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My second MTB - GT Timberline FS that I got in early 1998. CrMo frame, RapidFire 21-speed Shimano STX-RC and LX components, RockShock fork - it was a revelation and I started enjoying cycling much more from then on :-).
My second MTB - GT Timberline FS that I got in early 1998. CrMo frame, RapidFire 21-speed Shimano STX-RC and LX components, RockShock fork - it was a revelation and I started enjoying cycling much more from then on :-).
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In the beginning of 1999 I bought this utterly fascinating Mountain Cycle MOHO STS. I often refer to it as "the best thing I've ever bought in my life" - and I'm sure it will stay that way for quite a while.
In the beginning of 1999 I bought this utterly fascinating Mountain Cycle MOHO STS. I often refer to it as "the best thing I've ever bought in my life" - and I'm sure it will stay that way for quite a while.
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A beautiful hand-made 6061-T6 alloy frame with a patented "Softail Traction System" rear fork, Chris King A-head headset, 24-speed Shimano XT groupset (with an exception of XTR front derailleur), RockShox Judy XC fork...
A beautiful hand-made 6061-T6 alloy frame with a patented "Softail Traction System" rear fork, Chris King A-head headset, 24-speed Shimano XT groupset (with an exception of XTR front derailleur), RockShox Judy XC fork...
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...and a very strong Bontrager wheelset with IRC Mythos XC tyres - all the proper stuff back in the day, plus some very rare bits such as Modolo Pilot stem and handlebar, Selcof CNC seatpost and Gipiemme Pluma Titanium saddle.
...and a very strong Bontrager wheelset with IRC Mythos XC tyres - all the proper stuff back in the day, plus some very rare bits such as Modolo Pilot stem and handlebar, Selcof CNC seatpost and Gipiemme Pluma Titanium saddle.
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I simply loved riding it and even done some MTB/Cyclocross races on it but have then discovered road cycling, got into racing etc, so the MOHO became a "secondary bike".
I simply loved riding it and even done some MTB/Cyclocross races on it but have then discovered road cycling, got into racing etc, so the MOHO became a "secondary bike".
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A photo taken after a 1999 Cyclocross National Championship race - I scored a silver medal in Juniors category.
A photo taken after a 1999 Cyclocross National Championship race - I scored a silver medal in Juniors category.
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At the summit of Mt. Biokovo - a 30 km hillclimb from Makarska (CRO) at sea-level to 1762 m of alt.
At the summit of Mt. Biokovo - a 30 km hillclimb from Makarska (CRO) at sea-level to 1762 m of alt.
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I love this pic. It features the desintegrating ProGrip bar grips.
I love this pic. It features the desintegrating ProGrip bar grips.
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When I stopped road racing and dismantled my road bike to build a new one (Kovjanic Custom), I equipped the MOHO with slick tyres and started using it more again, mostly on the road though.
When I stopped road racing and dismantled my road bike to build a new one (Kovjanic Custom), I equipped the MOHO with slick tyres and started using it more again, mostly on the road though.
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In 2007 I came across a Spinergy carbon wheelset for sale locally, something I've been after for my road bike as it happens. I couldn't miss such an opportunity, so I've had to buy them. I then started thinking about rebuilding the bike.
In 2007 I came across a Spinergy carbon wheelset for sale locally, something I've been after for my road bike as it happens. I couldn't miss such an opportunity, so I've had to buy them. I then started thinking about rebuilding the bike.
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2009 - By now, the bike had developed yet more creeks, squeels and groans and I've been daydreaming about rebuilding it, as it really deserved it!
2009 - By now, the bike had developed yet more creeks, squeels and groans and I've been daydreaming about rebuilding it, as it really deserved it!
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My 26" and 28" Spinergy carbon wheels together - a really rare sight :-).
My 26" and 28" Spinergy carbon wheels together - a really rare sight :-).
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Mmmm... retrotastic!  However, I decided that this will be a "hot rod" type of restoration - combining old with new, to create a retro product with modern appearance and improved performance.
Mmmm... retrotastic! However, I decided that this will be a "hot rod" type of restoration - combining old with new, to create a retro product with modern appearance and improved performance.
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I decided to stay with the V-brakes, as going for discs would mean changing the wheels, buying a new fork and making a custom caliper mount for the frame.
I decided to stay with the V-brakes, as going for discs would mean changing the wheels, buying a new fork and making a custom caliper mount for the frame.
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I decided to stay with my Judy XC fork and the original retro looks. The same goes for stickers on the frame - they've had to stay exactly as they are.
I decided to stay with my Judy XC fork and the original retro looks. The same goes for stickers on the frame - they've had to stay exactly as they are.
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My intention was to keep the frame looking polished, though I've had a few colour choices in the back of my mind, as a backup solution, should polishing fail.
My intention was to keep the frame looking polished, though I've had a few colour choices in the back of my mind, as a backup solution, should polishing fail.
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