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What's the oldest 3 bits of cycling kit/bit/frames you own and still use?

pinnopinno Posts: 38,242
edited November 2016 in The cake stop
Retro stuff you have purchased doesn't count.

Cinelli Criterium Handlbars (91)
Clas/Cajastur thermal top (94)
Vini Caldirola Shorts (97)
S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
W - Wiggle Honda

"This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.

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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,095
    Ultegra SPD pedals - 1995
    Once jersey - 1995
    Quite a jump.
    Sidi shoes - 2002
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  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,130
    Raleigh titanium mountain bike 1996 frame replaced 98 under warranty front mech, chainset and bars and stem original.
    Sidi mountain bike shoes 1996
    Assos windblock top, arm warmers and windblock Gillet all about 99 to 2001
  • 47p247p2 Posts: 324
    Roll on the cold weather and the late 1980s jacket & overshoes will be out again

    Lotto.jpg

    Might be tempted to bring the Specialised helmet out at the same time

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    and my Shimano Jersey

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  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,632
    1997 Klien attitude comp
    bought a camelbak and a pair of clear glass at the same time which are still being used today .. although the glasses I should bin as they are rather scratched now
  • Redbaron1Redbaron1 Posts: 116
    I remember that specialized helmet, had one in about 93.

    Currently still occasionally use a very old pump, can't all markings worn off so mainly use it for ball inflation, a pair of socks that came free with a high 5 gel set from about 99 and a set of spanners and other bits that belonged to my grandfather and some of which date from the 40s
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    I have a tiny adjustable spanner I use for tightening valve cores; inherited that from an uncle who's no longer with us so I'd say it's likely 50 years old.

    The oldest thing I've bought new are my Nike SPD touring shoes.. They are my only cycling footwear, and they must be 15 years old, but refuse to die. Remarkable things really!
  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,090
    My 1978 Motobecane.
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,736
    A Falcon Stealth mtb from 1999 - completely original but now looking sorry having dropped off the back of the car :(
    a 1960's metric socket set coutesy of my F-I-L and a pump that I've had since childhood that is rarely used now except for a football or 2
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,523
    1987 Reynolds 531 frame, bought from Bike Tech on Park St in Bristol. Still in daily use. Changed colour, tho' :lol:

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    do tools count? i use some i "borrowed" from my dad which i am pretty sure are older than i am!
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,225
    A 2000 Gios frame and fork
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,167
    1990 Mavic Open 4CD rims on 105 hubs
    1991 Ribble 653 with most of the original parts (Ultegra 600, Cinelli stem bars and post, Rolls saddle and Mach 2)
    1994 Gaerne shoes used on rare trips to the velodrome

    I also have a skin suit still from around 1993 but when I started cycling again after a 12 year break the zip burst!
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,167
    secretsam wrote:
    1987 Reynolds 531 frame, bought from Bike Tech on Park St in Bristol. Still in daily use. Changed colour, tho' :lol:

    Used to work in an office above Bike Tech!
  • mamba80mamba80 Posts: 5,086
    My first race bike, a 1985 Peugoet Professionel, all complete with Mavic GP4's, Wolber tubs, still ride it now and then.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,242
    Ben6899 wrote:
    A 2000 Gios frame and fork

    With the lovely chromed lugs?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,242
    Chris Bass wrote:
    do tools count? i use some i "borrowed" from my dad which i am pretty sure are older than i am!

    I'll bend the rules :wink:
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • mugensimugensi Posts: 558
    Puch Sports 5 bike bought new for me in 1980 when I was 10, I used it practically every day till the early 90's. It hasn't done much in the last 25 years but I put a new chain and tyres on it recently, lubed up all moving parts and took it for a spin, the brakes are rubbish as the pads have gone rock hard but the down tube shifter/rear derailleur work fine and the headset is still smooth and free. Its slightly too small for me (think its roughly a 50cm frame) and I wont cycle it much except to take it out to keep it in working condition every now and then.

    The next oldest thing I have is a 2011 Felt F5.
  • priorypriory Posts: 743
    peugeot py10 1979 bought by me in early 90's
    brooks pro saddle 1960ish given to me 20 years ago by a bloke who said his dad paid him to ride them to break them in before sale at the shop . my usual one.
    And I still have the first pair of padded shorts I bought , lusso from about 1990. now used under trousers or tights. And my wife wears the nylon santini shirt I bought with them . It's absolutely fine , not faded or worn despite lots of use for 26 years. Amazing , but a bit orange and yellow.
    Raleigh Eclipse, , Dahon Jetstream XP, Raleigh Banana, Dawes super galaxy, Raleigh Clubman

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  • phippssphippss Posts: 96
    Not a road bike but a mtb '94 Orange C16r bought new still used periodically
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,225
    pinno wrote:
    Ben6899 wrote:
    A 2000 Gios frame and fork

    With the lovely chromed lugs?

    The frame with lovely chromed lugs is earlier. Mine has chromed dropouts and fork crown though.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • A team giant Columbia jersey which I've had for years.
  • jedsterjedster Posts: 2,004
    I ride a '92 steel stumpjumper most days
    single speed now
    frame/fork/stem/bars/seat post/cranks/cantis/1 brake lever are all original
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