomac was running - gosh, they looked ridiculous and did not work at all.

If you can find a pic I rep you.

shirk
05-27-2008, 06:28 PM
i'll add geeky oakleys as well (i've owned examples of each, sadly):

http://www.o-review.com/images/Blade/RazorBlade_NeonYellow_Orange.jpg
http://www.o-review.com/images/Other/FactoryPilotEyeshades_Green_Grey.jpg

I soo want some of those old school Oakleys. I don't much like Oakley as a brand, but I want those shades.

I want those thumbshifters!

I have a set of those on stinky_riders commuter bike.

Long live thumbshifters.

shirk
05-27-2008, 06:30 PM
I remember some Tioga wheels Tomac was running - gosh, they looked ridiculous and did not work at all.

If you can find a pic I rep you.

http://www.singletrackworld.com/mod/submit/images/1260-5.jpg

Wayne P
05-27-2008, 06:31 PM
I think just about everything listed here I never did like. The 3" Gazzi trend with Monster T's and 3 peice cranks - I used to bug my friends for riding that shit all the time. Here I was trying to lighten up my Balfa BB7 with light wheels, fork, cranks, short steer tube, ti saddle, XC post, etc etc... trying to get it to 40lbs. All these guys' bikes weighed in excess of 55lbs and they were proud of it. :lol:

Robot
05-27-2008, 06:31 PM
I remember some Tioga wheels Tomac was running - gosh, they looked ridiculous and did not work at all.

If you can find a pic I rep you.

http://www.singletrackworld.com/mod/submit/images/1260-6.jpg

The Suginos Shirk posted look cooler though.

shirk
05-27-2008, 06:32 PM
http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/7830/03042008312vh2.jpg

Smoke
05-27-2008, 06:44 PM
I'm not gonna trash on the Shark Fin. It totally worked, and still does. I used to set my front derailleur up to intentionally throw the chain into it so I could do an emergency shift into Granny. If only I could still find one.

But since we're on the topic....

How about mullets, frame bags, and V-1 helmets?

http://www.bushpilotbiking.com/gallery/albums/wpw-20070517/normal_Smoke89.jpg

blunt boy
05-27-2008, 06:48 PM
Kona Scratch and Sniff tires.

shirk
05-27-2008, 06:52 PM
frame bags[/IMG]

This was the second upgrade I made to my 1986 Norco Mountaineer Sl after I got some toe clips.

I could pack my lunch and my gym clothes into it. I am pretty sure it meant I had the coolest bike in grade 6.

Mic
05-27-2008, 07:02 PM
What the heck is a Shark Fin?

Kona Scratch and Sniff tires.

But the ad was funny. back then Kona had some funny ads.

Here we go....another frame design I thought was cool back then.
In the same category as the Manitou full-susser which had the same shocks front and rear.

http://mombat.org/DV1000.JPG

Aeropusher
05-27-2008, 07:08 PM
What the heck is a Shark Fin?


http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/images/products/shimanodeoresharkfinbig_l.jpg

Mic
05-27-2008, 07:09 PM
Huh? WHat the heck do you use that one for?

Aeropusher
05-27-2008, 07:10 PM
I'm not gonna trash on the Shark Fin. It totally worked, and still does. I used to set my front derailleur up to intentionally throw the chain into it so I could do an emergency shift into Granny. If only I could still find one.......

.....I'll gladly remove the one sitting on my basement bike and ship it up to you.....

Marsenault
05-27-2008, 07:17 PM
I used to have a sharkfin on my old rocky mountain hammer(all ritchey'd out).

how about THE fenders? I remember everyone had them in 2002

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/webmountainbike_2001_203202

Midas
05-27-2008, 07:17 PM
Aftermarket crowns to accomodate big tires
Big tires
Riding in hiking boots
Combat Halo rims
3piece cranks
canondale headshock
kooka cranks
BMW shinburgers
Le Toy
Evil Imperial

Aeropusher
05-27-2008, 07:21 PM
Huh? WHat the heck do you use that one for?

SHIMANO SHARKFIN CHAIN DEFLECTOR
This 6.5 gram piece of resin keeps the chain from jamming between the chainstay and your tire. It isn't uncommon, if your freewheel or cassette system has some dirt or grime in it, for the chain to roll forward, off the cog, because the freewheel/freehub isn't spinning freely enough. The chain then folds up and jams, preventing the cranks or wheel from working. This deflector prevents the chain from loading into that trouble area and at the same time, acts as a chainstay protector so paint isn't chipped off your frame. Black, made in Japan.

mrraulduke
05-27-2008, 07:28 PM
http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/7830/03042008312vh2.jpg

UGGG
the butterscotch coloured Tioga Psycos............prolly the worst tire i ever had the displeasure of using.

i've tried those wheels, they were fine, except in a crosswind....

the worst thing i ever tried was a full suspension bike that used big rubber bands, like those used in the bowflex home gym.
and it had superlight wheels, built with TI spokes. has anyone ever tried moving a 25 year old matteress...how it just flops over , bends in half ect...it was like riding one of those!

Smoke
05-27-2008, 07:28 PM
.....I'll gladly remove the one sitting on my basement bike and ship it up to you.....

Really?

Aeropusher
05-27-2008, 07:37 PM
Really?

you betcha!

Smoke
05-27-2008, 07:50 PM
3602 Dunbarton Rd
Westbank, BC
V4T 1J4

But you're better off if you can deliver it in person. I know this spot with some trails......

Aeropusher
05-27-2008, 07:58 PM
But you're better off if you can deliver it in person. I know this spot with some trails......

I'll ship 'er up on the weekend..but I'll need to come up shortly thereafter and confirm it is installed and functioning properly....probably by going to that spot with the trails....

biggles604
05-27-2008, 09:04 PM
Who can forget:
http://i3.pinkbike.com/photo/1852/pbpic1852435.jpg

Oldfart
05-27-2008, 09:17 PM
Single speeds
Fixed gear road bikes (especially with rolled up jeans and canvas shoes){double especially with the saddle 10 inches higher than the bar tops cause buddy's running a track stem}
IRD metawire.
all anti chainsuck devices including the oft revered sharkfin. A better idea is a system that don't chainsuck.
Really really light ass hatchet saddles. only comfortable when you stand up.
Frickin lockouts on forks.
inertia valve lockouts that activate your suspension AFTER you smoke into a bump.
Halson forks
thumb shifters.

xy9ine
05-27-2008, 09:17 PM
Who can forget:

i rode one of the original slingshot bikes & it was actually pretty cool. had a springy in a good way feel - ie, like a lively steel hardtail x 10. not confidence inspiring to look at, no.

mrraulduke
05-27-2008, 09:40 PM
i rode one of the original slingshot bikes & it was actually pretty cool. had a springy in a good way feel - ie, like a lively steel hardtail x 10. not confidence inspiring to look at, no.

i'll second this.
the slingshot looked odd, but rode great on nice swoopy singletrack!

bcbud
05-27-2008, 09:45 PM
Leader Lawill forks and bikes
Zzyzks forks
The Original Answer DH riser bar
Bullet Bros chain tensioner the one attached to the rear derailleur with the big spring

xy9ine
05-27-2008, 09:51 PM
i'll second this.
the slingshot looked odd, but rode great on nice swoopy singletrack!

i bet you could make a great pumptrack bike with that design...

more (let the pictures do the talking):

http://www.geocities.com/cegrover/DBAxisFork.JPG

http://www.bikepro.com/products/stems/stems_jpg/a2a_softride_ahead.jpg

http://harriscyclery.net/merchant/370/images/large/biopace.jpg

yeti softride - such a sacriledge:

http://www.yetifan.com/Yeti-Allsop-Jpws.jpg

mrraulduke
05-27-2008, 09:59 PM
ohh... i saw a scott uni-shock on friday. it was on the front of an old paramount. i wanted it.

KenN
05-27-2008, 10:23 PM
Anything and everything purple ano.

Kn.

xy9ine
05-27-2008, 10:28 PM
purple is still cool (in moderation)

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2342/v10complete1cr5.jpg

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/271/v10complete4ro9.jpg

MattB
05-27-2008, 10:30 PM
Anything and everything purple ano.

Kn.

purple ano is so cool.

J0SH
05-28-2008, 12:33 AM
Frickin lockouts on forks.


Lockouts are great. I would love to have a fork I could lock out. Why do you hate them so much?

PUNKY
05-28-2008, 12:39 AM
i'll add geeky oakleys as well (i've owned examples of each, sadly):

http://www.o-review.com/images/Blade/RazorBlade_NeonYellow_Orange.jpg

dude i just got a pair of these fresh dogs last summer.

they ooze radness

Carbuncle
05-28-2008, 01:54 AM
i ran that setup for a while (it was indeed the cool thing to do): 150mm flat syncros stem, 20" shotgun bar, & steerhorns. classic. now imagine riding the shore with this (and the seat at full extension; dropping the seat was lame).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/xy9ine/rascal2.jpg

i'll add geeky oakleys as well (i've owned examples of each, sadly):

http://www.o-review.com/images/Blade/RazorBlade_NeonYellow_Orange.jpg
http://www.o-review.com/images/Other/FactoryPilotEyeshades_Green_Grey.jpg

Damn you, I want those Steerhorns!

My buddy had one of these, we all thought it was the shit!

http://www.eandsweb.com/bikes/pics/manitou/manitouFS-manitou4.jpg

Leader Lawill forks and bikes
Zzyzks forks
The Original Answer DH riser bar
Bullet Bros chain tensioner the one attached to the rear derailleur with the big spring


I know a guy who still has pieces of one of those hanging off of his bike.

menehune
05-28-2008, 02:07 AM
29ers and their riders.

pedalhound
05-28-2008, 02:57 AM
That Manitou is PIMP...I still want one of those, but I also want an ORT and a Yo Eddy....lol...I almost bought a Manitou bike back when Doug was running things...way before Answer bought them out.

I had a sharkfin, chainstay mounted U brakes (worst..design..ever), awesome neon orange lycra ceat cover, hite rite, foam specialized helmet with a neon yellow leycra helmet cover (how the hell were those things safe...lol)...and to top it all off some awesome profile bar ends...they went all the way around, I loved em.

I have also owned many pair of ugly Oakley's in the past...the yellow and blue with the irradium lenses..I had those, then after my dog chewed those to bits (I was so pissed) I got a pair of these....

http://mi.oakley.com/images/innovation/design/iconic/subzero.jpg

After I lost those I found out I needed glasses so I bought a pair of M frames with prescription lenses...lol, still have those in a box someplace.

Marsenault
05-28-2008, 04:43 AM
Josh Bender

http://www.galbraithmt.com/images/josh_bender_032302_500pix.jpg

onepunch
05-28-2008, 06:12 AM
Single speeds

Really really light ass hatchet saddles. only comfortable when you stand up.

I just spit out beer laughing...
the oakleys for sure (road bike and mountain worthy!) But soooo cool at the time
bars so narrow, and with teh rise spun down in the stem(below zero rise)
54 pound freeride bikes that "pedaled good"
aftermarket crowns on already uber heavy forks
24 inch rear wheels
giro switchblade helmet with removable full face attatchment, or as i called it, removable face attatchment. some one should have been sued for that thing...

Heathen
05-28-2008, 01:09 PM
29ers and their riders.

So true. I can't wait for this fad to die. So Ghay.

biggles604
05-28-2008, 04:14 PM
So true. I can't wait for this fad to die. So Ghay.

They have their place, and unfortunately, BC isn't one of them. If I lived in Arizona or something like that, a 29er would be pretty awesome.

i'll second this.
the slingshot looked odd, but rode great on nice swoopy singletrack!

I rode the original steel model and it felt like it was a self steering bike.

lol torque steer.

xy9ine
05-28-2008, 05:03 PM
They have their place, and unfortunately, BC isn't one of them. If I lived in Arizona or something like that, a 29er would be pretty awesome.


agreed. there's some really cool 29'ers out there (jones, wolfhound, blacksheep, etc); if we had the swoopy smooth terrain in lieu of our tight technical knarl, i'd totally own one. what i think is totally dumb is wheel diameter allegiances / squabbles. bikes are bikes.

random: for whatever reason, most mtb framebuilding 'artistry' seems to be centered around 29" wheels right now. no fair. i want a custom fillet brazed steel dh bike.

Oldfart
05-28-2008, 05:48 PM
Lockouts are great. I would love to have a fork I could lock out. Why do you hate them so much?

Well for a fork, the only time you get a lot of bobbing is when you stand and hammer. How often does that happen? If it bobs when you're riding flats, you need a coach my friend, not a lockout. On the rear, I think there are good platform shocks or "platform" suspension designs that reduce or eliminate bob. Lockouts are often a bandaid for another issue.
Like anti chainsuck devices. No one makes them anymore do they? I don't get chain suck anymore because chainrings are designed better.

jbazett
05-28-2008, 06:34 PM
Josh Bender

http://www.galbraithmt.com/images/josh_bender_032302_500pix.jpg

*Golf Clap* If only my rep gun wasn't empty......

pedalhound
05-28-2008, 06:38 PM
hah, I totaly agree on the 29r thing....I would love to ride one if I was back down in Oregon...but for the trails here I dunno. I will say I have been seeing more and more of them at Hartland and the riders have nothing but good things to say..and they are HELLA fast, but I think I will stick with my AM bike for now....I <3 suspension.

big ben
05-28-2008, 06:44 PM
Josh Bender is good people. Don't be hatin'!

29ers...good in some regions, not so good in others. Definitely not a fad IMO, will be sticking around for awhile along with 1.5" headtubes.

racingsessions
05-28-2008, 06:53 PM
magura hydraulic rim brakes...

iWish
05-28-2008, 07:26 PM
http://www.bikepro.com/products/stems/stems_jpg/n_girvin_stem.jpg

Girvin Flex Stem!! I remember when I was 14 and couldn't afford fork suspension so bought one of these thinking it was almost as good... got like half an inch of travel... at the handlebars! Woohoo! I ended up going through 3 of them in a summer, the supports in front on the elastomer (with the three holes) would just bend from a big hit (an early 90's big hit that is)... and I think I weighed like 90 pounds!

enduramil
05-29-2008, 03:15 AM
29ers and their riders.

Just to piss you off I'll be bying one now.

enduramil
05-29-2008, 03:18 AM
29ers...good in some regions, not so good in others. Definitely not a fad IMO, will be sticking around for awhile along with 1.5" headtubes.

A brief moment when we will actually agree. It's good tool say in Ontario with the terrain we got.

Carbuncle
05-29-2008, 03:50 AM
magura hydraulic rim brakes...

Hahaha, the same guy who had the Manitou full susser had the Magura Hydro rim brakes on it!

big ben
05-29-2008, 06:33 AM
A brief moment when we will actually agree.

Combine this with GW reaching 10,000 rep, and it's hard to believe the internet has not ended yet, or at least nsmb.

HIBuLlitT
05-29-2008, 06:43 AM
magura hydraulic rim brakes...

I had those on my K2 carbon proflex they rocked! Oh, then I got disc...

DrewM
05-29-2008, 07:47 AM
Some people obviously are mixing up "Product that was AWESOME for its time" with "Dumb Shit We Thought Was Cool"


GT


GT made a lot of sweet USA-made bikes back in their time. Zaskar! RTS! LTS! Just because the company now sucks three owners later, and I-Drive always sucked doesn't mean that back when they were cool their shit wasn't great for the time.


How about mullets,


Don't hate just because your lady won't let you rock the short-long.


thumb shifters.

Thumb shifters are still more reliable in the long term then a lot of options. They were also way better then their immediate replacements (early gripshit = bleck, early rapidfire = meh).

They have no place on Racing bikes of any kind but for some people they still make sense for tool around bikes and seeing as how in their hey-day they were the ONLY option you can't really say they were dumb shit.

Of course I really like grip-shift which I am sure it is only a matter of time before someone lists.

Leader Lawill forks and bikes


Way ahead of their time. Period.

magura hydraulic rim brakes...

Compared to their contemporaries you really think these suck? Have you ever owned a set? I would take my '94 Racelines over any other brake that was available at the time.

They aren't disk brakes by any means (although trials guys still seem to like them) but they rock any rim brake out there.

...

Love the pictures of the Tioga Disk wheels and the ridiculous sun glasses.

For the "dumb shit" I would add:

-Spinergy Wheels (both the four spoke full carbon ones and the later ones with the fiber-optic cable spokes)

-Spin Wheels (thats a lot of money to spend on a rim brake wheel, where you cannot replace the rim, that has zero advantages in durability, weight or ride quality)


-D

pedalhound
05-29-2008, 08:12 AM
I agree Drew...good post.

Testy
05-29-2008, 08:18 AM
Cool Shit: Rocky Hammer and Proflex. My Hammer decked out with new XT V-brakes and my buddy's Proflex had maguras. We thought we were the shit.
http://photos.nsmb.com/files/2/4/7/1/5/hammer_proflex.jpg

Testy
05-29-2008, 08:25 AM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Hillside with a 99 Bam. This was the coolest bike I ever owned. It eventually went through my son's hands then another kids for a couple years each. Got it back a couple yearas ago & the frame is now on the wall downstairs. The Hillsides were bulletproof.
http://photos.nsmb.com/files/2/4/7/1/5/hillside.jpg

DrewM
05-29-2008, 04:04 PM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Hillside with a 99 Bam. This was the coolest bike I ever owned. It eventually went through my son's hands then another kids for a couple years each. Got it back a couple yearas ago & the frame is now on the wall downstairs. The Hillsides were bulletproof.
http://photos.nsmb.com/files/2/4/7/1/5/hillside.jpg

Okay... under Dumb shit I am going to have to add:

Bashguards with the daily news headlines machined into them.

Could Blackspire fit any more logos on there?

...

Great looking bike TestyJ!

-D

Testy
05-29-2008, 05:13 PM
Okay... under Dumb shit I am going to have to add:

Bashguards with the daily news headlines machined into them.

Could Blackspire fit any more logos on there?


-D

LOL I think that's an Overtime logo on there too. I just noticed the cycling computer sensor on the fork. Not sure that was needed.

Couch_Surfer
05-29-2008, 06:09 PM
magura hydraulic rim brakes...

... are fantastic. I still regret selling my set.

DrewM speaks the truth on this.

shirk
05-29-2008, 06:41 PM
Some people obviously are mixing up "Product that was AWESOME for its time" with "Dumb Shit We Thought Was Cool"

As usual DrewM sets it straight.


Thumb shifters are still more reliable in the long term then a lot of options. They were also way better then their immediate replacements (early gripshit = bleck, early rapidfire = meh).

They have no place on Racing bikes of any kind but for some people they still make sense for tool around bikes and seeing as how in their hey-day they were the ONLY option you can't really say they were dumb shit.

I guess all my bikes are just "tool around bike".

Thumbies for life :)

There is one of those Hillside Ti frames at Cheapskates on Dunbar if anyone wants one.

Tonestar
05-29-2008, 07:51 PM
Some people obviously are mixing up "Product that was AWESOME for its time" with "Dumb Shit We Thought Was Cool"
-D

Thanks for saying what I was thinking Drew. So many of the things listed were cutting edge developments at the time, then were looked at and incorporated into products by the manufacturers, which makes them look silly now, but at the time they were necessary.

pedalhound
05-29-2008, 08:40 PM
Ok...here are some pics of my first bike (not actually my bike...but I had one just like it)....

http://ns10.reliablehosting.com/%7Ekb11/apex3.jpg

http://ns10.reliablehosting.com/%7Ekb11/apex5.jpg

http://ns10.reliablehosting.com/%7Ekb11/apex6.jpg

http://ns10.reliablehosting.com/%7Ekb11/apex4.jpg

Check out the chainstay, instead of a normal chainstay protector they put in three spokes....I never did get to pop on a spare spoke...lol.

At one time I had a 52 tooth front ring on that bad boy...it was super fast going downhill...but my god it sucked to climb...super long chainstays.

Oldfart
05-29-2008, 08:54 PM
Thumb shifters are still more reliable in the long term then a lot of options. They were also way better then their immediate replacements (early gripshit = bleck, early rapidfire = meh).




-D
Thumb shifters were the only choice for a while but I never got more than a season or two from them before they got vague. But once grip shift and triggers became available it made thumbies dumb. Some riders back in the day even mounted thumb shifters under the bar.

sanrensho
05-29-2008, 09:53 PM
There is one of those Hillside Ti frames at Cheapskates on Dunbar if anyone wants one.

Someone (private seller, maybe Stephen Hynes?) is still selling aluminum Hillside frames in North Van. I remember seeing an ad for them in Craigslist or somewhere last year.

If only they had disc tabs...

HIBuLlitT
05-29-2008, 09:59 PM
Ok...here are some pics of my first bike (not actually my bike...but I had one just like it)....

http://ns10.reliablehosting.com/%7Ekb11/apex3.jpg



Check out the chainstay, instead of a normal chainstay protector they put in three spokes....I never did get to pop on a spare spoke...lol.

At one time I had a 52 tooth front ring on that bad boy...it was super fast going downhill...but my god it sucked to climb...super long chainstays.

Sorry, but you think this bike is dumb why? Looks like a nice bike, hell I'd ride that
on the coffee fields around here, and I'm sure I would have loved that bike ten
years ago too.

Couldn't agree more with you Drew, I loved my Magura rim brakes. That was
the first brake on the first mtb bike I ever had. Compared to the only other option
at the time they were great. I could stop in the rain (for the first time ever).

Oldfart
05-29-2008, 10:02 PM
I guess there are different types of dumb shit. There's stuff like say thumb shifters which are the best available at the time, but then someone improves the stuff radically and thus makes the previous model dumb in comparison. Then there's stuff that's dumb from the get go like Onza pedals. Say, let's use an elastomer for a spring cause it has no moving parts. But is temperature sensative and doesn't hold you in anyway, and you bunny hop those three speed bumps at the North end of the Lion's Gate and your feet end up at the height of your seat and you come down on your nads and you think " Can I get new nads from Onza on warranty? "

pedalhound
05-29-2008, 10:03 PM
haha...I loved that bike back in the day...hated the chainstay mounted U brake, hated the way too long chainstays, with all that said, some of my fondest memories were aboard that bike...also if it were not for that bike I would not be the bike slut I am today...

I never said I thought it was dumb did I? I just saw people posting up their old school rides, so I thought I would share.

mr_fungle
05-29-2008, 10:28 PM
Top and steer tube pads
Doublewide rims

HIBuLlitT
05-29-2008, 10:48 PM
Top and steer tube pads


I have a friend that would disagree with that statement. He now uses them after
spending over a week with a catheter and a pee bag strapped on his leg when
he went OTB and his bike came down between his legs and tore his urethra. Oh,
and being told here on Kauai that if the doctors on Oahu couldn't get a catheter
in they would have to cut open his bits like a banana to repair the urethra.

As a side note, the medivac plane that took him to Oahu crashed killing everyone
on board the very next flight that afternoon.

I guess stupid is all relative, no?

Wayne P
05-29-2008, 11:12 PM
I guess there are different types of dumb shit. There's stuff like say thumb shifters which are the best available at the time, but then someone improves the stuff radically and thus makes the previous model dumb in comparison. Then there's stuff that's dumb from the get go like Onza pedals. Say, let's use an elastomer for a spring cause it has no moving parts. But is temperature sensative and doesn't hold you in anyway, and you bunny hop those three speed bumps at the North end of the Lion's Gate and your feet end up at the height of your seat and you come down on your nads and you think " Can I get new nads from Onza on warranty? "

:lol: You're on fire Andy!

Here's a dumb one that everyone will agree upon: the first gen Norco VPS' and their brilliant idea of using chain ring bolts in the pivots instead of bearings.

sanrensho
05-29-2008, 11:13 PM
Check out the chainstay, instead of a normal chainstay protector they put in three spokes....I never did get to pop on a spare spoke...lol.


I had to look that up. Those spare spokes are the coolest things.

Interesting thread on spare spoke holders:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=234684

mr_fungle
05-29-2008, 11:16 PM
I have a friend that would disagree with that statement. He now uses them after
spending over a week with a catheter and a pee bag strapped on his leg when
he went OTB and his bike came down between his legs and tore his urethra. Oh,
and being told here on Kauai that if the doctors on Oahu couldn't get a catheter
in they would have to cut open his bits like a banana to repair the urethra.

As a side note, the medivac plane that took him to Oahu crashed killing everyone
on board the very next flight that afternoon.

I guess stupid is all relative, no?

Of course it is relative. Your friend's story reminds me of the Fussile Jerry Seinfeld episode. "It was a million to one shot, Doc. Million to one."

Do you ride with a toptube pad?

pedalhound
05-29-2008, 11:39 PM
I love the retro/vintage forum on mtbr...some great reads.

Couch_Surfer
05-30-2008, 12:15 AM
Do you ride with a toptube pad?

I got mine on my commuter - Now if only I could find my "LenTool" that fit under the Roach label for cleaning out cleats when they got too muddy.

Rep to anyone who had a "LenTool".

sanrensho
05-30-2008, 12:39 AM
Rep to anyone who had a "LenTool".

I just had some lentool soup, I wouldn't know how to send it to you though.

pedalhound
05-30-2008, 12:48 AM
Hah...nice rep Sanrensho!

big ben
05-30-2008, 12:50 AM
K2 SmartFork. It had a computer chip in it so it could adjust itself to the terrain you're riding!

http://www.neebu.net/~khuon/albums/1999-k2-ozm/K2_OzM_NR5_front_1.thumb.jpeg

HIBuLlitT
05-30-2008, 01:47 AM
Of course it is relative. Your friend's story reminds me of the Fussile Jerry Seinfeld episode. "It was a million to one shot, Doc. Million to one."

Do you ride with a toptube pad?

No doubt a "million to one", but I know it would save my nuts from some of the
bike abuse they've gotten over the years.

And no, I don't have one on my bike...I'm too cool for that shizzle.

NAT0007
05-30-2008, 06:39 AM
Top and steer tube pads:


Check out todays pinkbike POD

http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/881005/

HIBuLlitT
05-30-2008, 07:03 AM
Haha, I did that today kinda. I just made a new jump (double), didn't know how
fast to take it (my jump, I'm the guinea pig). Cased it the first time, then cased
the crap out of it the second. Thank god it was my seat that came up and slammed
my bits and pieces and not my top tube. Well, looks like wifey is "safe" from me
tonight :( and I feel this guys pain.

I guess that brings up the question of how "safe" can we be, and what parts are
you willing to take a chance on?

Many people are willing to go w/o body armor so that they can feel more "free and
light and cool". I can see the reasons to not wear it, but for me and my job, I can't
afford to not work because I have twenty stitches in my arm or a cracked rib.
I know I still am taking a chance of a major injury (broke arm etc) that BA won't
help with, but that happens less often than the former.

Some things may have just been a "stupid" idea, but it came about from someone
wanting to make their experience more enjoyable/safe.

Now boipace rings, that's just wanting to be lazy.;)

big-ted
05-30-2008, 07:11 AM
K2 SmartFork. It had a computer chip in it so it could adjust itself to the terrain you're riding!

http://www.neebu.net/~khuon/albums/1999-k2-ozm/K2_OzM_NR5_front_1.thumb.jpeg

At my last job I had a meeting with a rep for the company that developed the magnetic sensors used on those shocks. I had already decided I was leaving my company so just quizzed the guy for an hour on those things. He was hoping he was going to secure himself a large defence contract. He was very disappointed! :D

KenN
05-31-2008, 04:27 AM
purple ano is so cool.

Bah ... check out the road of old purple brake boosters nailed to the wood on Espresso!

Ugh.

Kn.

C.Lee
05-31-2008, 06:24 AM
Super monster
http://si6.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/2/Super_Monster_Grossman_A250.JPG

HIBuLlitT
05-31-2008, 06:41 AM
Super monster
http://si6.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/2/Super_Monster_Grossman_A250.JPG

No, no...a super monster on a bike with two front rings and no bash guard.
Pimpin' gold chain though.

C.Lee
05-31-2008, 06:47 AM
this guy
http://bikerfox.com/podcast/418300.jpg

J0SH
05-31-2008, 06:48 AM
Super monster
http://si6.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/2/Super_Monster_Grossman_A250.JPG

You say they aren't cool, but we all know that EVERYONE wants them on their bike :P

J0SH
05-31-2008, 06:49 AM
this guy
http://bikerfox.com/podcast/418300.jpg

Was he ever cool?

J0SH
05-31-2008, 06:50 AM
Bah ... check out the road of old purple brake boosters nailed to the wood on Espresso!

Ugh.

Kn.

Those things piss me off so much.

rabidllama
05-31-2008, 07:33 AM
Super monster
http://si6.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/2/Super_Monster_Grossman_A250.JPG

I'd like to note a couple other things in this picture to file under stupid shit, namely snowflake lacing and what looks like 24"/26" - because a super monster didn't rake you out far enough.

C.Lee
05-31-2008, 07:47 AM
^ you missed out DOUBLE WIDE RIMS

C.Lee
05-31-2008, 07:47 AM
Was he ever cool?

yeah man he was sponzored by nsmb for a day

PUNKY
05-31-2008, 08:12 AM
3.0 gazzis :lol:

rabidllama
05-31-2008, 08:28 AM
Whatever. I've given up on that picture. That bike looks like what would happen if norco in 2003 had let Josh Bender and a 14 year old kid design their product line. And good luck trying to true those wheels, son.

big ben
05-31-2008, 08:32 AM
Was he ever cool?

HE STILL IS COOL BIOTCH