...You know how they say you never forget how to ride a bike?
I haven't touched my bike in ages. I bought it in (I think) 1993
Cadex (giant) CFM2 Carbon Fiber tubes with aluminum lugs, kevlar reinforced chainstays Roxshox mag 21 (that still hold air/work) I had replaced all of the suntour stuff on it with Shimano XT after it wore out, added onza clipless pedals (Shimanos killed my knees)
I probably rode this bike around 120 miles per week for 4 or 5 years and raced it many times as well
Not my bike but same model
Im a bit nervous about the frame on it and need to get it checked out (my buddy had the same bike and his frame failed - tho he was super hard on it and broke parts constantly)
Any way I yanked it out of the garage and hosed it off, pumped up the tires and took it for a short spin down the street....
I felt like i had never ridden a bike before I did not remember the handling of it being so twitchy. I also did not remember it being so small (its an 18" frame I probably should have bought a 20" but went smaller for a lighter bike)
Rear derailleur wasn't working so a couple of turns of the barrel adjustment cleared that up.
Going to tool around on it for a while and see if it still works for me. I may end up buying something new with better geometry.
I will try and snap a couple of pics of my actual bike
Relatively envious. We haven't Mountain Biked for years. The kids are now old enough that the last of the training wheels should be gone before summer is officially here. We're one step closer to being able to get back on the trails.
Last weekend I dusted-off the wife's & my bikes and put slicks on them. So, one of us will keep-up with the oldest and the other with the youngest.
Mine is a Frankenstein StumpJumper Comp from when I used to race. I've replaced the rear cassette & chainrings, bottom bracket, headset, fork, seat, tires, skewers, gone clipless, etc. It's also been repainted. I think the frame, wheels (minus a few spokes), stem and levers are the only original pieces left.